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Pairing an external external heart rate monitor to samsung health


Has anyone tried to pair an external heart rate monitor to samsung health as a work around for poor heart rate tracking on the Galaxy Watch? I've just ordered a Tickr chest strap as its one of the listed compatible heart rate monitors on the Samsung health app. I'm hoping that when I do a boot camp style workout or a stair climb workout (the Galaxy Watch seriously fails to track both of these for me) that by pairing the Tickr with Samsung health I can track those workouts and get a heart rate graph at the end of my workout on the Samsung health app. If anyone knows if this will work could you please let me know. I'll test it out and post my findings in the next couple of days. I'm gutted that I'm having to try to use work arounds on this as the Galaxy Watch should be able to track heart rate. 

Hi, I’m in the same boat as you. It seems that the Samsung Health app on the Galaxy Watch cannot pair with any external HRMs at the moment, although a workaround would be to use the Sporty watchface - gave it a try and so far it seems to do the job well. Workouts that are logged can be uploaded to Strava, and some other app, but I did not see Samsung Health as one of those apps. If you want to see your stats after your workout, you might want to upgrade to a TickrX as it does save a workout without a device, although it won’t give you GPS tracked runs and the advance runs metrics, but you’ll still have your HR graph. Keep in mind that you can only view them on the Wahoo Fitness app, which at the moment, does not upload any stats to Samsung Health (although it works with Strava).
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