After onu ui update my alti-barometer stopped working. Tried factory reset did not help, i go to test mode and barometer sensor says "FAIL" but SensorHub says "PASS". This device bought one month ago so i want to know is this software or hardware related problem?
In addition to all of this floor counting not working as well.
I think I found a solution for this issue and I wanted to share it with all of you. It is really odd but it actually works at least for now.
I tried to uninstall the app Alti-Barometer several times but this didn't help (never tested to factory reset the watch but I believe this won't be helping as well). I went into the Test mode of the Galaxy Watch using the dialer and entering the code *#0*#. Then select Sensor and check Barometer and Altitude indications. For me all these have been stuck on 0 and if you click on the button Self you can see a big red FAIL. I uninstalled the app Alti-Barometer once again and turned off the watch for at least 12 hours. Then I enabled the watch and went into the same Test mode and voila - all sensors have been working correctly without a problem and you can see a big blue PASS. Then I reinstalled the app once again and everything is working now.
Let me say that in my situation this was the only app which was not working. TBH, I never used it so often but something bugs me and I was searching for a solution last several weeks. I heard for some cases where a lot Samsung Health sensors are not working but I'm not sure if this solution will help for their scenario.
Good luck everyone!
Is that solution still working today 17/06/21? It didn't remain working for my Galaxy Watch.
I've found that simply switching the watch off and leaving it off for about an hour (or all night), always fixes Alti-Barometer completely. But, and it's a big BUT, the fix doesn't last for very long and gradually, over an hour or two, the 'Last 6 hours' charts will disappear and eventually so will the altitude and pressure readings. It seems as if the watch is each time gradually overloading its own 'brain' with Alti-Barometer app data? Samsung should sort this easily & quickly, especially as it's all, just fine for a while, after a prolonged shut-down of the watch.
I'm wonder if uninstalling some non-essential apps might help?