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Galaxy watch not counting steps while mowning the lawn

(Topic created on: 22-04-2019 10:36 AM)
dfauvarq
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I was mowning the lawn this morning with motor lawn mower.

 

During that time my Galaxy watch didn't  count the steps (I was pushing the mower). As soon as I stopped the motor, the galxycounted the steps again.

 

I guess there was a false detection of in car or on motorcycle activity.

 

Just making this comment so the Galaxy programmers can improve this behavior

 

Regards

Daniel

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AndrewL
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@dfauvarq: This was probably caused by the vibrations from the lawnmower interfering with the pedometer. I'll pass your comments on to see if this can be remedied in the future.
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Westsidesouthpaw
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Same issue0 please0 fix. Arms aren't swinging when we mow but feet are moving. Almost 4 miles of walking in my yard. 

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AndrewL
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@Westsidesouthpaw: The accuracy of the step counter on the Galaxy Watch can be affected by vibrations, as well as reduced arm movement. If you're pushing something (in this case, a lawn mower) then your arms are in an upright, stationary position, which can result in your steps not being counted. If you walk with your arms swinging by your side in the traditional sense, does the watch work as expected? 

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TNJGB
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I don't think this is anything to do with vibrations. The watch does not count steps when pushing any wheeled device with a handle and this includes lawn mowers, prams and pushchairs along with golf carts. It has had this issue since at least Watch-2 and I assume it is because the arm holding the device is not swinging as when walking. FitBits count steps when pushing devices.

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