S Health app (v4.6) update adds support to Android 6.0 devices
Samsung proprietary S Health Android application got an update yesterday. This update bumps up the app version to 4.6 with addition of some new features and improved device compatibility. As you know S Health is a health and fitness tracking app which comes pre-installed in all high-end Samsung phones (from Galaxy S3 onwards). Besides S Health is also available at Samsung App store via “Galaxy Apps” application. The most striking change in the new version is that S Health is now compatible with all Samsung high-end Android phones which were launched after Galaxy S3 and have Android 4.4 KitKat or newer OS version (excluding entry level and some mid-range phones which do not have supported hardware and sensors). Besides it is also available now at Google Play Store for non-Samsung Android phones too – however only few devices are compatible right now. Here is the official change-log for the new version 4.6 –
Added Android 6.0 support
Added Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ accessory search support
Automated visual input tracking of bedtime and wakeup time through sleep time estimation and improved chart design
More convenient route guidance when cycling with a target path
Added goal guidance notification insights for the “Be more active” goal
Tablets and some mobile devices may not be supported. Some functions may not be available depending upon region/service provider/device.
This new S Health version is compatible with selected Android phones running Android 4.4 KitKat or later OS version.
How to update?
If you have a high-end Samsung phone like Galaxy S or Galaxy Note series device then chances are that your phone already has S Health pre-installed. In this case you will be automatically notified of the update. If not then you can manually check for the update via “Galaxy Apps” application in your phone (login with a Samsung account is required to use Galaxy Apps).