The last time we wrote about Samsung Health, it was because the app was actually losing a few features. That's not the case today, as Samsung has announced an expansion of the app's Challenge mode in the form of a new Group Challenge that lets you share fitness stats and compete against a group of friends.
Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy Watch3 a couple days ago after plenty of leaksand speculation, but we're not done with the Watch3 news just yet. The Samsung Health app is currently being updated to support VO2max monitoring, and the FDA has approved its electrocardiogram (ECG) functionality for the US.
People relying on Samsung Health as their one-stop solution for tracking their health may have to look elsewhere soon. As SamMobile found out, German Samsung Health users are currently receiving end-of-service notices, telling them that the app will lose support for caffeine intake tracking and weight and calorie management, starting with version 6.11 on Android and 4.1 on smartwatches. This update will almost certainly reach people in other territories soon enough, too.
Samsung has announced that it's integrating functionality from the (paid) mindfulness and wellbeing service Calm into the Samsung Health app starting today. The new integration brings over 100 guided meditations on a variety of subjects, a library of "Sleep Stories," exclusive music, and a new "Daily Calm" every day.
Samsung Health is the fitness tracking hub built into all Samsung phones, but you can install it on other Android devices, too. Maybe you'll want to do that now that the app has gotten a fresh coat of paint. Samsung is rolling out a big v6.0 update with a new UI and social features.