1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I have a Samsung S4 and recently bought a Garmin Heart Rate Monitor with ANT+. When using the S Health app to track my exercise, I can see that the phone and HRM are paired, and the S Health app is registering my heart rate AND gives me a chart of my heart rate during the period of exercise, but it doesn't calculate my calories burnt properly. I cycled home for 40 mins the other day with an average heart rate of 178bpm and it said that I only burnt 150kcals (is this calories, not sure why the extra 'k' as it's certainly not for kilocalories!), and when on the treadmill today for 30 mins it said I burnt no kcals!

    I'm hoping I missed something really basic in the setup here, so any advice would be appreciated.


    Jadea864 likes this.
    08-14-2014 02:31 AM
  2. Karl Krasnowsky's Avatar
    Did you ever get an answer for this? I'm trying to get S Health on my S5 to recognize my Garmin heart rate strap and getting nothing.
    02-24-2015 09:18 AM
  3. shp111's Avatar
    Did you ever get this to work?
    05-12-2015 04:14 PM
  4. JackRoberts's Avatar

    I've been struggling with this on my NOTE4 and may have a suggestion. S Health lists the compatible hrm straps and then lets you "Register" your choice. I have a Garmin ANT+ HRM1G. I've already set myself up in S Health so the setup wizard was not active. I had to find the appropriate screens manually as follows:

    1) Open S Health
    2) Select the steps monitoring screen. My screen has "Jack" (me) in the upper left , "More" in the upper right, and "Be more active" as a header. It displays the number of steps today etc.
    3) Select "More" (displays (Manage Items, Partner Apps, Accessories, & Settings)
    4) Select "Accessories" (displays Registered accessories and lists View More at the bottom of the list.) I had to View More to find my Garmin
    5)Select your ANT+ HRM (I wore mine but I'm not sure if it is necessary)
    6) When you select a compatible HRM, "Register" will display in the top right hand (in green)
    7) Select Register and the devices will pair

    Good Luck
    06-06-2015 05:24 PM
  5. Rachel Bonham's Avatar
    Awesome ...just the information I was looking for.
    07-10-2015 01:12 PM
  6. Gnzrme's Avatar
    I still am having problems getting my S Health to read from my Garmin Heart Rate Monitor... I paired it up, but it is not reading...How do I get it to stop using the phone sensor and read the Garmin HRM?
    07-23-2015 10:47 PM
  7. D-K's Avatar
    Same issue as the previous post. Paired but not reading from it except from my fingerprint.
    08-03-2015 12:06 PM
  8. Theuns Opperman's Avatar
    My Note 3 won't pair with my Garmin Heart Rate monitor at all. It doesn't even recognise it when I scan devices.
    10-24-2015 08:51 AM
  9. Cvitanic's Avatar
    Anyone managed to make this work ? I have the same issue paiting with a Timex 2.4 GHz HR band. It appears when scanned and registers, but I get no HR reading within S Health app. I checked my S4 is receiving a signal from the HR monitor since Strava gets a HR reading.

    Also tried uninstalling the latest update and going back to the original version of S Health and it paired with the HR monitor and gave a reading, so it seems the issue is with the new S Health update.
    04-01-2016 12:23 PM
  10. ohv698's Avatar
    I have a Note5 and use a Garmin ANT+ HRM and free Endomondo exercise app. All works well together
    06-11-2016 03:11 AM
  11. Yogesh_83's Avatar

    I was also trying to connect my HRM with S Health and was confused why isn't it reading my heart rate even though Garmin HRM is registered.

    Well the reason for this was I haven't started any activity on my S Health. Once I start an activity it starts registering my heart rate. It's not like your other HRM that constantly tracks your heart rate for example vivo or gear.

    Hope this helps
    07-10-2016 08:01 PM
  12. hardwareguy75's Avatar
    Yup. This is what I have been looking for. Thanks Yogesh. You gave me my sanity back.
    08-17-2016 10:07 PM
  13. David Payne1's Avatar
    if you still have problems, remember that you need to be wearing the HRM when you try to register it in S Health.
    08-26-2016 09:53 AM

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