Galaxy Watch Fitness Tracked: Day 8

Actions: Day off at the gym, work from home day.

Fitbit Data:

  • Total Floors Climbed: 8
  • Total Steps: 11,547
  • Total Distance: 5.97
  • Total Calories: 3,827
  • Total Active Minutes: 32 (*See Notes*)
  • Resting Heart Rate: 63bpm

Galaxy Watch Data:

  • Total Floors Climbed: 4 (Stairs are terrible)
  • Total Steps: 8,506
  • Total Distance: (Removing this stat as I have no clue what it really is)
  • Total Calories: 2,935
  • Total Active Minutes: Once again, see notes: Tired of looking at 2 apps for the same measurement
  • Resting Heart Rate: 67bpm
  • Average Heart Rate: 71bpm
  • Min Heart Rate: 60bpm
  • Max Heart Rate: 95bpm

Notes:

I have no clue why Fitbit counts active minutes one time but not another. My assumption is that my heart rate went long enough in an elevated zone.

I’m getting rid of the total distance on the Galaxy Watch. I’m assuming the watch’s Health app has the correct measurement, but the phone app has 2. And I’m never sure which one it is. Extremely annoying.

Total calories are about 900 off. I’m curious if GalaxyWatch isn’t counting calories when my watch is off. As that’s about 8 hours at about 120cal/hr for me TDEE.




Galaxy Watch Fitness Tracked: Day 7

Actions: Hard Workout Day, had to make up for the chicken nuggets the day before. 🙂

Fitbit Data:

  • Total Floors Climbed: 21
  • Total Steps: 18,034
  • Total Distance: 9.33 Miles
  • Total Calories: 5,000
  • Total Active Minutes: 108
  • Resting Heart Rate: 69bpm
  • Weights:
    • Total Time: 39 min (timer got paused, hence the discrepancy)
    • 114 avg bpm
    • Total Calories: 355
    • 1,704 steps
  • Elliptical
    • 2.14 mi
    • 139 avg bpm
    • 30 min cardio range
    • 4.3mph
    • 3,919 steps
    • Total Time: 30 min
    • Total Calories: 468

Galaxy Watch Data:

  • Total Floors Climbed: 1 (lol! I know I did more than 1!)
  • Total Steps: 14,097
  • Total Distance: 6.4 mi and 5.41 mi.
  • Total Calories: 3,769
  • Total Active Minutes: 203 (127 walking/76 min exercise)
  • Resting Heart Rate: 66
  • Average Heart Rate: 79bpm
  • Min Heart Rate: 64
  • Max Heart Rate: 156
  • Weights:
    • Total Time: 45 Mins 49 seconds
    • Calories: 613
    • Avg. Heart Rate: 109bpm
    • Max Heart Rate 133bpm
    • 1 min vigorous
    • 41 minutes Moderate
    • Steps:
  • Elliptical:
    • Total Time: 30 min
    • Total Calories: 306
    • Average Heart Rate: 140bpm
    • Max Heart Rate: 156bpm

Notes: Big day in the gym. Once again, i’m kinda tired of the Samsung Health UI. Not that fitbit is leaps and bounds better. It’s hard for me to tell whether or not I’m supposed to add the two distances, it SEEMS like it’s counting both my “active time distance” and overall walking distance. Adding them together this time get’s me over the fitbit’s data.

Galaxy Watch Fitness Tracked: Day 6

Actions: Just a typical day off but did light house work. While I didn’t workout, I was painting my Family Room

Fitbit Data:

  • Total Floors Climbed: 9
  • Total Steps: 10,007 (had to walk in place)
  • Total Distance: 5.18
  • Total Calories: 3,933
  • Total Active Minutes: 0
  • Resting Heart Rate: 72bpm

Galaxy Watch Data:

  • Total Floors Climbed: 1 (lol! I know I did more than 1!)
  • Total Steps: 6,991
  • Total Distance: 2.89 mi and 4.79 mi. (Amazing that it has 2 different distances)
  • Total Calories: 2,787
  • Total Active Minutes: 111 (walking)
  • Resting Heart Rate: 66
  • Average Heart Rate: 72bpm
  • Min Heart Rate: 64
  • Max Heart Rate: 84

Notes: Still annoyed at the 2 different distances, my assumption is the 2.89 measurement is my active time and the 4.79 is the total since the 4.79 is closer to fitbit’s calculation.

Galaxy Watch Fitness Tracked: Day 5

Notes: Once again, sorry for not posting the data on time. Been extremely busy and also very tired from exercise! Also switched to saying Day 5 cause 120 hours sounded a bit silly.

