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  1. zhris's Avatar
    They must have removed the sleep tracker on the Gear S2. I have it on my Gear S watch and it is supported in S Health. I just never remember to turn this on at night.

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    Yeah, the S2 has something similar, but like you said, it's manual only, not as convenient as the Fitbit's. Like you, I either forget (or are simply too tired) to fiddle with it.
    03-29-2016 11:51 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    They must have removed the sleep tracker on the Gear S2. I have it on my Gear S watch and it is supported in S Health. I just never remember to turn this on at night.

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    I should probably turn that on. I only do the step thing within S-Health. I need to explore the other options it has...
    03-29-2016 12:24 PM
  3. Domestoboto92x's Avatar
    Note 3 on stock Lollipop. I use S Health, Google Fit, a Jawbone UP24 (and the blue UP app), and MyFitnessPal.

    S Health is WITHIN what I consider to be THE MARGIN OF ERROR for my step count and "active time" - a 1xx steps and 30 Seconds activity disparity between services doesn't bother me that much - Jawbone has the more Conservative count. Google Fit counts a bit more but it sucks battery. S Health counts great.

    But Samsung REALLY needs to include at least MyFitnessPal interconnectivity - so the running activity reflects better. Nike+ is HOPELESS for anyone but New York City Marathoners and their kind!
    03-29-2016 12:34 PM
  4. anon(607340)'s Avatar
    Nice try. There's clearly a sodium tracker in the nutrient list here:

    Posted via the Android Central App
    *facepalm*

    I was just looking at the food data for the day, not the overall goal "eat healthier"

    thanks!
    03-29-2016 12:44 PM
  5. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I should probably turn that on. I only do the step thing within S-Health. I need to explore the other options it has...
    When you have this turned on, it places your sleep pattern on a graph so you can see when you were getting the most restful sleep.

    I should start using it again. You just turn it on a while before you think you will be falling asleep or when you get into bed is probably best.
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    03-29-2016 12:47 PM
  6. BrockS.'s Avatar
    I use it daily to track food/water, steps, walks, and some workouts. I use it on both my Note 5 and Gear S. I noticed too, after the last update, that S Health will now track sleep pretty accurately automatically on my Note.
    03-29-2016 12:52 PM
  7. xcha0tic's Avatar
    I use it but with this thought in mind nothing is 100% accurate. I use it for an idea of what I've done or what I'm recording.
    Maisoumenos likes this.
    03-29-2016 01:36 PM
  8. Maisoumenos's Avatar
    I'm a runner and I love S Health. It does more than an adequate job for me. It doesn't have a"weight lifting" section so I'm not sure what exactly the person who started this forum was looking for. It's good at what it does
    03-29-2016 03:14 PM
  9. mdafesh's Avatar
    I used to use it everyday and it was nic to keep track of my workout length, how often I worked out, steps (not accurate), and cardio. but I found that the calories burned and all the real relevant information wasn't accurate. I bought a Microsoft Band 2 last month (it was $100 cheaper and alot cheaper than Gear S2) and I will never use anything else to track my workouts. I did a lot of research based on my needs and I found this to be the best solution... HR, Calories, Distance, Intensity of Workouts, Sleep, Microsoft Health App, Golf (it's a big one for me) and outdoor running walking or biking with a standalone GPS (mind you, battery doesn't last on GPS longer than 4 hrs, but who needs a GPS for workouts longer than 4hrs?) Anyways.. Does anyone know how to disable S Health completely from my S6 Edge?
    03-29-2016 03:51 PM
  10. Marc Jentzsch's Avatar
    Maybe if you're a runner, it's useful, but I think not for much else.
    I'm a runner and I don't find it to be useful (maybe occasionally useful when I'm figuring out a new route and how far it is, but I have a lot of tools for that). I also used a Fitbit for a while. The Fitbit seemed better, but I don't take my phone when I run and I hate wearing watches and fitness bands so ultimately, such things are pointless for me. I'm sure I'm not alone, but I do seem to be in the minority. It's all just another thing (or a set of things) to manage that doesn't materially contribute to my quality of life. I only use this stuff during workplace competitions now.
    03-29-2016 05:00 PM
  11. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    It works better in conjunction with the Gear S2. As a standalone with just the phone, the only value I see in it is the ability to keep track of your meals.
    That makes some sense, but I'm not going to go spend another $300 on top of the phone to get what a fitbit can give me for a third of the price. Thanks.
    younggreenanne likes this.
    03-29-2016 05:05 PM
  12. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    That makes some sense, but I'm not going to go spend another $300 on top of the phone to get what a fitbit can give me for a third of the price. Thanks.
    But you can't use the fitbit add a stand alone phone and leave your phone at home and still get calls and texts from your phone and reply to those texts. You get so much for for that extra price.
    03-29-2016 05:21 PM
  13. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    But you can't use the fitbit add a stand alone phone and leave your phone at home and still get calls and texts from your phone and reply to those texts. You get so much for for that extra price.
    True. But I don't really feel the need to leave my phone at home and still get calls and texts.....
    younggreenanne likes this.
    03-29-2016 06:38 PM
  14. Lfsnz67's Avatar
    I actually like S Health. It accurately measures my walking and offer verbal encouragement and updates through my Samsung Level headphones while I walk. I've never understood the hate for S Health. I like it better than Google Fit...
    Maisoumenos likes this.
    03-29-2016 11:59 PM
  15. 1812dave's Avatar
    I too, HATE S Health! I can not delete it from my Note 2. Well, I can...but it comes right back. That's right--I can uninstall, but it comes back like a zombie. At least on the S7, I can disable it and it stays disabled. Having a Gear 2 is the reason (presumably) that S Health comes back from the dead on my Note 2. Little things like that diminish Samsung in my eyes.

