Samsung’s S Health is now keeping score with your friends


Version 4.8.0085 brings some major feature adds to the S Health app, major enough that you’d think it’d be worth the bump to 5.0. Alas, if you like to compare your bests and literally document your data while keeping your blood sugar in check, you’ve got it in this update.

The Android app introduces step count comparisons with your friends and your age range with goal “challenges”. More of your steps will get counted if you don’t happen to be wearing your Gear Fit as the step count now also takes in accelerometer data from your phone.

You can quickly start a pulse check by placing your finger on the heart rate sensor, then turning the device over to see the screen. You can also connect to the CareSens N Premier Bluetooth Smart blood glucose meter to see how well you’re maintaining your lifestyle.

All heart rate, blood pressure and blood glucose data can be exported into graphs in HTML, XLS and PDF formats. If you feel like bragging to your friends, sure, this is a nice feature, but you can also take this info to your general practitioner and see what they make of it.

A pretty healthy update, indeed.

Download: Play Store
Via: PhoneArena

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.