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# Use Samsung Galaxy S5 As a Pedometer to Count Your Number of Steps

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### Fitbit surge vs. Samsung S5, why such a great difference in calories burned?

Just got new fitbit surge, seems to be great difference in calories burned 1509 cal on fitbit 1.95 miles, 4657 steps, 185 cal on Samsung, 2.19 miles, 5170 steps on Samsung which is more correct? do not want to keep fitbit if it is off this much

If you are looking for calories burnt per steps, then let us approach this question thoroughly.

1. 1
Use the Fitbit Surge device and a pedometer (if you have it).

2. 2
First, walk at a slow pace for an entire mile.
Write down the number of steps taken and calories.

3. 3
Then, walk at a fast pace for an entire mile.
Write down the number of steps taken and calories again.

4. 4
Then, walk at a fast pace for an entire mile.
Write down the number of steps taken and calories

5. 5
Weigh yourself and write down the value in pounds.
If you know your weight in kilograms, just open https://google.com and type your weight and "kg to pounds". You will get the pound value.

6. 6
Now, use this formula for the slow pace readings to get the number of calories you have burnt:
```r1 = WeightInPounds * 0.57 / StepsPerMile * TotalSteps.
```

7. 7
Use the following formula for the fast pace readings to get the number of calories you have burnt:
```r2= WeightInPounds * 0.57 / StepsPerMile * TotalSteps.
```

8. 8
Now, use Samsung S5 and repeat steps 1-7.

9. 9
Compare the calories calculated (r1 and r2) and shown (on either device).
Then, compare a pedometer (if you have it) readings with what devices show. Whichever is closer is more correct for your case.

10. 10
If you are looking for more than calories-burnt-per-step value, then contact Fitbit support team to fine-tune your device to your personal needs.

### Step counter disappeared from main page?

My Step counter disappeared from my Samsung's main page on my phone. It is still working within the app. How can I get the step counter displayed back to my main page?. I have tried: Logged onto internet. I think it was caused by: Don't know

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### My Galaxy S5 no longer records steps in S health?

My Galaxy S5 no longer records steps in S health. I have tried: Turning it on and off.. I think it was caused by: It worked up to about a week ago

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### How does S5 S Health track my steps? This can track even if it's offline?

I had counted steps, but I am offline. Is this possible?. I have tried: None. I think it was caused by: None

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### How to get steps on home screen?

My steps used to show up on my home screen. After an update it is no longer there. How can I get it back on the home screen?. I have tried: Google. I think it was caused by: Update

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### Can I add the number of steps manually?

I dress professionally for work. I cannot always attach the phone to my hip, or carry in my pocket. I end up leaving my phone on my desk to run to the bathroom or to grab coffee/water. So often times, my pedometer is behind in counting my actual steps. Last week, I had on jeans and was able to wear my Galaxy S5 on my hip and the number of steps exceeded any previous summaries. This morning I am in a dress without a place to attach my phone. I counted the number of steps to and from the coffee machine. When I got back to my office, I tried to update my steps, but could not figure out how to do this. Do you have any suggestions?

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### It no longer counting my daily steps, what can I do to fix?

How can I get my S5 to count my daily steps. I think it was caused by: S health update on the app

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### Steps ( mobile phone vs Samsung GearFit2 ) settings?

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