Tuesday , October 24 2017

Samsung joins the party, starts releasing apps on Google Play – beginning with S Health

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Manufacturers like HTC and Motorola have been publishing the apps normally baked into their Android skins onto Google Play for some time. This process makes it easier to update the app as it doesn’t have to go through the rigorous testing process that carriers put updates under before delivering an update to customers. Now it seems Samsung has seen the light and has dipped their toe in, to test the waters by releasing S Health to Google Play.

S Health is the baked in Samsung health app which tracks your activity, health and calorie intake on a daily basis. It’s tied into the Samsung cloud – but it’s a pretty good app. It’s gotten an overhaul in the latest version and it’s looking very material in appearance as befits the Android 5.0 based Touchwiz that is running on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge.

STAY FIT
S Health is your personal fitness coach. Set targets, track your everyday activities and reach new milestones with Goals. With intuitive charts and helpful tips, the goals will guide you to achieve your health & fitness targets. Stay fit and get healthy with the new S Health.
MANAGE IT
S Health makes it fun and easy to stay on top form. With a simple and quick summary, it’s easy to have a quick glance at your latest health and fitness status. Of course, you can personalize your dashboard by adding or removing Goals, Programs and Trackers.
IMPROVE IT
Go beyond your limits with Programs. Whether you are a first timer or an avid runner, the programs help you accomplish your fitness milestones. With the voice guide, keeping pace is easier than ever.
TRACK IT
Whether it’s a single step, a bite at lunch or time spent soaking in the sun, track it all with Trackers. The trackers not only make it easy to track your daily activities, they also allow you to measure and manage your health and environmental records such as heart rate, SpO₂, and ultraviolet using the built-in sensors in Samsung smartphones and wearables.
Partner Apps
Discover the best health and fitness apps that can connect with S Health. You can now see all your health and fitness records in one place.
Compatible Accessories
Measure and manage your health data with compatible devices and accessories such as Samsung Gear and supported 3rd party devices.

While it appears to be only available for Samsung devices at this stage, I was able to randomly install it on the Huawei P8 – we’ll see how that goes. If you’re an owner of a Samsung phone, you can try grabbing the S Health app from Google Play and trying it out now.

Samsung Health
Samsung Health
 
Source: Google Play.
Thanks: Art.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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