Hoping this might help others!
So, after going nuts not believing that my wonderful GPS watch (Gear Fit 2) doesn't track the only thing I need it for I have finally found a work around.
It is RIDICULOUS that Samsung Health doesn't give you weekly & monthly TOTALS & on a GPS watch! (not average, that's no good to me!).
ALL I use it for is doing distance/step challenges via 'race at your pace' etc.
So, after hours searching, I have downloaded 'Health Sync' & 'Google Fit'. Health sync transfers the data from your watch to Google fit which gives me the totals! YES!!!!!!!!!!!
Plus the GPS still works if you're recording specific route maps through 'workouts'.
Just make sure you disable the tracking part in the Health App. The watch does the work, if that app is recording too it messes it up. They messaged me to tell me this, it was all really easy & guided you through.
It takes a short while to transfer but it works. I tested it yesterday & it has saved my totals, my hike map & is pretty much spot on with 'map my walk' I used at the same time to check it.
Nothing's perfect but I am so happy I can keep my watch and get what I want from it.
I think it's about £3 for lifetime access to Sync. I can deal with that.
SAMSUNG, come on this is awful that this is missing from the app, you're SAMSUNG for goodness sake!
Soooo many people are doing these 'distance over time' type challenges now!!!
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I also lamented this missing feature on my Samsung Health app, and spent considerable time and energy back dating the version to a 5.7 version where the feature was still available ... HOWEVER on the latest 6.10.0.041 (June 2020) release I recently updated to, I found it! I just tap the "Steps" display in the middle of the main home page, which takes me to a screen with two tabs, "Track" and "Trend". Tapping on the "Trends" tab takes you to a display of your averages over time. Select "Days", "weeks" or "months" and it will display your avg daily steps, distance and calories burned! So glad they changed this back from the "average daily minutes" they used to show. Guess they finally figured out that nobody cares how many MINUTES they walked ... Was anybody suprised that we want to know the distance!?!! lol
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