Samsung to host health-focused event on 28 May

Samsung has sent out invitations to the press for an event that will focus on health; it will take place in San Francisco on 28 May, just five days before Apple’s WWDC event, where it is expected to make a big move in the health market.

 

Sent by the company's semiconductor division, the emailed invite states: 'A new conversation around health is about to begin' and adds that a formal invitation will be sent out shortly after.

 

Health tracking is expected to see major growth this year, as Apple, Google and Samsung all fight to produce the ultimate way of tracking personal fitness, diet, health and exercise.

 

Google’s Android Wear operating system, designed for wearable gadgets like smartwatches, will launch soon; Apple is widely expected to announce an application called HealthBook alongside its new iOS mobile operating system at its WWDC event on 2 June.

 

Beating Apple to the punch, Samsung already sells its Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Fit smartwatches, which all include heart rate monitors, can track movement and exercise, and sync with the company’s S Health mobile app.

 

Criticised for being overly complicated, we hope Samsung announces plans to rebuild and simplify S Health at the 28 May event.

 

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