Samsung has announced its Health app is available from today on select 2020 Samsung Smart QLED TV models. These are televisions that became available for purchase since April.
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This is not entirely a surprise as the company has previously said that we could expect the functionality to arrive. Samsung Health is a rich platform with access to some 5,000 hours of content, over 250 instructive workout videos from barre3, Calm, Fitplan, Jillian Michaels Fitness and more. Those with one one of the latest Samsung Smart TVs will now be able to stream all of this on their box, in addition to premium classes and more.
Samsung’s Health app has gone through a number of overhauls. Android Wear version 6, in particular, brought many changes. The software provides important features that helps you improve your health. You can analyse you exercise and activity history and make sure you achieve a healthy weight loss. There are also women’s wellness features including support for menstrual cycle tracking.
The fitness tracking hub is built into Samsung phones but you can install it on other Android devices, too. And now select Smart TVs.
The television won’t track your fitness as it does not have any sensors to do so, but it can tap into your smartphone and/or smartwatch through the company’s Health platform. All of this will be showed on one unified dashboard. The data is stored in the cloud rather than the TV itself.
To use the app on smart TV models, you’ll first have to download and install the app on smartphones as a companion app. This is available both on the Play Store and Apple App Store.
“The whole intention of Samsung Health is to motivate our consumers to live healthier lives by meeting them wherever they are, across Samsung platforms,” said Won-Jin Lee, Executive Vice President of Service Business at Samsung Electronics.
“We knew that to do this, we needed to develop a user-centric and immersive platform that offered a variety of in-home fitness and wellness options. Given the current climate, we hope that the launch of Samsung Health makes it easier for our consumers to prioritize their physical and mental wellbeing on a daily basis.”
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