Samsung's S Health app could receive a huge update when the Galaxy S8 launches
Samsung seems to be very keen on making its S Health service the go-to fitness app for all Android users. After adding competitive social features and integrating the tracking services of Fitbit, Strava, Jawbone and others, the company appears to be cooking up a huge new update that is scheduled to release along its much-anticipated Galaxy S8 flagship.
According to SamMobile, Samsung is partnering up with Amwell and WebMD in order to integrate their services within S Health. Such an integration can potentially add a plethora of different features, as WebMD allows users to look up all sorts of medications, symptoms and diseases, while Amwell instantly connects people for online doctor's visits over a secure video connection, without the need for an appointment.
Users will be able to pay for an online visit to the doctor through the app via a credit card, and also rate individual physicians. S Health will also have the ability to store information about every appointment including prescriptions, symptoms and photos that are used to identify conditions. Another nifty addition will be the option to mention whether a user has access to medical insurance. In case of emergencies, 911 can be dialed from within the app.
The update is expected to roll out in the U.S. in company with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8.