What is Samsung Health App?

Samsung Health App

Samsung Health is a fitness app lets you set goals, see stats, track steps, and so much more. Also it’s accessible across screens of every size, from your wrist to your phone to your smart TV.

Samsung Health encourages users to stay active. You can use this app on your Samsung android devices as well as on iPhone. The app tracks activity data with significant health impacts, helping you gain insight into your well-being. It is also the go-to fitness app for Samsung wearables. 

Samsung Health App Features

  • There are plenty of tools that help you manages your daily work right from stress and sleep to food and fitness, and organizes all of your data on an intuitive interface. It also offers a well of resources, including fitness coaches, mindfulness exercises, and a community of like-minded users.
  • You can record workouts, plus track steps, active minutes, heart rate, and sleep. Depending on your device, Samsung Health can automatically track your sleep or you can manually add sleep data. Some compatible devices can even track SpO2 levels, snoring, and ambient noise levels while you sleep.
  • If you own a Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 5 series device, Samsung also offers Sleep Coaching. Within the Samsung Health app, the company analyzes your sleep patterns using data recorded by your compatible watch.
  • Also after using the app for about a week, you will be assigned a sleep animal that represents your habits. Based on your results, the app then provides a multi-week coaching program to help you optimize your shut-eye.
  • The app can also help you track weight, water intake, and calories. It won’t be the most advanced calorie tracking you can find, but it can certainly function as a food diary if you want to keep everything in one place. 
  • The Samsung Health app helps users keep tabs on their ticker with heart rate tracking, stress data, and, depending on the device, blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and blood oxygen.
  • The app will also track women’s health data, including cycles and symptoms.
Samsung Health App
Samsung Health App is a great fitness tracker

How to Navigate Samsung Health App?

You can sign in to Samsung Health with your Samsung account. If you don’t yet have a Samsung account, you will need to create one to use the app. Downloaded Samsung Health, tap Create account, and fill out the necessary details. 

Once you’re signed in, there are four main tabs to navigate: Home, Together, Fitness, and My Page.

  1. Home: As the name implies, this tab is your home base within the Samsung Health app. It is where you can set and track goals and view all of your current health metrics. Scroll the Home tab to review your stats or to manually add data, including weight, periods, or food and water intake. If you scroll down to the bottom of this tab, you can tap Manage items to add or remove specific measurables from your home screen. 
  2. Together: The Together tab is where you can enter challenges and compare your data to other Samsung Health users. You can also invite and connect with others to keep friends motivated on their own health journeys. 
  3. Fitness: Tap on the Fitness tab to jump into a 15 min workout video, listen to a sleep story, or read up on PMS. This tab houses an extensive library of exercise and wellness resources, including workout programs, videos, content from Samsung Health TV partners, and tools for mindfulness and women’s health. 
  4. My page: This tab is where users can edit their Samsung Health app profile. Add your gender, height, weight, and birth date to calculate important values like calories burned and heart rate ranges. You can also set your typical daily activity level on a scale of one to four. Beyond your basic profile, the My page tab provides big-picture data like weekly summaries, personal bests, and earned badges.
  5. You can access the app’s overflow menu from any of the tabs above by tapping the three horizontal dots in the top right corner of your screen. This menu includes four options additional options: 
  6. For you: For you is where you will find weekly summaries of your tracked results including activity and sleep data.
  7. Promotions: Under Promotions, you will find marketing plugs and current deals for other Samsung products. 
  8. Notices: Here you will find updates from the Samsung team including changes within the app and information about Samsung Health content.
  9. Settings: Like a typical settings menu, here you can access account details, manage notifications, review your privacy settings, and more. 

Are there any Apps compatible with Samsung Health?

Samsung Health doesn’t offer integration with many third-party apps, which Samsung refers to as “connected services.” The exceptions are the popular running and cycling app Strava and the wellness platform Technogym. 

What are the devices compatible with Samsung Health?

Samsung Health App works best on mobile and watches
Samsung Health App works best on mobile and watches

Many fitness and health devices are compatible with Samsung Health, including a number of Samsung smartwatches. To view the complete list of compatible devices within the app, tap More (the three vertical dots in the top right corner of your app screen) then tap Settings. Scroll down to and tap Accessories and browse the devices listed in each category.

Here are the trackers, smartwatches, and accessories compatible with Samsung Health:

