Samsung's S Health app now works with other Android phones

The rather crowded fitness market is getting yet another competitor to help you track all your activity.

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Samsung’s S Health app is ready to help you meet fitness goals, even if you don’t have a Samsung phone.

S Health can now be downloaded to any Android device from the Play Store and get to work monitoring your steps, pestering  you to drink water, and of course pairing up with a Gear S2 smartwatch, which runs the company’s own Tizen OS.

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Samsung’s S Health will track your steps and help save other health data that you choose to provide.

While connecting to Samsung smart watches is certainly part of the strategy, S Health is also able to work as a general fitness assistant on a smartphone only. It can track your steps with a phone’s accelerometer and also save data like your sleep, workout times, water intake, and calories burned. 

You’re able to sync the data with other devices if you log in with a Samsung account. You can get S Health from Google Play now if your device is running Android 4.4 or higher.

The story behind the story: Samsung has never been content to rely only on Google services with its Android phones. It’s been even more aggressive lately by pushing its own tap-to-pay tool, Samsung Pay, and its Tizen-powered watches. However these are crowded spaces, as Samsung must content with Android Pay and a new crop of Android Wear watches.

This story, "Samsung's S Health app now works with other Android phones" was originally published by Greenbot.