Samsung’s S Health app was released on Google Play earlier this year but was limited to Samsung Galaxy devices. Now, the South Korean manufacturer has rolled out an update to its S Health app adding support for non-Samsung Android smartphones.
It’s worth noting that S Health app until now was a feature available to Samsung devices only and came preloaded on high-end devices. The move to add support for non-Samsung phones could be connected to the Gear S2 smartwatch which is set to go on sale starting next month, and will also feature support for non-Samsung Android smartphones.
The S Health app is now available on Google Play and is compatible with any Android smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat and above. The S Health app natively supports over 70 languages including English, French, and Chinese.
For those unaware, the S Health app is an all-in-one companion app that can track everyday activities, offer coaching to users for daily goals, and improve fitness with various training programs.
The new update rolling out to S Health app adds health tips to the dashboard; though it is limited to users in Korea, UK, and the US.
Other features added in the app include simplified food logging and portion changing; new setting added for screen lock password; improved location info accuracy during exercise (for Chinese market), and also brings support for all Samsung smartphones since Galaxy S III apart from non-Samsung Android smartphones. Samsung’s S Health will be up against the Google Fit app that performs almost similar functions.
Samsung at IFA revealed more details about the new Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches, including the prices. Both the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches would be going on sale starting next month.