  • Fitness trackers: Samsung Galaxy Fit, Samsung Galaxy Fit 2, Samsung Galaxy Fit, Samsung Gears: Samsung Gear Icon X (2018), Samsung Gear Fit, Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro, Samsung Gear S, Samsung Gear S2, Samsung Gear S3, Samsung Gear 2, Samsung Gear 2 Neo, Samsung Gear Sport. Partron Urban-HR, Partron Urban-S Plus and Partron Urban-Pro
  • Smartwatches: Samsung Galaxy Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
  • Bike sensors : Garmin Bike Speed Sensor and Cadence Sensor, Garmin Cadence Sensor, Garmin Speed Sensor, Gpulse Cycling Speed/Cadence Sensor , Polar Cadence Sensor, Polar Speed Sensor, Wahoo Blue SC, Wahoo RPM Cadence, Wahoo RPM Speed, Trek Bontrager DuoTrap Digital Speed/Cadence Sensor, Trek Bontrager DuoTrap S Digital Sensor
  • Blood pressure monitors: Transtek Blood Pressure Monitor, A&D Medical UA-651 BLE, Omron BP7000, Omron HEM-9200T
  • Blood glucose meters: Accu-Chek Aviva Connect, Accu-Chek Guide, i-Sens CareSens N NFC, i-Sens CareSens NM Premier BLE, SD Biosensor GlucoNavii Link 0.3 NFC, SD Biosensor GlucoNavii Mentor BLE, SD Biosensor GlucoNavii Mentor NFC, SD Biosensor GlucoNavii NFC and Osang Healthcare GluNEO M3
  • Heart rate monitors: Garmin Heart Rate Monitor, Garmin HRM-Run, Garmin HRM-Tri, Garmin Soft Strap Premium Heart Rate Monitor, Gpulse Heart Rate Chest Belt, Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless, Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor, Suunto Smart Sensor (Heart Rate for Multisport), Suunto Sports Tracker by Suunto (Heart Rate Monitor), Scosche Rhythm Plus, Timex Digital 2.4 Heart Rate Sensor, Wahoo Soft ANT Heart Rate Monitor, Wahoo Tickr and Wahoo Tickr Run.
  • Weighing scales: A&D Medical UC-352 BLE, InBody H20 (B,N), Lefu Smart Scale CF376, Omron Viva (HBF-222T), Polar Balance, Shinil SHM-D200AK and others

You can also access Samsung Health on your compatible TV to see data and workouts on the big screen. This is a favorite feature for at-home workouts.

All you need is to log in to your TV with the same Samsung account as used for the Samsung Health mobile app, and link the two together on the Samsung Health TV app.


Q1. How to get Samsung Health App on your mobile?

To get Samsung Health App on your mobile all you need is to install the Samsung health app from the app store. The app works best on Android 8.0 and up mobile and iPhone 5 and up with iOS 9 and above. Note that at the time of writing the Samsung Health app did not support Apple iPads and the Apple iPod Touch.

Download Samsung Health App on Google Play

Download Samsung Health App on iPhone

Q2. How to update Samsung Health?

Samsung doesn’t cost real money. To update Samsung Health app you need to visit the app stores , find the app in Google Play Store or App Store. If the options listed below the app name are Uninstall and Open, you are already running the latest version of Samsung Health. If instead of Open, the second option is Update, tap to begin updating your app to the newest version. 

Q3. How to monitor exercises with Samsung Health?

You can record and check your activity through your Galaxy Watch and smartphone. Tap the exercise widget on your watch or start an exercise form the exercise tracker on your smartphone and get moving. Even if you forget to start recording exercises for walking, running and biking, your smartphone automatically records your activity from 10 minutes on.

If you do not want your workout to start automatically, you can change it with the method below.

  • For smartphones: Go to Samsung Health > Run/Bicycle/Walk Tracker to enter. Then tap the more icon and finally tap “Auto Pause Settings”. Select whether to activate the function for each item.
  • For watches: Open Samsung Health and go to settings. Turn off “Automatic exercise detection” to deactivate the function.

Q4. How does Samsung Health protect your data?

Samsung Health is an app that provides you with information about your exercise and eating habits. 

Samsung Health is a health/exercise application that stores your health data on your smartphone. Samsung Health protects your data through encryption, and Knox security strengthens that protection in the following ways:

  • Application of Knox TIMA KeyStore: A high level of security is provided even in a rooted smartphone by utilising an encryption key from a hardware-backed credential storage provider.
  • Samsung Health, with enhanced security provided by Knox, detects malicious software, rooted binaries or unauthorised changes to the device, and in these cases, Samsung Health cannot be used.

Q5. Do you need a Samsung account to use Samsung Health?

Connecting your health and fitness apps lets you go about your day while keeping your preferences and data updated across the board.

If you want to log into Samsung Health and back up your personal data safely to the Samsung Health server, you need to sign up for a Samsung account.

This allows the application to consider your preferences, know your health data or everything that helps to improve the performance of the app, while always keeping both accounts synchronised.

Q6. Can you go back to the previous version of Samsung Health?

Samsung Health updates strive to give you the same level of experience as the previous version, only new and improved. With the new versions, Samsung Health improves your experience with up to date information and health tips to keep you in top form.

Samsung always recommends having the newest version of Samsung Health, as current information helps you most in your day-to-day life.

The Samsung Health version can be checked in two ways below: 

  • Go to device settings, tap “Apps”, select “Samsung Health” from the list, click “Samsung Health settings” and tap “About Samsung Health”.
  • Launch Samsung Health and tap the more options icon. Select “Settings” and click “About Samsung Health” to check your version.

Note that the method of entering settings may vary depending on the terminal or Samsung Health version. Samsung Health can be downloaded or updated from the Galaxy Store and the Google Play Store.