Actions: Saturday, lots of work to be done both in the gym and out. Lifted Weights

Fitbit Data:

  • Total Floors: 11
  • Total Distance: 6.23
  • Total Calories: 4,669
  • Total Active Minutes: 90
  • Weight Lifting:
    • Total Time 63 min
    • Total Cals: 725
    • Avg Heart Rate: 128bpm
    • 32 min cardio
    • 31 min Fat burn
    • Total Steps: 1,950

Galaxy Watch Data:

  • Total Floors: 6
  • Total Distance: 8,336
  • Total Calories: 3,697
  • Total Active Minutes: 63 min
  • Weight Lifting:
    • Total Time: 63 min
    • Total Cals: 852
    • Avg Heart Rate: 131bpm
    • Max Heart Rate: 160
    • 34 Min Vigorous
    • 30 min moderate

Notes: Nothing major, just the average day to day.

Observations: Since it was a Saturday, my total floors is MUCH lower since I’m not going in my office all the time and rarely go “Up” any stairs. Fitbit seems to be MUCH better at counting stairs throughout the day. My suspicion is that the same mechanism preventing the Galaxy watch from getting short trips is the same since I’m walking from the kitchen < 10 steps to my stairs to my computer. I’m liking both data points coming from the devices, but they are in fact very different.


Galaxy Watch Fitness Tracked: 96 Hour Update

Actions:

Once again, day off from the gym, got lots of sleep. Had several long meetings at the office. I wanted to go for a walk during lunch but I also wanted to each lunch away from the office since I didn’t bring food. Went out after work to celebrate my anniversary. Didn’t get home till 7:00PM and basically went to bed.

As of note, you may be noticing I goto bed early. I’m in bed for quite an hour or so before I fall asleep. Usually reading, playing a game, or talking to the wife. But occasionly I do get up and take steps but obviously they’re not counted and are generally less then 100 steps.

Fitbit Data:

  • Total Steps: 7,648
  • Distance: 3.95 miles
  • Calories burned: 4,119
  • Active Minutes: 61
  • Total Floors: 6

Galaxy Watch Data:


  • Total Steps: 5,815
  • Distance: 2.43 miles (See notes)
  • Calories Burned: 2,751
  • Active Minutes: 73
  • Total Floors: 2

Notes:

  • I’m starting to REALLY hate the Samsung Health app. When I open the Active Time for yesterday, I get the following information: Calories burned 2,741, Activity, 439. Distance 3.15 Miles. However, when I goto the steps counter, it says I went 2.43 miles and and burned 401 cal. I’m not sure which one is right, even on it’s own app it doesn’t agree with itself. I end up just using the Health app on the watch to gather data.

Observations:

Nothing major today other than it’s somewhat annoying when you don’t hit the goals. It’s not bad, but there’s a blank area there. I gues that’s the idea. The night before at the end of the day I have 9,800-ish steps, so I just walked around the house to get over 10,000. I didn’t care about the Galaxy watch side but it was there. However, this time I was ~2,500 short for Fitbit and 185 steps for Galaxy Watch. Already I’m wanting to lean toward Fitbit’s data overall, not that I took 10,000 steps but I tend to like their benchmarks better.

Galaxy Watch Fitness Tracked: 48 Hour Update

Actions:

Woke up at 3:50AM, both watches immediately on wrists.

Went to the gym at 4:30AM, lighted weights for approx. 47 minutes including 3 minutes of elliptical as a warm up.

Removed both trackers at 7:20PM.

Fitbit Data:

  • Weight Lifting:
    • Total Time: 47 minutes
    • Heart Rate:
      • 30 minutes in Cardio Zone
      • 17 minutes Fat burn zone
      • Average Heart Rate: 131 bpm
    • Calories Burned: 590
    • 1,799 steps
    • 47 active minutes.
  • Total Steps For the day: 10,193
  • Floors: 8
  • Distance: 5.13 Miles
  • Calories: 4,370
  • Active minutes: 64

Galaxy Watch Data:

  • Weight Lifting
    • Total Time: 46min 51 seconds
    • Heart Rate:
      • Vigoroius: 31 minutes.
      • Moderate: 16 minutes.
      • Max Heart Rate: 151bpm
      • Average Heart Rate: 131bpm
  • Total Steps for the day: 7,882
  • Floors: 4
  • Distance: Can’t find this data
  • Calories: 3,419
  • Active Minutes:
  • Heart Rate Range: 74 -151bpm

Notes:

It seems, when exercising, the two devices have nearly the same performance from the two major things I’ll be doing. Lifting weights was good. Still seeing vastly different step counts. So far I think what I was mentioning was true, Fitbit is over what I actually stepped and Samsung is drastically under. This would be especially difficulting since the Fitbit appears to use movement in nearly any pattern and the Galaxy Watch tends to watch movement overtime to determine if you’re walking. It brings into question, what is a “step” really.

Observations:

The Samsung Health application on the phone is rather crap. Not that fitbit is the most direct UI, but at least I can view past data easily.
So far I think what I was mentioning was true, Fitbit is over what I actually stepped and Samsung is drastically under. This would be especially difficulting since the Fitbit appears to use movement in nearly any pattern and the Galaxy Watch tends to watch movement overtime to determine if you’re walking. It brings into question, what is a “step” really.