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Samsung Galaxy S3 gets S Health app

Samsung Galaxy S3 gets S Health app

Samsung has added a health-monitoring service to the range of proprietary apps that come pre-installed with the Galaxy S3.

Debuted at the official unveiling of the S3 back in May but only now making its way to Sammy’s flagship phone, S Health collects and collates data to “help [users] maintain a healthier lifestyle”.

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It is compatible with healthcare sensors - think: blood glucose meters, blood pressure monitors and body composition scales – and automatically transfers the information they harvest to the Galaxy S3.

Users are also able to post their progress towards good health on everyone’s favourite micro-blogging site, thanks to baked-in Twitter functionality.

Existing Galaxy S3 owners can grab S Health now from the More Services app that’s pre-installed on the S3.

Simon Stanford, vice president of telecommunications and networks at Samsung, said: "S Health can provide real benefits in terms of tracking and monitoring health and wellness for our customers.

“We’re delighted to bring this innovative application to the Galaxy S3’s portfolio of diverse content and applications to suit different needs."

Samsung’s strategy of equipping its phone with exclusive apps, such as the Siri-rivalling S Voice, is aimed at differentiating the S3 in a market suffused with similarly equipped Android smartphones.

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