    You want good 3D, try an old Viewmaster!
    03-30-2016 12:03 AM
  16. philly's Avatar
    Sigh.
    03-30-2016 05:47 AM
  17. dman76's Avatar
    I have never had a Samsung phone before so I am just trying it out. How does it count steps? Does it just detect your leg movement? Is there a way to adjust your stride length so the mileage is accurate?

    I don't run much but use an elliptical. Is there a way to track that data by manually entering how far and the time you used the elliptical?
    03-30-2016 11:12 AM
  18. anon(5356006)'s Avatar
    I went for a 1.5 mile walk and it said I walked 4+ miles. I had Google Fit running and it reported around 1.5 miles. Disabled S Health and use Google Fit.
    03-30-2016 08:13 PM
  19. Joe Meinhart's Avatar
    i use S Health, and also Noom Walk and Pacer. they each come up with a different number by the end of the day and I average the numbers to determine my step count.
    03-30-2016 08:23 PM
  20. anon(9347632)'s Avatar
    I use it, but mainly for step count. But, this past weekend I went backpacking and took about 30,000 steps one day, and went about 7-8 miles, and it recorded 15 miles, which wasn't even close to what I walked. It's not a big deal, as GPS was off, but it was still off by 7-8 miles. There are some areas that should be improved, but overall it's OK.
    04-04-2016 08:57 AM
  21. areyes163's Avatar
    I use it all the time. But I pair it with my gear s2 so it's more accurate. If I didn't have the gear watch I would have to get something else because to track just by phone to doesn't seem to be all that accurate.
    04-04-2016 01:45 PM
  22. dman76's Avatar
    I use it all the time. But I pair it with my gear s2 so it's more accurate. If I didn't have the gear watch I would have to get something else because to track just by phone to doesn't seem to be all that accurate.
    Are you talking about the step tracker being accurate with the Gear S2?
    04-04-2016 04:34 PM
  23. areyes163's Avatar
    Yeah. Sorry. Looked confusing. I found my step tracker on the gear s2 to be accurate.
    04-04-2016 04:35 PM
  24. Doxboi's Avatar
    I have noticed that the phone gives me more accurate steps count than both my Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, that's why I have it on the S Health Settings to show the Phone Count instead of the watches.

    It seems that the Watch only counts when you move your arms enough for it to count it, while the phone on my pocket or hands seems to recognize the steps better.
    This is not totally true, I have noticed while putting my phone down in the truck it counts even bumps in the road as a step.
    09-28-2016 11:10 PM
  25. bkrell's Avatar
    If you have a Gear S2 or S3 (or whatever Gear), it's your only option to get a GPS recorded run from your watch to your phone. They used to have Nike+, as well. But Nike came out with an updated app about the same time the new iPhone and Apple Watch were annouced and they're no updated Gear app that works with it.
    09-29-2016 11:03 AM
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