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.