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.

source: SamMobile

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9 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If Samsung can get their act together, they can have a robust software offering and be better than blackberry. Maybe if the Galaxy S8 is finally something worth talking about.

2. Nopers unregistered

Cool, make everyone a hypochondriac

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Now, this is the type of S-Health update I've been waitijg for!

7. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

New product comes up, App is updated alongside it? isn't that you know....normal?

8. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Wow this grace UI is really sweet. I'm running Grace ui rom based on marshmallow on my note 4 n910g and it is really smooth and fast. All the more reason to hold onto my note 4 for a little while longer.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

S health is already awesome, and miles ahead of Apples health app. Anything extra will just be plain awesomeness. Using the health app on the iPhone, and Apple Watch was painful. It's a cluttered mess. I work out twice a day, and S health keeps my logs perfectly.

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