Samsung to remove compatibility with third-party apps & more from its Health app
Samsung will release an update for its Health app on September 1st, which will see connected services, UV tracking, temperature and humidity monitoring disappear. The changes have been timed to coincide with the release of Samsung Health 6.0.
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The free application developed by the South Korean tech giant serves to track your activity, nutrition and sleep, and delivers insights based on your progress. It even allows for live video appointments with certified doctors 24/7.
From September 1st, a plethora of its features will disappear. The most important of the lot is arguably connected services. This is Samsung’s name for integration with third party apps. At the moment, Samsung Health plays nice with other sports and health related apps such as Fitbit, Google Fit, Garmin Connect and more. In a few days time, this integration will come to an end. Samsung will only retain compatibility with Strava.
There will also be no more UV, temperature and humidity tracking within the app. Your historical data will disappear, although users will have the option of backing up this data in Samsung Health.
It is not entirely clear why Samsung has decided to retire these features. The loss of third party integration and compatibility with wearables from other brands will come as a disappointment to many.
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