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.
Mine had stopeed flickering last week after a swim done on a low battery. i reeboted, then formated the gear and did all the updates... now it flickers but it doesnt measure the HR.
Does anyone has a trick for this? read most of the reviews but looks like its a luck thing...
@AndreiV - Still all very good on my side, all workouts pretty much accurate, these are quite vigorous workouts with weights, rowing, HIIT all stuff that previously failed miserably.
Daily auto tracked walks also perfect and resting HR great.
@GaryBrett that's impressive
I've looked back in my previous recorded Workouts and indeed I don't see only flat lines but good readings. What was concerning me was the freezing which could happen without a pattern and never recovering from ...
@AndreiV - yes it's all good at the moment. Previously during workouts I'd look down and the HR icon was flashing blank, I had to reboot watch to get it back which wasn't great, used to only read 15/20% over 60 minutes.
More noticeably I can now see all day the HR is reading each second, it used to get stuck saying 90bpm 20 minutes ago for example, none if that is happening now.
All in all for me its massively improved and is what it always should have been. I cant say for sure but I'm wondering if they took note of Gear Tracker and coded it to restart the HR sensor on failure.