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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier – Wealth of Health Applications

I’ve been using the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smart Watch for just over a month, and have been utilizing the numerous health applications prebuilt – as well as a few downloaded ones – into the device to help with my 2018 weight loss goals. With a ton of apps available on the marketplace, it’s hard to know which ones are best. The Samsung developed ones are a great place to start, and with a few bonus offers for those who purchase their watch from Samsung, there is plenty more to utilize!

Note: We did not use the exercise functionality of the S-Health application, so stay tuned for a review of that once the weather turns a bit warmer and I can get outside!

S-Health

When launching the S-Health application on your phone, you will only be a few dials away from accessing all the important fitness information you need. Here is a breakdown of the best trackers within the S-Health app!

Calories Burned – The first screen you see when loading up the S-Health app is your calories burned, tracked nicely by the hours in the day. Everytime you do something of note, your watch tracks it. For example, the application can pinpoint when I fell asleep – noted by a purple line – the moments I’m active – noted by a yellowish-green line – and the moments when I’m inactive – noted by a grey line. This is all broken down into period within a 24 hours window, from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM. If you normally sit down for breakfast in the morning, or to answer some emails, you might see your bar begin to fill up as follows: Purple for the time you slept, yellowish-green from the time you got up – made your coffee, grabbed breakfast – to the moment where you sat down; all of this is followed up by a grey bar to mark the amount of time you spent sitting at the table, or on the couch.

It’s fairly accurate as well. If I get up at 7:15 AM, my watch will note that I slept until 7:15 AM, at which point the purple bar (for sleep) ends and the greenish-yellow bar (for active) begins. The same will happen when I sit at the table, stopping the minute I sit down and transitioning from yellowish-green to grey.

As your bar fills up, the middle portion of the calorie burning screen will indicate the caolires you have burned so far in that day. These calories – as well as your steps and other important information – can be individual looked at for the various periods during the day.

Step Tracker – This one is pretty straight forward. Your watch will track the steps you take during any given day, and log it for you. You can set personal goals based on your level of activity – or the level you want to get too. The watch will keep over a weeks worth of steps records, meaning you can go back to previous days to see how you’ve done; on top of that, you will be able to track certain trends in yoru walking; for example, I volunteer with kids on Wednesday evenings, and every Wednesday my steps are off the chart good!

Heart Rate Monitor – Although I never look at this part of the application, it is availblabe for those who struggle with irregular heart beat. Like the Steps screen, the Heart Rate monitor tracks and stores over a weeks worth of data, allowing you to go back and check your heart rate and identify any trends you might be seeing.

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Conclusion

For your health and fitness needs, right out of the box, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier has you covered, and provides a wonderful suite of applications that will help you track steps, track calories, track heart rate, and so much more. If you want to stay on top of what you are doing, S-Health on the Gear S3 Frontier has you covered!

 

 

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Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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