The Samsung’s fitness app ‘S Health‘ was first introduced in the Galaxy S3 smartphone that was launched way back in 2012. The app can track your steps, calorie intake, heart rate and many more. Until now, this app has been only limited high-end Galaxy devices, but now the app listed on Play Store can support other Galaxy devices and also the non-Samsung Android smartphones that runs on Android 4.4 or later OS.
Earlier the app used to come pre-installed on the Galaxy smartphones, but few months back the company has listed the app on the Google’s Play Store. Though with the Play Store listing the app can only be downloaded on Galaxy smartphones running Android 5.0 or later.
As of now the app can be downloaded for free on Play Store; while all the features available for the flagship Galaxy devices can also be accessed in the low-cost smartphones, but it has to include heart rate sensor that many smartphones will not feature. Apart from the heart rate sensor, all the other features of the S Health can be used almost on all Android smartphones running on Android 4.4 or later.
The app is compatible with 3rd party fitness accessories and the Galaxy Gear smartwatches. It comes with many features that can be used to improve your fitness. The alternative for this is the Google’s own fitness app called ‘Google Fit.’ It comes with the same features as on the S Health app, but the main difference lies in the user interface. Samsung’s S Health has a clean and simple UI with a lot of information.
If you are using any other fitness app, you can connect the S Health app to that fitness to sync the previous fitness data. Recently Misfit, Jawbone, and Fitbit have launched their products officially in India. The basic sensors required for tracking your steps and distance are already available on smartphones, so for basic workouts you can track your steps easily with your smartphone.