Samsung S Health app now available to all

by: Rob TriggsSeptember 18, 2015
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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
  • JackButch

    why?

    • tiger

      To prepare for Gear S2 to go on non-Samsung devices.

    • Jason Quinn

      It is a good app, well at least not terrible. The main reason I, personally, didn’t use it much is that it was locked to Samsung. I’m interested in the Gear 2 and figured this would be coming since the watch will rely on S Health.

  • Heather

    I would like to know how I can uninstall the latest update (yesterday or the day before?) to S Health on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I had the Step counter on my home page with the nbr of steps showing and now all I have is just the main S Health icon. I prefer the previous version. Anyway I can go back to it?

  • crutchcorn

    I am actually really glad that this is a thing!

  • Adam Thurman

    Why does apps like this keep trying to install themselves. I had to restart my phone to keep it from installing.