Samsung Galaxy S5 s health heart rate monitor 1

Samsung’s S Health app is packed full of features for the fitness enthusiasts out there, but it has unfortunately been locked away and limited to just a select few Samsung handsets. Even when the app hit the Play Store back in April, older Galaxy handsets remained locked out, but today Samsung has updated the app so that it works with a much wider range of Android smartphones. What a nice surprise.

S Health will now work with any Samsung Galaxy smartphone, even the older generation models. The app can also be installed on any Android handset running version 4.4 or newer, regardless of the manufacturer.

As for features, S Health comes with the usual selection of stat tracking and target setting options. You can keep track of your steps, weight, daily food or caffeine intake, and can even monitor your sleep patterns if you so desire. Of course, you won’t be able to use the heart rate monitoring features without a compatible handset, but all of the other options seem to carry over to non-Samsung smartphones.

If you want to try it out for yourself, you can download S Health from the Play Store completely free.

Download S Health via Google Play
Robert Triggs
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