Working S Health app (apk file) for Galaxy S3, S4 and Note2
Many of our readers have asked for the S Health app via contact form or email, so in this post I am sharing a working S Health apk installation file probably extracted from Samsung Galaxy S4. As you may know S Health is a Samsung proprietary app for its flagship Galaxy phones. It is a health management tool which helps users to monitor and keep track of their important health parameters. Samsung describes S Health as follows -
S Health is a tool that helps you manage your health better by providing you with information about your health, such as how much you exercise; the food alcohol, and cigarettes you may consume; and your blood glucose level, blood pressure and weight. This application arranges your measurements and additional information provided by you, in a diary like format, helping you to easily identify how the different factors affect your health. S Health analyses this information and displays it clearly in a variety of ways, including graphs and comparisons of your measurements with the generally accepted normal range. You can also share your measurements and other health related info with other S Health users through the community menu or with anyone via twitter.
Many health-related 3rd party apps (similar to or even better than S Health) are available for Android, still a good native app is always welcome. But strange are the ways phone manufacturers behave sometimes as Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 got S Health in some country specific variants only (even my Galaxy S3, international model, does not have it). God knows why Samsung included S Health only in some regional phone firmwares and certain phone models. Strangely they even skipped S Health in their popular Galaxy Note 2 phablet. Relevance is one factor which largely determines the inclusion of a proprietary app in a country specific phone firmware. But health is certainly the most relevant and important issue, not specific to one or a few countries. Thus considering the importance of health in general, should not this app have been made a universal part of all Samsung devices (or at least of high-end ones, because of some advance features it requires).
Unfortunately S Health is not available at Google Play or even at the Samsung’s official app store. However you can get it right here – download S Health version 1.2.5 (.apk file) free from here and install in your phone – installation is a two step process – first S Health and then Health Service will be installed! I have successfully tried S Health in my Samsung Galaxy S3, and it should work fine in other Samsung high-end phones/tablets too (Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini etc). So try S Health now and do let me know whether it installs and works in your phone.
Update (April 2014) – An updated S Health app (v3), extracted from Galaxy S5 is also available now for Samsung high end devices. It is claimed to work fine in G Note2, GS4 and G Note3 etc running Android KitKat. However the Heart Rate function works in Galaxy S5 only due to the unique sensor it has. You may refer to this XDA forum thread to know more and download the new S Health app.