As luck would have it, I have a 5k I am preparing for, and the S Health has been a very useful tool. I wasn’t even really aware of the application until a fellow PA mentioned it. I didn’t know if I was going to like having the electronic reminder, but it turns out it is not as intrusive as some health applications.
I don’t like the gym, and with my busy life I don’t like to be part of a running club, since I would hate to let my team down when I had to back out of work outs. But I need a bit more motivation than just a pedometer. I decided to try S Health, and after a few weeks I am a little obsessed. I like that it isn’t about miles run or calories. It is about did I meet my goal for being healthy for the day. And I like that I can set it up to do notifications, to gently remind me to drink more water, or eat healthier.
I also am pleased to report that I was able to set it up without any extra instructions, but I am glad that I went to Samsung’s website for even more tips and tricks. Like the pedometer Widget. (I did have to take off my home screen, as it was taunting me – but that is on me).
And as for accuracy, I am also wearing an old school pedometer, and the count is really close (I don’t carry my phone everywhere after all!)
I have found that it does drain the battery more by having it run, so I am trying to have the Power Saving Mode on at the same time, to see if that helps.
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