10 tips and tricks to get the most out of Samsung Health


Samsung recently renamed its S Health app as Samsung Health and added the ability to video-call doctors directly within the app. The new name and feature were announced alongside the Galaxy S8 at the end of March.

With the company’s renewed focus on healthy living, there’s no better time to give Samsung Health a try. Here’s what you need to know.

Not just for Samsung devices

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Despite its namesake, Samsung Health is compatible with the majority of Android devices and is available in the Google Play Store.

You will need a Samsung account to complete setup, regardless of the make or model of phone you own.

Wearable not required

The app itself is capable of tracking your steps and guessing how long — but not how well — you slept.

Each morning you will receive an alert asking you to confirm when you went to bed and woke up.

Naturally, if you want the app to track exercises and count your steps, you’ll need to have your phone on you at all times. For most of us, that’s a non-issue.

Use it with iOS

If you search the App Store for Samsung Health, you won’t find it among the weird list of results.

To use Samsung Health with an iPhone, you’ll need to own one of Samsung’s fitness bands or smartwatches.

Currently, Samsung offers a Gear S app and a Gear Fit app in the App Store. Each one is required to pair, set up, and manage the…

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