By: TaeJong Jay Yang, Executive Vice President and R&D Team Leader Mobile eXperience Business Health at Samsung Electronics
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Next week, Samsung will share its latest line of innovative products designed to improve users’ everyday lives, including updates that boost fitness and wellness routines. Before the presentation, we want to take some time to reflect on our philosophy, accomplishments, and progress we’ve made as we approach our most recent step on the road to health.
The world has entered a new era of wellness, seeing a growing desire for a more nuanced understanding of health in general. In the past, health was a simple concept with a single definition, but now everyone defines health and wellness by what it means to them. In an effort to meet everyone’s goals, Samsung is committed to ensuring they have access to the resources they need, so they can work towards the best version of themselves.
To that end, we are focused on setting new standards for health experiences across our Galaxy Watch series and across our broader product portfolio. We have established three key pillars to help people achieve their own goals: sensor innovation, connected well-being and industrial collaboration.
Advanced sensors to get knowledge The most important
To create healthier habits and achieve goals, it is important that we get to know ourselves better. For our users, that journey begins with Samsung’s innovative BioActive sensor, which provides comprehensive and accurate health data, delivering actionable insights and guidance that users can leverage throughout their health and wellness journey. .
First introduced with the Galaxy Watch4, the BioActive sensor uses a single chip that combines three powerful health sensors: electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure and the unique Bioimpedance body composition analysis function, all in one compact unit. Its streamlined design sharpens performance and fits comfortably for precise, 24/7 use, helping users deepen understanding, encourage action, and develop good habits to help them achieve their goals.
Our sensor provides knowledge on all aspects of health, but we highlight two key areas: sleep and body composition. Sleep is often secondary to establishing a solid wellness routine, but it is essential to holistic health. At Samsung, we’re committed to helping our community sleep better. We’ve introduced multiple sleep quality tracking tools and launched a personalized sleep training program, all with the goal of helping users get a more restful night’s sleep.
When it comes to fitness, in particular, everyone’s goals are different. That’s why the BioActive sensor also measures body composition, deepening users’ understanding of their physical health far beyond just weight loss. The sensor sends microcurrents to measure weight maintained, skeletal muscle gained, body fat lost, and body water levels, all against set goals, helping users achieve their goals and track what they make.
With these advancements, we remain deeply committed to secure and private data collection to provide our users with peace of mind throughout their wellness journeys. All health data is encrypted and protected on the device itself and protected by Knox, ensuring that user information remains isolated from unauthorized sources.
Well-being on all devices
We also provide tools that allow consumers to track their overall health and wellbeing, whether at home, at the gym, or on the go. The Samsung Health app, with over 200 million active users worldwide, is at the heart of the Samsung health experience across a wide range of devices, from smartwatches to smartphones, tablets and even TVs. The app – a center holistic health platform that consolidates health, wellness and fitness monitoring capabilities – records and collects all types of health data and activity information, presents it intuitively and provides tips on how to leverage them to maximize results. The information collected is complete, easy to understand and encourages positive action.
More connected devices mean a more seamless and refined user experience. When you follow guided workouts or meditation programs on Samsung Smart TVs or Galaxy Tabs at home, for example, your calorie count and heart rate are tracked on your Galaxy Watch but displayed on a larger screen to easy access. Your Galaxy Watch also recognizes when you fall asleep and automatically dims lights and turns off air conditioners in response.
Open collaboration means better healthcare experiences
To provide our users with the best possible experience, we partner with other technology and wellness leaders. We’ve built a solid foundation with our technology and encourage collaboration in our open ecosystem, which often serves as an incubator for exciting new applications, services and resources. Together with Google, we co-developed Wear OS and Health Connect so that more users can join the unified platform and enjoy new services and solutions to meet everyone’s needs.
Samsung works closely with third-party experts, research centers and universities to advance tracking and monitoring capabilities. knowledge of wearables, including National Sleep Foundation to sleep, University of California San Diego Sleep Lab and the University of California, the San Francisco Hypoxia Research Laboratory for sleep and blood oxygen research, and Louisiana State University, el Pennington Biomedical Research Center and the University of Hawaii Cancer Center for BIA research, to name a few. We are also committed to finding new ways to use our health solutions in the medical field. Over the next few months, we will focus on developing more tools and resources that support the medical community and give our users a more holistic view of their health records.
The bright future of health and wellness
In recent years, many people around the world have adopted new habits and new interests. For many, this includes increased awareness of physical, mental and sleep health. To meet this demand, Samsung is excited to continue to expand its Galaxy Watch range to better meet the many unique needs of our users, especially those who are passionate about the outdoors.
Our work, however, does not end there. We are constantly innovating and investing in research and development and exploring new ways of working with our trusted partners. Through open collaboration and focused innovation, we will ensure our users are equipped with advanced technologies that allow them to better understand their own mind and body for a truly integrated and holistic health and wellness experience.
We can’t wait for you to see what’s to come. Be sure to log into Galaxy Unpacked on August 10 at 8:00 a.m. Samsung Newsroom, samsung.com and the samsung youtube channel.