Samsung took its first step (or should we say fairly big leap) into the mobile health market this week as it officially announced S Health, a wellness app specially designed for its latest handset, the Samsung Galaxy S III.
The new application has been built to track all kinds of health data and it stands out from others currently on the market because it's compatible with a number of different sensors, like blood glucose meters, body composition scales and blood pressure monitors. The app then enables these different devices to send information directly to your handset via Bluetooth or USB.
You can also enter all kinds of data manually about your diet, exercise regime and even the medication you're currently taking, so the app becomes a central hub for pretty much everything to do with your body.
All of the information the app receives is transferred into the app and graphs and tables are created from the data in order to make it all as easy as possible for you to understand the mass of information S Health allows you to collect about your body.
You can constantly monitor these stats and delve deeper into them if you want or track data over prolonged periods of time, which is great for those who need to constantly monitor how they're doing for health reasons.
As we've come to expect from all health offerings nowadays, you can share your successes with others if you want to, as there's integration with Facebook and Twitter.
Simon Stanford the Vice President of Telecommunications and Networks at Samsung UK and Ireland said:
"S Health can provide real benefits in terms of tracking and monitoring health and wellness for our customers. We're delighted to bring this innovative application to the Galaxy S III's portfolio of diverse content and applications to suit different needs."
The app itself is comprehensive and provides you with all of the tools you need to keep a close eye on your health and fitness. Although there are similar offerings out there at the moment, this will obviously be the first port of call for all Samsung Galaxy S III owners who are lucky to have such a capable application built right into their handsets.
S Health is available for download in the UK through Samsung's More Services pre-loaded application on the Galaxy SIII.
[Via Connected Health]