Samsung's S Health App Updated To Support Non-Samsung Devices

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Join the discussion… systemupdate • 3 years ago

Finally Samsung is separating its OS from the apps. Do this with the other pre-loaded apps so we can just install what we want and so that the OS becomes faster! 7

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Kleverson Royther

systemupdate • 3 years ago

One thing is allowing non-Samsung phones to get the app. But Samsung itself giving the freedom of uninstalling or installing their bundled software separately is a whole different story. Very unlikely, by the way. 6

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Kleverson Royther • 3 years ago

Hopefully that will happen! Let the users uninstall what they want and get rid of them or install them later. Even Cook is saying that Apple might let users uninstall the company apps. 1

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Kleverson Royther • 3 years ago

A nice way would be to ask the user about their interests on the first boot (or even an advanced mode for more advanced users?). Say, you're interested in your health, but not sports or stock. Thus, apps relevant to the unselected groups, but irrelevant to the selected ones get removed. • Reply • Share ›

SyCoREAPER

systemupdate • 3 years ago

They aren't doing this out of the goodness of their hearts. They just lost another legal battle with apple. I am sure there is plenty of data and location mining going on in this app to make up for lost revenue 1

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SyCoREAPER • 3 years ago

The point of doing this is so users of their new Gear S 2 watch (which can be paired with non-Samsung Android phones) can also use their S Health fitness app. This has nothing to do with legal battles or goodness of heart- rather a product support move that was bound to happen prior to the new watch being released next month. • Reply • Share ›

Bala • 3 years ago

one of the most underated app from samsung !! 3

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Kurama91

Guest • 3 years ago

S Health app is pretty awesome actually. 1

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Guest • 3 years ago

Unless you do weights. It only let's you time the total length of a workout which is ridiculous since you take breaks between the sets, or calories burned which does not let you put in the weight you are moving. So how can it count the calories then? • Reply • Share ›



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I 4 I, Tooth 4 Tooth my s • 3 years ago

I believe if you pair it with the S Gear 2, it can provide a bit better analytics about your workout so it can be more precise. • Reply • Share ›



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fonix232 • 3 years ago

yes it will be nice when gear S2 comes out in October. the question is whether to spend extra $50 and $10 month for 3g version

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I 4 I, Tooth 4 Tooth my s • 3 years ago

I never understood the point of having mobile connection on a smartwatch. It is supposed to extend your phone, not replace it.

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fonix232 • 3 years ago

Good point. I guess it's like when you go for a run so you don't have a brick bouncing on the side of your belt. But when I run I don't want to talk to anyone anyway, it's not even possible.

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I 4 I, Tooth 4 Tooth my s • 3 years ago

Well smartwatches are not strictly used for running. I for one would use one in my daily life to look at text messages, immediate information I need, etc., without pulling my phone out.

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fonix232 • 3 years ago

Somehow this makes me think of someone who wears a wrist watch and is carrying a pocket watch on a chain at the same time.

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mckooter • 3 years ago

How about letting me use this with non Samsung wearables.... I was so excited at the headline, but realized its exactly the opposite of what I want, and makes that much less likely now 1

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mckooter • 3 years ago

Not necessarily. Samsung might publish an API which could be used by developers to add support for other wearables. You can't expect Samsung to add support to services and devices that is not their own, and have no documented official APIs (I for one would love a Mi Band integration, but that's not gonna happen by Samsung). EDIT: Actually, they already do: http://developer.samsung.co... The SDK enables other apps to add new or existing types of data (steps, etc.), new tiles, and so on. But my point still stands, Samsung is not gonna make these integrations, the manufacturers of these devices should. • Reply • Share ›



Yury H • 3 years ago

Getting ready for the Gear S2 release perhaps? 1

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Yury H • 3 years ago

That seems the most likely case. Otherwise, I don't see any reason to use this over other fitness/health apps. • Reply • Share ›



Rani Pillay • 3 months ago

im using a huawei device and downladed the samsung health app but it doesnt count the steps properly.please advise

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Paul Roemer • 3 years ago

how do I get the screen from the old version to display that showed steps, distance, and calories? the new version is awful

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Mr Wilks • 3 years ago

I'm not usually a fan of Samsung apps but I'll say this is their best. The cycle tracking and stats is awesome (after they fixed the GPS issue) and integration is first class. It's one of the best fitness trackers out there and happy others can get to experience it now. It's new Gear S2 will be a great bit of kit combined with this and no doubt will be a bit more successful for them. I had the Gear 1 and it worked but that's it really.

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fonix232 • 3 years ago

My Galaxy A5 never came with S Health, nor was it available to download. Not because of my country, but because my device is apparently unsupported.

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Michael Miller • 3 years ago

This app supports Sleep as Android which is great. This app actually works great. Much better than Google Fit.

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Just_Some_Nobody • 3 years ago

Gave it a try, but had to uninstall it. Had to kill it twice because of runaway battery sucking. I'll try it again after they've updated it a couple times.

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Jaromir • 3 years ago

Yay, now I can have some OEM bloatware on my device too! Yay!

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Jacob Long

AP Staff • 3 years ago

I like this app well enough on my S6. I especially appreciate that it counts steps better than Google Fit and it syncs with Sleep as Android.

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Sunny • 3 years ago

About time...Google Fit does not work for me because location reporting is not available in my country...hell, I had to fake location to even turn on google now. It's just ridiculous that you need location reporting to record steps you have taken.

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Sunny • 3 years ago

Indeed, especially seeing as how a lot of top phones include hardware that does the actual step counting. All the SW needs to do is make a couple API calls. 1



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cvm • 3 years ago

And?

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