I’m going on day two of keeping a Food Journal on S Health and I must admit, I really like it!
S Health is Samsung’s personal fitness tracker app. You need to purchase wearable accessories to take full advantage of all the features, but the basics available with the phone alone are pretty impressive.
Today I used it to track a short run.
It stored my location, duration, distance, calories, average speed/pace, maximum speed/pace, elevation and, if I was wearing a heart rate monitor, it could have tracked that as well. It’s not that different than the Nike+ or RunKeeper. There just isn’t the community or online aspect.
My favorite feature (only because I think it’s so cool) is the heart rate checker. All you do is hold your finger here…
It stores all the data and charts it as well.
There’s also a simple pedometer that pretty much works like a standard Fitbit.
Of course you have to keep your phone in your pocket or on your person for it to work. Unless, that is, you buy a wearable accessory that communicates with it via bluetooth. Regardless, I think it’s pretty cool!
Surprisingly, I actually liked their little personal health assessment tool too. Normally I find that stuff kind of cheesy but this one was fun. It asked some pretty basic questions and then gave you scores in these categories*.
Then you can set goals based on the results and they give you little tips and tricks.
As for the food journal, I’m finding their database to be pretty robust. I’ve been able to find everything I’ve eaten so far and entering it is a cinch. Again, it’s similar to tools like MyFitnessPal or Loseit without the community aspect, which, to be honest, I’m kind of digging right now. Sometimes you just don’t need to the world to know you had eggs for breakfast.
Any other S Health Users out there? I know many of you have Fitbits. What other tools are you using? I love seeing the technology in this space become more and more accessible and fun. Even The Husband turned on his pedometer in S Health. This is a man who wouldn’t be caught dead with a Fitbit. His steps were so low he agreed to walk with me to pick up Little Bean!
Now that’s impressive. It’s amazing what a little extra knowledge does for your motivation.
*I guessed at my weight for the assessment. I haven’t gotten on a scale in almonst a year and I’m not starting now! Which reminds me, there is a weight tracker and chart in the app as well. I’m just choosing not to use it.
Note: I am in no way affiliated with Samsung. This is not a sponsored post.