S Health

By Jonah Comstock March 30, 2017
As it launched its Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones, Samsung also quietly announced the re-invention of its S Health app as "Samsung Health". The added features were rumored back in January. Samsung Health includes the tracking and social features that were in S Health previously, but adds a slew of new features and a new user interface. The app is at least part of the somewhat mysterious partnership...
By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2017
Samsung news site SamMobile is reporting that a new version of Samsung's S Health app is in the works, and that it will add doctor's visits, telemedicine, and symptom checker features through partnerships with American Well and WebMD. SamMobile expects the update to launch with the launch of the Galaxy S8 in late February. The site said it's a "deep integration" which will allow users to search...
By Aditi Pai January 18, 2016
Samsung may be launching a new fitness tracking smartwatch soon, according to Sammobile. Another source, Tizen Cafe revealed leaked images of the smartwatch on Twitter. The device, which Samsung reportedly calls Triathalon internally, will track activity as well as heart rate. Sammobile also predicts that the device will use the bioprocessor that Samsung revealed at CES this year. Other rumored...
By Aditi Pai October 7, 2015
New York City-based wellness app maker Noom and CityMD, a network of urgent care medical centers in and around New York City, are launching a pilot for people who are at risk for Type 2 diabetes using Samsung's S Health app, integrated with Noom's health program. The pilot will include, at most, around 670 New Yorkers who have been diagnosed with prediabetes. Noom aims to use the pilot to create...
By Aditi Pai September 21, 2015
In its most recent S Health app update, Samsung added support for all Samsung smartphones, starting with the Galaxy S3. Samsung also extended support for some non-Samsung Android phones that have Android OS 4.4 or above. The company posted in its app update that tablets and some mobile devices may not be supported, though the company does not specify which. S Health, which was first announced in...
By Jonah Comstock August 19, 2015
WellDoc and Samsung will bring a new version of WellDoc's BlueStar mobile prescription therapy for diabetes to 300 Toronto citizens in partnership with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), a Canadian government-funded nonprofit. The new offering, BlueStar-S, will combine features of BlueStar and Samsung S Health. "Think of Samsung as a critical boost to what BlueStar already delivers," Anand...
By Jonah Comstock January 28, 2015
Rumors have surfaced that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 will feature a number of interchangeable phone covers that will provide different functionality to users, including a case with built-in health sensors, PhoneArena reports. The original report comes from Polish blog Android.com.pl, which writes that the S6 will come with various phone covers or cases that will connect to the phone and offer...
By Jonah Comstock December 8, 2014
Samsung launched its open access development platform, which include SAMI on the software side and SimBand on the hardware side, last month. The challenge for the consumer electronics company now is to get a critical mass of developers on board with the platform to drive consumer adoption. "Our vision at Samsung is to empower people, to improve their lives through our digital health platform,"...
By Aditi Pai March 20, 2014
South Korea’s health regulatory agency, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), announced that Samsung does not need to clear the Galaxy S5, which includes a heart rate sensor, as a medical device, according to a report from Engadget. The ministry will also adjust the regulatory framework in South Korea to accommodate fitness devices, because the ministry currently regulates any device that...
By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2014
Glooko, maker of diabetes management software and glucometer connector cables, is teaming up with the Joslin Diabetes Center to co-develop a "virtual Joslin" remote diabetes management platform to be offered to patients via private or government payors. "Right now patients with diabetes -- or members of health plans with diabetes -- cost the healthcare system anywhere from $7,000 a year to $21,...