Tag Archive: health


Wear OS badly needs to catch up with the Apple Watch’s health features

Wear OS tracks fitness nicely, but that doesn’t save lives.

Call smartwatches “dead” all you want (and I’ll grant that they’re not the most exciting topic these days), but I see them on more wrists than ever before — and the vast majority of them are Apple Watches. That’s not just because of how many people carry an iPhone, or some dumb generalization about Apple fans, it’s because the Apple Watch is genuinely useful in ways that  [Read More…]

Is the Samsung Galaxy Watch a good health tracker?

Best answer: Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is not only stuffed with health tracking features, but you have a lot of control over how you use them to benefit you every day.

Amazon: Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) ($ 349)

The flexibility to focus on specific parts of your health

Due in no small part to their enormous popularity, when most people think about fitness they think about a Fitbit or an Apple Watch. Fitbit is the original motivating  [Read More…]

Samsung Health v6.0 update brings cleaner UI and new social features

The update is rolling out to the Play Store now.

Samsung Health has come a long way since the early days of S Health back in 2012, and today, the app’s getting better once again thanks to the new v6.0 update. The new version of the app was announced on Samsung’s website, and first and foremost, the biggest change lies with the app’s UI.

With v6.0, Samsung Health aims to be simpler to use and more personalized  [Read More…]

Fitbit Versa and Ionic pick up Quick Replies and female health tracking

During Fitbit’s spring product event in March, the company announced two big features coming to its smartwatches – Quick Replies and female health tracking. Those two items are now rolling out to Fitbit’s user base, and they help make the Versa and Ionic even more compelling.

Quick Replies are currently exclusive to folks using a Versa or Ionic with an Android phone, and just like Fitbit said earlier in the year, this allows you to reply to texts,  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear Fit2/Fit2 Pro get new health features and updated UI

The update is rolling out to the fitness trackers now.

Samsung’s Gear Fit2 and Gear Fit2 Pro are two admirable fitness trackers, and today Samsung released a software update for both that aims to make them even better for living your best and healthiest life.

First off, Samsung’s bringing its Weight Management and Fitness Program features to the wearables. Weight Management will allow you to quickly compare your exercise and food intake throughout the day so you  [Read More…]

This $33 smart scale works with Google Fit, Apple Health and more

Stay in the know!

Tracking your weight has gone from a manual process to an automated one thanks to smart scales. In the past, these scales had been on the pricey side, but they have recently become way more affordable. Right now you can pick up the Eufy BodySense Smart Scale for just $ 35.99 at Amazon, which is $ 10 less than it normally sells for. The discount only applies to the white version.

It integrates  [Read More…]

VitalSines’ iHeart health devices now compatible with Android

The iHeart health-monitoring devices now have an Android companion app.

VitalSines’ iHeart health monitoring devices now have an Android companion application, after the company released an iOS application near the end of last year. Rather than calculating exercise data that Android Wear would collect, the iHeart devices focus on calculating the internal age of a user’s body.

The sensor itself clamps around a user’s index finger and displays an approximate internal age, an average heart  [Read More…]

Tech for your Health: Establishing better dietary habits

Get fit and stay healthy with a helping hand from your smartphone!

Every year, millions of people look to the latest app or accessories to help them shed some extra pounds or set healthier goals, only to abandon those diets and workout routines after a few weeks. I know because that’s been me for the past 10 years.

I’m no fitness guru, just another tech nerd turning the big 3-0 next year, with a spare tire showing  [Read More…]

How to manage accessories, goals, and more with Samsung Health

Samsung Health offers you everything you need to get started on the right track to a better, more healthier version of yourself. However knowing how to manage everything this app delivers is absolutely crucial. While there are a lot of moving pieces, it’s easy to stay in control.

Stay in control with Samsung Health

As you may have guessed by now, there are a lot ways to control your Samsung Health experience. Once you have gotten  [Read More…]

How to use Samsung Health to build better habits

Samsung Health makes building better habits easier than ever.

The hardest part of making real changes to your lifestyle, comes when you realize you need to build better habits. Whether this involves ensuring that you get enough sleep every night, or cutting down on your daily caffeine intake, Samsung Health can help you in this endeavor.

Use the Tracker

The first big way that Samsung Health helps you out in building better habits is by delivering a  [Read More…]