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Samsung Health will stop syncing data with third-party apps

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Last updated: August 27th, 2018 at 13:54 UTC+02:00

Samsung Health is one of the better-designed and feature-rich apps from the Korean company’s stable. The health and wellness-focused app is capable of collecting a wide variety of activity related data through the built-in smartphone sensors and dedicated wearables such as the Gear S3, Gear Sport, Gear Fit Pro, etc.

In an attempt to make the app more versatile, Samsung added the ‘Connected Services’ feature a couple of years back. Connected Services feature allows Samsung Health users to sync data with third-party apps and services such as Microsoft Health, Misfit, Fitbit, Jawbone, Runkeeper, etc. It offers users the flexibility to use any app, service, or wearable of their choice and still be able to sync that data with the Samsung Health app.

Samsung Health will remove ‘Connected Services’ soon

Unfortunately, Samsung has decided to retire this functionality from September 1 for all the third-party apps and services except Strava. It is also removing UV tracker, Temperature and Humidity (TH) tracker from the app. The company is notifying Samsung Health users about the upcoming change through a notice in the app. It is not clear what prompted this move, but it definitely makes Samsung Health less open and more restrictive.

All these changes appear to be part of Samsung Health version 6.0, scheduled to hit the devices soon. The company is teasing users about the impending major update and asking them to sync the data before the update to prevent any data loss.

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