I have a Withings Go and a Withings Steel HR.
The Go I've had for years. The Steel HR was just purchased a couple weeks ago. Both are working fine.
I've always liked the Go for its simplicity. I actually wear it in my sock to get accurate step counts. I've never been a fan of wristwatch-based trackers since they depend on arm motion. For example, walking 3000 steps around the grocery store will get you just a few steps on a wristwatch-based tracker because your arms are not moving while they're pushing the shopping cart. But the Go in my sock easily tracks all 3000 of those steps.
I was pleased to see in the HealthMate app when I first set up my new Steel HR that the app would take data from both devices and combine them. I figured I'd get the best of both worlds. And that seemed to be the case until just yesterday when I mowed 3 lawns. Like my grocery shopping example above, pushing the lawnmower involves very little arm motion, so I expected to get very few steps from the Steel HR, but the Go would have me covered. The Go has routinely in the past when doing these same 3 lawns always recorded around 10,000 to 12,000 steps.
This time, the Go did indeed as usual record over 10,000 steps as shown on its dial, but the Steel HR takes precedence for HealthMate and recorded my activity of lawnmowing as two separate cycling activities with only a small amount of steps. The net result was that I got only 5000 steps for the day (mostly from just regular walking around during the day), and all those steps that the Go recorded for some reason are not being factored into my total, but should be. I should have had well in excess of 15,000 steps for that day.
Is there any way I can get both devices to sync their full totals or make one device take precedence over the other. As far as steps are concerned, the Go in my sock will always be more accurate than the Steel HR on my arm.
Any info on how the data from two devices is handled and combined by HealthMate would be welcome.