Smart devices can assist with nearly everything imaginable these days, and fitness is one of them. If you’re anything like me, you have been using your smart device for years to track your fitness via 3rd party apps as well as for music to listen to while you workout. Samsung listens to and observes what people want. That being said, they have done a phenomenal job with its S Health app that is included on the Galaxy S6 Edge.
I have had some first hand experience with the S Health app, which is a joy to workout with especially with GS6 Edge since it is comfortably sized with its 5.1 inch display. The size makes it easy to grip in my hand while I run. Although, I should probably use an armband, which would be better I suppose.
Before I write about my personal experience, let's get into some information about what exactly S Health is.
What is S Health?
Samsung’s S Health is similar to a personal fitness coach and wellness tracker. With it, you can set targets, track your activities, and reach your goals. It helps you to get and stay fit.
Some of the things S Health will do for you are…
Monitor your steps
Measure distance traveled
Track calories burned
Track and coach your…
Other Sports (long list of activities from which to choose)
Track your food
Track your caffeine
Track your weight
Track your sleep
Track your water consumption
Measure your stress levels
Measure your heart rate
Track your blood glucose
Measure your SpO2 (oxygen saturation)
Track your Blood pressure
Work with a plethora of 3rd party partner apps, such as…
Bfit App Coach
BP(Blood Pressure) Diary
Coach by Cigna
Hydro Coach - drink water
Hydro Coach PRO - drink water
Lifesum – Calorie Counter
Openrider - GPS Cycling Riding
PingAn Good Doctor
Q Score | Life Changer!
Recipes & Nutrition
Your.MD Symptom Checker
Using S Health
I have been using S Health to assist me while jogging. With it, it talks to me telling me how far I’ve traveled, how much further I need to travel to reach my mileage goal, what my pace is, etc. It also displays a live map showing where I am, and saves it after the fact so I can view my route. At the end, it shares a nice recap of how many calories burned, distance, location, speed, elevation, weather, temperature, wind, humidity, ascent, and descent. The details are quite robust and very helpful. Below are a few screenshots from an easy stroll/jog I recently had. Please don't judge... these are not my typical stats for when I exercise.
I also have been using it to monitor my stress levels. According the the app, I am right in the middle… not stress free, but not overly stressed. I suppose I should work bringing that level down.
There are many other uses that S Health offers (as indicated above), but for me the main benefit that I personally care about is the fitness tracking component built into S Health. The nice thing about S Health, however, is that it nearly encompasses all of your fitness/wellness tracking needs and offers something for everyone.
S Health is best health app I have used, and I've used a lot of 3rd party fitness/wellness apps over the years. I would pay $15-25 for an app like this in the app store. It is really a great added benefit/feature on the Galaxy S6 Edge. I am thoroughly impressed and look forward to using it as my exclusive fitness app going forward.
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