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Samsung S Health app goes to non-Galaxy Android devices; Rivals Google Fit with plethora of features

September 22
10:18 AM 2015

Samsung brings S Health fitness app to non-Samsung Android devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and higher. S Health offers a variety of useful features, rivalling mobile fitness apps like Google Fit.

Non-Galaxy users may now experience S Health app, thanks to Samsung extending support to all Android devices regardless of manufacturer. Previously, the app was launched only on Galaxy devices running Android 5.0 and pre-installed on the latest Galaxy units like S6 and S6 Edge. The update could be connected to the upcoming Gear S2 supporting non-Samsung Android phones according to a report by Tech 2.

S Health is one of the many fitness and health apps for mobile users. As per NDTV Gadgets, S Health can possibly rival Google Fit which has similar functions. Because of the many things one can do with S Health, it is considered a more complete app than Google Fit.

Digital Trends reported that although S Health is underrated, it is a comprehensive health and fitness app that offers many different features. For maximum experience, the app works with smartphone sensors to track activity, caloric intake, heart rate, sun exposure, and oxygen saturation measurement.

S Health gives a thorough food database and native support for 70 languages like French, Chinese, and English. Users can set fitness goals and view their daily progress through the app. S Health does not need a wearable device to fully operate, yet it still works with smart watches like Gear S2.

Samsung stated in previous reports that it will give the users the ability to delete pre-installed apps including S Health on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. However, they can re-install it again by downloading on Play Store.

The app's dashboard contains health tips; however, this feature is only available for US, UK, and Korean users. Additional features include simpler food logging and more accurate exercise location information. S Health also has a virtual coach to help users achieve their fitness goals.

The updated S Health app for Android can be downloaded from Google Play Store. It was released on September 17 and has been installed by users for over 50 million times.

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