Crown Health Multiple Languages
Not sure if this has been said or not so I apologize if it already has. I would like to make a suggestion regarding the health. I believe a better system would be to have health particularized to each language you are learning. So for example if I exhaust my health on Spanish, my health should not be empty on french.
A popular workaround to avoid the "Health" feature
Use Duolingo's web version on your phone/tablet (www.duolingo.com), because it .......
does not have the "Health" system and gems
will work in the newest version of the Chrome or Firefox browser on your phone or tablet, if you have rather good Wifi (or LTE/4G with an Internet bundle)
For the best typing experience:
- set the browser to mobile mode
- use the phone in portrait mode
Link to the official help text in the English Duolingo Help Center
You can try the Android app on an Android emulator software (for your PC) and check for yourself, if the health A/B test is related to your account or only to the IOS app.
Chances are high, that you probably will not get health on Android.
But test for yourself!
Health is not connected with the Crowns update. It has been around for some time and it is only on the iOS platform. If you run out of health you can start learning on your mobile browser interface or practice an earlier skill instead of learning a new lesson, so there is no reason to make it more complicated than it is.
Well the funniest thing is that although I have been able to see the health bar and practice health tab for at least a year now, it has never worked. Health never went down or up regardless of what I was doing. I always assumed it was non functional for me since I had been using duolingo since around 2012-early 2013 and had finished the tree. My assumption was that the feature was for non-completed trees.
It was two weeks ago when I received the crown update that health began functioning in this manner.
You see so the problem would be this. Hypothetically I would be learning spanish. New and of course because of that would be making lots of mistakes in lessons. After doing that some time, I would want to switch to French, something thats been completed and done for quite some time but since nothing is gold anymore I would want to go to it and make them gold but because I exhausted my health on Spanish this can not be done on the app. Unless I practice, but my practice on French includes the entire tree. So it really is a waste since it doesn't go towards making something gold.
Also although I am aware there is unlimited practice on the browser, there is no speaking practice on that. Additionally, it may just be me but the content seems more redundant on browser version/not as 'shuffled' than on the app.
It's really not complicated, when I lose my health as a result of Spanish, that loss should stay with Spanish, etc. It would be like me taking Spanish and French in a classroom setting and slipping up with English in Spanish and getting a check against. You certainly wouldn't expect and accept that check counting against you in both classrooms, so why you would accept and expect it here?