Samsung S Health

By Heather Mack February 20, 2017
Telemedicine provider American Well and Samsung Electronics are collaborating to create a new level of healthcare service in regards to consumer reach, interoperability and accessibility, the two companies announced at HIMSS 17 in Orlando today, but they aren’t yet disclosing what that end user experience will look like. While both companies were short on specifics, they described the 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 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 May 28, 2014
Samsung and Cigna, which signed a partnership agreement last fall, have launched their first joint product, a feature on Samsung's S Health app called Coach by Cigna, which will launch exclusively on the Galaxy S5. The platform is being launched in 36 countries and 26 languages. The software, which Cigna describes as a "digital health guidance system," will incorporate health information ...
By Jonah Comstock May 27, 2014
With a recent software update, Samsung has given customers a new way to use the Galaxy S5's built-in optical heart rate sensor: to detect stress. In a new update -- first reported by Samsung-focused news site SammyHub -- users can not only check their stress level, but map it out on an hourly, daily, or monthly graph. The Galaxy S5's heart rate sensor requires the user to put their fingertip on...
By Jonah Comstock January 10, 2014
Glooko has raised $7 million from Samsung Ventures and Lifeforce Ventures, as well as existing investors including The Social + Capital Partnership, Sundeep Madra and Yogen Dalal. This is Glooko's third funding raise and its largest to date; it brings the company's total funding to $11.5 million, including a $1 million seed round and a $3.5 million round last year. The company says it will use...
By Jonah Comstock January 2, 2014
Samsung's S Health app For the first time, Samsung has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its S Health app. The categorization of the clearance as a cardiology signal transmitter suggests that the clearance will allow S Health to interface with additional connected medical devices in the United States. Samsung's S Health app originally launched for Galaxy S III users in the UK in the summer of...
By Aditi Pai October 28, 2013
Samsung and Cigna have announced a multi-year partnership to develop health and wellness related features on Samsung's S Health app, which comes with Samsung Galaxy SIII and S4. S Health already offers users manual-entry tracking features for food, sleep, and blood glucose and integration from third party devices. With the launch of Galaxy S4, all these features were enhanced because of the...
By Jonah Comstock August 22, 2013
Among Android phone makers, Samsung has consistently been ahead of the pack in including health apps and functionality on its phones -- or at least in paying them lip service. The South Korean company announced its S Health app last year and then upped the ante in March, when it launched its Galaxy S4 phone with the promise of an optional suite of connected health devices that would interact with...