Samsung and Cigna have announced a newer version of the health and fitness app, Coach by Cigna. The app now comes with an updated UI, which follows Material design guidelines, and comes with new features. The app will be available for the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 edge, the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4, and the Note Edge free of charge through the Google Play Store. Keep in mind that it will only be compatible with these devices that have been updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The app, ties in with S Health, uses simple questions to identify users’ personality, wants, needs, and preferences. It then provides appropriate programs to help out users with diet, exercise, sleep, stress and weight. The app comes with instructional videos and support from health consultants to help users focus on nutrition, weight, exercise, sleep, and stress management.
“Cigna aims to find effective ways to help people achieve healthier, more secure lives. We tested, we learned and now we’re putting our expertise into our next generation of Coach by Cigna. With several simple questions, we can get to know you and your preferences, and the best ways to help get you to where you want to be.” said Heather Valteris, Cigna Global Head of Channel and Partnership Marketing.
Users can also personalize health goals, and get recommended programs, complete with motivational messages, quantifiable health activities, and badges.
Yong Jin Lee, head of Health R&D Group at Samsung Electronics, said, “Samsung is committed to providing our users with mobile health solutions that go above and beyond what is currently available in the market. By partnering with Cigna, we can put advanced health technology into the hands of our users, making our applications an informative and integral part of their everyday lives.”