I have the new Galaxy watch, received on 7th September and after 1 recorded exercise the heart rate monitor is flatlining after 10 minutes.
First run below
Second recorded walk
I am annoyed as I want to keep track of my heart rate during exercise. I also wonder if this effects the calories burned if it cannot record the heart rate correctly.
This appears to be a common theme for Samsung watches as my husbands S3 did the same, purchased Sept 2017, at the beginning of the year.
13-09-2018 11:53 AM in
Please see this thread which describes the exact problem you are seeing.
It is a software issue which effects multiple devices and has been present since January this year. Samsung are aware of the problem and it has been passed to the dev team.
Please post in the above thread.
By the way, Thank you for letting us know it is still not fixed in the galaxy watch.
If I were you I would return the watch whilst you still can because me and many others are stuck with the watch now (gesr sport, s3 and fit 2 pro) and Samsung refuse to fix it.
13-09-2018 01:20 PM in
I had exactly the same problem, and also it won't wake up by moving the wrist and didn't register and steps or activity. Have returned for a replacement, but Samsung is out of stock. I think they are having a lot of problems and probably holding back and trying to fix the watch. they weren't able to tell me when they would be back in stock
21-09-2018 10:43 AM in
Same issue with my galaxy watch, had it ten days. suddenly it doesnt register HR or GPS. not good when you find our after completing a training ride!!! support said to reset watch as its a glitch. dont like glitches on a brand new watch!! samsung need to sort it out
21-09-2018 10:57 AM in
Haha! At least they acknowledged there is a problem.
They seriously expect people to just reset the watch every time you want to record a workout?
Samsung have a habit of just advising people to 'restart the device' or 'clear the cache' and other basic troubleshooting steps but they hardly ever actually look into what caused the problem and develop a fix for it.
21-09-2018 11:04 AM in
Samsung gave me this advice as well. I had to reset it twice for it to work, at the moment it's recording heart rate but I don't know how long that will carry on for.
There has been an update in the meantime that has run on my phone, hopefully it will stop it happening in future.
27-09-2018 07:07 PM in
Hi mine has been doing the same thing. I spoke to Samsung support, they told me to back up my watch on the app then factory reset it. I then restored the watch using the app and so far its helped. My last 3 workouts have recorded heart rate data. I am not sure but it feels a little like the software on the watch almost needs to calibrate to the user. Maybe I'm wrong but it almost learns to track your heart rate better the more you use it. Anyone out there know if that theory is possible?
28-09-2018 09:14 AM in
01-10-2018 01:31 PM in
I have a sneaking suspicion this is a hrdware issue and not a software one, which is maybe why Samsung ignores it. My thinking is that the heart rate monitor is not very good in sweaty conditions. Mine does the same, and stopped when I ran up a hill and started sweating heavily. When I went into an aircon area it started working again.
01-10-2018 01:46 PM in
Patong - Im not so sure to be honest, I installed UA Record as a test and it monitored HR perfectly through a 60 minute workout, when I later looked at the Samsung health graph for same period it was flatlining all over the place.
Also, I used a watchface with HR reading to test. During a workout yesterday when the HR expectedly failed on workout screen I quickly jumped to watchface and it was within 2bpm what my Fitbit was tracking on the other wrist..
Im no expert but if it was hardare wouldnt the output be similair across all displays, regardless of app used?