Last month, MHW reported that speculation was rampant about Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S4 and whether it would deliver features to improve the fitness and well-being of its users.
Today, as Sumsung formally unveiled the Galaxy S4, we can confirm that it is, indeed, mHealth friendly as a result of the new S Health feature that tracks various exercise and physical fitness metrics.
“The Galaxy S4′s numerous sensors track the amount exercise you get and can calculate your calorie consumption so that you can get healthier and make better decisions,” Samsung announced Thursday evening in New York.
According to Matt Swider of Tech Radar, Samsung isn’t just trying to make owners of its smartphone Galaxy S4 smartphone healthier… “It’s also looking to take on health-focused products like the Fitbit, Nike FuelBand, and Jawbone Up. Because Samsung Galaxy S4 owners are hardly going to be separated from their 7.9mm smartphone, this may be just as easy to carry around than the upcoming Fitbit Flex.”
Pricing wasn’t announced Thursday, but the eagerly anticipated smartphone will be available late next month on hundreds of carriers around the globe including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.