S Health and MFP issues and concerns

I posted something along this line at the S Health Group but there are not a lot of users there yet. So thought I would put this here to see who else is having these issues and if anyone has found a work around.

Step Counting - It took a lot of fiddling at first but eventually I got my step count syncing with MFP. Once its connected it has stayed connected pretty well.

Recording an exercise - Once I record an exercise it creates a separate item in my diary. I like that better than how fitbit does it. However, for some reason it spams my newsfeed it will make many posts over and over with the same workout. I've seen it make at least 6 posts for one workout, I'm pretty sure my friends group doesn't appreciate that. So if anyone has figured out how to turn off the auto posting of exercise in the news feed please tell me how?

Second issue with Recording an exercise, it cancels out my entire step count. It goes to zero. If you have negative calorie adjustment turned on, your entire calories from steps goes negative. I think its trying to adjust the calorie count from steps so there is no double dipping from steps during the exercise. But its clear this algorithm is bugged out.

At this point my work around for these two issues is to use UA record for recording exercise directly, this doesn't seem to bug out the S Health step count. I just wonder about double dip during my exercise especially if its a recorded walk or run. I don't know if it subtracts the steps from S health adjustment, I don't suspect it does.

Negative Calorie Adjustment - previous issue aside, I have never seen my S Health make a negative calorie adjustment and should almost always have one on Sunday as that is my rest and watch my DVR day. I'm set to lightly active, I could take 50 steps and do nothing else and still get a positive adjustment. So I'm pretty sure this feature is just not working.

Any other S health user seeing these issues and what are doing to work around these issues? or better yet has anyone found fixes for these issues?

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  • mopfermann
    mopfermann Posts: 1 Member
    How did you get step counting to work? I always get a server communication error.
  • CookieVenator
    CookieVenator Posts: 64 Member
    In the settings on MFP there is an option to post exercises to your feed. I've turned it off. It doesn't 'fix' the issue to only post it once but at least it stops everyone else getting pee'd off with you. If im that bothered about posting a workout I'll post it manually.

    As for the sync issue between steps and exercise I'm lost
  • sueann10
    sueann10 Posts: 74 Member
    Second issue with Recording an exercise, it cancels out my entire step count. It goes to zero. If you have negative calorie adjustment turned on, your entire calories from steps goes negative. I think its trying to adjust the calorie count from steps so there is no double dipping from steps during the exercise. But its clear this algorithm is bugged out.

    Yes this happens to me and drives me crazy as I love seeing my exercise calories - it is a major motivator for me. I have been fiddling with the S Health App and Fitbit by activating and deactivating the connection which helps but as soon as I can find my fitbit charger (somewhere in my house), I'll stop relying on S Health.

    To get back your positive calories from recorded exercises, don't Complete Diary. Or I complete my diary with the step count then go back after and add the recorded exercise (stationary bike).
  • CrystalApril
    CrystalApril Posts: 16 Member
    I'm having the exact same issues. I'll try the UA record work around