Samsung Health is the company’s wellness platform that’s tied into its mobile devices and even its smart TVs. There’s a lot that it can do. It can pull in data from your Samsung smartwatch or fitness back to give you a holistic view of your progress. You can also manually enter data in the app to track your exercise, heart rate, stress, sleep, and more.
Those who use it diligently won’t appreciate that Samsung is cutting some functionality from its health platform. The next Samsung Health update is going to get rid of Weight, Food (Calorie) and Caffeine tracking.
Samsung Health is shedding some weight
An end of service notice has been sent out by Samsung in Germany today. It will undoubtedly be sent to users in other regions as well.
The notice states that Weight, Calorie and Caffeine tracking will no longer be available in new versions of Samsung Health. This change will be made starting with Samsung Health v6.11 on mobile and v4.1 for smartwatches. Watch faces that displayed this data will no longer be able to do that.
A lot of users are going to feel that this was unnecessary. If you have years of weight management data, including BMI calculations, on Samsung Health you now have to find another home for it. Granted, there were always better calorie-tracking apps than Samsung Health but for those that rely on it consistently, this will be a blow. The same goes for Caffeine tracking which let users keep an eye on their intake.
If you use widgets for tracking these metrics on a Samsung smartwatch or fitness tracker, they will no longer be able to sync that content to Samsung Health once it gets updated to version 6.11. The related data will only be saved temporarily and will be deleted after a certain time.
The updated Samsung Health app is going to start rolling out this month for both smartphones and wearable devices. It’s unfortunate that these features are getting cut as they certainly take away from Samsung Health’s ability to be a well-rounded health and fitness platform.