Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Moms Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.
One of my favorite features on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the S Health app that comes installed on the phone. S Health is a fabulous addition to the Galaxy Note 3 (and is also available on the S4). You do a very simple set up where you enter your age, weight, and set some goals and you are ready to go. Let me walk you through some of the features.
Right on your screen, you can see each day how many steps you have walked.
Click on that and S Health opens up. Here is your S Health menu.
Want to see a more detailed look at your steps? Check out the Walking Mate. This changes to show the time of day (shows daytime during the day and night at night, very cool).
Want to add some exercise time? If you have a workout you are getting ready to do, this is where you want to go! Simply click on the “Go to Workout” button and you can choose from running, walking, or cycling. Then you can set a goal of distance, time, or a calorie target. You can get an audio guide to give you updates or turn your music on. It measures your distance and speed.
Would you like to keep track of calories? I admit that I do not do this but adding your food/drinks is very simple!
You can even see how comfortable you may be exercising in a day with the Comfort Level option. This will change from day to day depending on your environment and contact with the device.
And when you are ready to see how you did for the month, you can check the summary page. This will give you a calendar that shows you what your activity levels have been.
You can track your activity by the hour, day and month on the S Health Summary page.
The only downside I see to S Health is that you have to be carrying the phone at all times for your activity to be tracked. Being at home most of the time, I often keep my phone on my desk and do not have it with me (which explains why I rarely meet my goal on S Health even though I often truly do). If you are someone that carries their phone with you all the time, this is a great way to track your activity!
Would you use this app if you had it available? I love using it for workouts and it is going to be one of the many things I miss about the Note 3 when my testing time is complete.