Below is my screenshot, this was before the software update. I can honestly say the watch that was sent back to me has been working perfectly. It records all steps. The only issue I had was user error. It didn't track my speed on the ride. It was user error, I didn't switch the location on.
Anyone considering exchanging the watch, it was honestly the best thing I did. I was becoming quite frustrated now I have what I paid for and am quite happy with it😊
So my watch that shows this have bad hardware? So there is no need to wait for the update?
My issue was never heart rate monitor. Since update and taking advise regards wearing watch further from wrist it has improved the HR monitor.
However my issue is steps and this has not improved. Turned off all exercixe except walking but still lagging 2000 steps behind my watch.
Is this software or hardware?
Johnerz - Nice one, that's great to hear, my replacement is apparently due in next few days so hope to have same results as you.
Very odd, using same software version produces such different results, that suggests hardware problem doesn't it?
Either way great news.
My issue with the watch I pre-ordered was the steps. It recorded some steps but wasn't accurate then it stopped recording them altogether.
The replacement has recorded steps accurately. The worst issue regarding steps is that sometimes the is a slight delay then the figure catches up. However, when it catches up the figure is accurate. I have tested it several times.
The battery life is also excellent, I'm getting 3-4 days of use.
Yes, it seems like it's a hardware issue. My replacement has been fine. It was a bit of hassle to get it but it was worth it.
I hope your replacement works and gives you the funtionality you need, aside from the low number of apps (which i can live with) it's an excellent watch.
From a selfish point of view I hope it isn't hardware!! I've banked on a software update resolving my occasional (yes, not all the time anymore) heart rate drop outs and no deep sleep tracking. I know the sleep tracking is software because it's recording my heart rate all night but I guess the algorithm needs to be tweaked to display the sleep stages correctly. Steps seems to be not too bad now, or I've got used to it! Also I've been wearing my S3 whilst working out and that lost heart rate occasionally too. Placement of the GW on the arm seems more important with this watch too. I'm out of my 28 days now and when I rang today to ask whether they would exchange rather than repair should it be hardware it took 40 minutes before I spoke to someone who eventually said yes, but only if I accepted a refund or replacement today, even though they're still showing none in stock. Guess I could be lucky and speak to someone in a couple of weeks if it does turn out to be hardware. Even then though I don't think Samsung will ever confirm either way.
Lisa, is that the 46mm yours too?
Strangely, most problems seem to be around the 46 version while that is the one also which is out of stock....
I hope this isn't because they recalled the 46mm!!