Samsung is back with another blockbuster upgrade to its Smart TVs. Just last month, the South Korean firm pushed out a software update that brought Disney+ support to a wide range of its televisions and now it has unveiled a new option designed to get us all off the sofa.
From this week, owners of the popular tellies will be able to access a number of wellness apps aimed at keeping you fit and healthy – even when you’re stuck inside the house for almost the entire day in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Samsung says a total of six apps will be arriving across the globe with a number of partners joining forces to bring this update to consumers.
The apps come from a number of fitness brands including barre3, Calm, Echelon, Fitplan, Jillian Michaels Fitness and obé Fitness. Together there’s over 5,000 hours of free at-home wellness content to be viewed.
These premium health and wellness apps will be fully integrated into Samsung Health, which will launch soon on 2020 Samsung Smart TVs, and will expand upon the suite of apps available today.
Samsung Health will provide consumers with more alternatives to traditional exercise options, like gyms and group classes, and adapt to each consumer’s unique schedule – allowing it to become a crucial pillar of our consumers’ daily routines for years to come.
“As our community grapples with unprecedented disruptions to their daily routines, it is important for homebound consumers to have access to free high-quality health and wellness offerings,” said Salek Brodsky, the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Samsung Electronics. “Our partnership with these premium brands redefines the boundaries of what free streaming services can provide, and we look forward to enhancing these offerings by bringing a full Samsung Health experience to our TVs later this year.”
The news of this TV upgrade comes as Samsung has also announced a major health change coming to its wearables which will allow owners to monitor blood pressure for the first time.
Samsung has managed to bring the tracking system to its current slate of smartwatches – without any tweaks to the hardware. The clever trick is performed via the built-in optical heart-rate sensor – that it already uses to track heart-rate – to track blood pressure using pulse wave analysis.
By checking the result of the standalone monitor against the pulse wave analysis, Samsung reckons you’ll be able to use the smartwatch on its own to keep tabs on your blood pressure.
Published at Fri, 24 Apr 2020 05:37:00 +0000