Samsung recently renamed a S Health app as Samsung Health and combined a ability to video-call doctors directly within a app. The new name and underline were announced alongside a Galaxy S8 during a finish of March.
With a company’s renewed concentration on healthy living, there’s no improved time to give Samsung Health a try. Here’s what we need to know.
Not usually for Samsung devices
Despite a namesake, Samsung Health is concordant with a infancy of Android inclination and is permitted in a Google Play Store.
You will need a Samsung comment to finish setup, regardless of a make or indication of phone we own.
Wearable not required
The app itself is able of tracking your stairs and guessing how prolonged — though not how well — we slept.
Each morning we will accept an warning seeking we to endorse when we went to bed and woke up.
Naturally, if we wish a app to lane exercises and count your steps, you’ll need to have your phone on we during all times. For many of us, that’s a non-issue.
Use it with iOS
If we hunt a App Store for Samsung Health, we won’t find it among a uncanny list of results.
To use Samsung Health with an iPhone, you’ll need to possess one of Samsung’s aptness bands or smartwatches.
Inside any app is Samsung Health, where we can perspective your aptness stats. Unfortunately, pity your swell with friends or contacting a alloy isn’t probable when regulating Samsung Health iPhone.
Compete with friends
The Together add-on in Samsung Health is where we and your friends can contest with one another to see who is a many active.
Additionally, we can perspective how your stats compare adult to associate Samsung Health users your age.
Set adult for Together involves Samsung Health promulgation a content summary on your interest as a means to determine your account.
Once a app has accurate your phone number, we can perspective that of your contacts uses Samsung Health, emanate hurdles and send invites to your friends.
Contact a doctor
When Samsung announced a Galaxy S8, it fast mentioned Samsung Health users would have a combined advantage of contacting a alloy directly in a app.
That underline has been combined to all Galaxy inclination forward of a S8’s launch after this month. However, a Experts underline is not permitted on non-Samsung devices.
The use is usually permitted in a US right now, and it states that many word companies cover a cost of a video call with a doctor.
Think of Experts as a means to fast revisit a alloy when we have a common cold or have been regulating a fever, not for something some-more critical when an in-person appointment with a medicine is needed.
Organize a app
On a categorical shade of a app, underneath a Me tab, are several tiles containing information or shortcuts to workouts and holding mixed readings.
If we wish to mislay a tile, or supplement other forms of exercises to a app, daub a “Manage Items” symbol during a bottom of a screen. Arrange existent tiles with a long-press and afterwards drag and drop.
Slide switches on or off, depending on your preferences, set your goals or opt into a module to get in figure for a 5K or 10K.
Start a workout
Starting a examination is as elementary as: open a app and daub on a tile for a analogous practice type.
If we forget to start a workout, Samsung Health will try to theory what we were doing and a duration.
You can also lane your calorie intake by enabling a Food tile. With any meal, daub on a Food tile and hunt for your dish or a several equipment that make adult your meal.
Samsung Health has a comparatively endless database of food and analogous nourishment information.
Record heart rate, highlight levels (Galaxy only)
Using a camera and peep on a behind of a Galaxy phone, Samsung Health can guard your highlight turn and heart rate. Tap a correct tile and follow a prompts to start a test. Be certain to sojourn as still as probable during a test.
It’s all corroborated up
Samsung automatically backs adult your health data, definition we can revive your story when we start regulating Samsung Health on a new device.
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