1. generic username's Avatar
    I'm intrigued by the Gear S. Does anyone know yet whether the heart rate monitor works well during exercise, unlike the Gear Fit?
    09-03-2014 12:50 PM
  2. genepo's Avatar
    i just got the gear s sat. but went for a ride and used Endomondo and it gave me a heartrate monitor readout which is consistent with whose I've seen with other apps.
    04-27-2015 03:27 PM
  3. InfamousUnknown's Avatar
    Yes, it is not as good a HR monitor as your typical chest strap, and frankly there are better optical monitors out there, but they tend to be in dedicated sports watches.

    The S does a reasonable job. However, the exercise apps do seem to be some of the biggest battery drains. If you really want a good exercise watch I'd be more likely to go with something in that space. Personally on rides I have the S on my wrist for communication, but use the Garmin mounted on the bike for tracking.

    My wife sometimes caries the S with her on runs, but the Garmin is on the wrist, and the s in a pouch just in case.
    04-27-2015 04:50 PM
  4. mountainbikermark's Avatar
    My Fit worked fine, about as accurate as my Nike hrm watch. S is just as good for me.
    If you find inaccurate readings you can turn the watch (Fit or S) so the face is on the underside of your wrist.
    sirCLD likes this.
    04-27-2015 04:56 PM
  5. Ultraman666's Avatar
    I use mine during bball and it works great as long as it make it a little tighter than i normally wear it
    04-30-2015 08:25 AM

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