Samsung is slapping on a Smart Trainer to the health capabilities of its latest Smart QLED TV models.
We wrote last summer that the Health app has been made available to Samsung QLED televisions that became available for purchase since April 2020. The platform provides access to some 5,000 hours of content, over 250 instructive workout videos from barre3, Calm, Fitplan, Jillian Michaels Fitness 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, since last year, select Smart TVs. Those with one one of the latest Samsung Smart TVs are able to stream all of this on their box, in addition to premium classes and more.
To use the app on smart TV models, you 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.
Now the company has said it will bolster the health tracking capabilities of its TVs with a Smart Trainer. This will display the virtual trainer on one side of the screen and a real-time video of you on the other. The AI will analyze your posture and movements and provide feedback on how you’re doing. You will, of course, need to have a television with a video camera to take advantage of this new functionality.
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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 is showed on one unified dashboard. The data is stored in the cloud rather than the TV itself.
“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 a few months ago.
“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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