S Health social update lets users team up to tone up
Samsung has issued a new update for its S Health app that comes bundled with its Galaxy smartphones today, bringing S Health up to version 5.0. The update is focused around making fitness much more social, by introducing a few tweaks to the user interface, fitness challenges, and new leader-boards.
Starting with the new UI, Samsung has tweaked the dashboard to focus on the three main tabs: Me, Together, and Discover. Other than that, the interface retains the same white minimalist design as version 4.0. The new social features are all housed in the new Together tab. In here, users will find options to keep track of private leader-boards filled with their friends, challenge friends to one-on-one fitness competitions across 44 different activities, and a button to share their progress directly to Facebook.
The Discover tab houses custom content produced by Samsung, which ranges from news and guides, to editorials about healthy living. In addition to the new social features, Samsung has also introduced its Ask Experts Q&A, that allows users to ask local healthcare professionals about their workout regime. Users will be able to contact experts via text, phone, or a simple search. Although it’s not quite clear yet if this feature will be free and where Samsung is going to find these regional experts from. Ask Experts is currently only available in South Korea, but will be heading out to other countries “in the near future”.
The app should update automatically on your Galaxy or other Android device. If you don’t have it installed, click the button below to grab it from the Play Store for free.