APP WATCH: Samsung S Health heads to Galaxy S III
03 Jul 2012
UK at the front of the queue for health app
It was demoed at the launch event for the Samsung Galaxy S III, but didn't appear when the phone was launched. Fear not, health fanatics, the Samsung S Health app is here.
The company describes it as a 'personal wellness application' for that particular phone, collecting health data to help 'maintain a healthier lifestyle' using compatible healthcare sensors such as blood glucose meters, blood pressure monitors and body composition scales. Using the app, the sensors can transfer a wide variety of health measurements automatically to the Galaxy S III via Bluetooth or USB, communicating information on your health in the process.
Simon Stanford, VP of Samsung UK & Ireland's telecommunications and networks division, said: 'S Health can provide real benefits in terms of tracking and monitoring health and wellness for our customers. We're delighted to bring this innovative application to the Galaxy S III's portfolio of diverse content and applications to suit different needs.'
S Health collects the data and creates graphs that offer a full picture of health information in a digestible, easy-to-understand format. it also tracks data over a period of time, which is useful if you need to monitor a condition.
Bizarrely, the app also integrates with social networks. We can't really think of a time when it will be appropriate to splash your blood pressure or glucose readings over Facebook or Twitter, but if you want to, you can.
In fact, you can do it now, as S Health is available for download in the UK through Samsung's More Services pre-loaded application on the Galaxy S III. You will need use of the connected devices to use it though.
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