A quick comparison - Note 4 pedometer vs gear 2

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Question is which one is correct?

    Decided to test it out and see the difference. Went to tesco followed by a short walk to the pub
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    This was the distance recorded after tesco and when I went up to the pub

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  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I've always noted and said that S - health pedometer built in is ALWAYS too generous.

    My Gear Fit / Jawbone Up & Fitbit Flex are near identical or within 5% of each other, the S - health pedometer has always been way too generous and very unreliable. By the end of the day it's often thousands of steps out, and has been since the S4, Note 3, S5 and still is on my Alpha. Thankfully I can use my Fits step count instead of the pedometer on the phone with S - health.
     
  3. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Pedometers are less accurate than GPS enabled fitness devices like the Garmin Forerunner series. Question is does the Note 4 use GPS or pedometer? Wouldn't make sense if the Note 4 doesn't use the built-in GPS unless it detects that you're indoor.
     
  4. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    That's the thing if you do walking on the gear 2 that's done via gps
     
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    Just took dog for walk

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    Think watch is far more accurate
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    ^ Yep far more accurate..... They really need to rejig shealth pedometer. :)
     
  7. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Yesterday my step count as recorded by the S5 was 6414.

    I also used the argus app on my ipad mini retina and it recorded 6470 steps which is pretty similar.
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It would be worth comparing to a dedicated pedometer / fitness tracker.
     
  9. spriter macrumors 65816

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    Am going to try this later today: Note 4 vs Garmin Vivosmart.

    Would live an S Health update to work with the Vivosmart. On one hand, S Health already supports some Garmin accessories but it might be too close to Gear devices for Samsung to allow it.
     
  10. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    You need to compare devices to the actual number of steps, not to each other. If you actually made 13000 steps, the fact thaf they both missed half the steps doesn't do any honor to them.
     
  11. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I don't use any kind of monitor on the Stair Master except what is on the machine itself. Bet every one would read something different.

    1500 steps in 20 minutes this morning.
     

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