Samsung Health gets mindfulness and meditation courses via Calm integration

Since its launch in 2013, Samsung's actively been improving its Samsung Health app to be a robust health/fitness platform that can compete toe-to-toe with Fitbit. Now, thanks to a partnership with Calm, Samsung Health is getting a bunch of new programs to help with your body's mental state.

Under a new section in Samsung Health called "Mindfulness", you'll be given the option to either create an account for Calm or sync an existing one. From there, you can access Calm's programs for dealing with anxiety, stress, insomnia, and more right within Samsung Health.

In addition to having Calm integrated in the Samsung Health Android app, Samsung also says that Galaxy Watch Active users will be able to pause and play meditation sessions from their wrist, along with tracking stress levels after you complete a session.

Per Samsung's Head of Health Service Team, Peter Koo:

Our work with Calm is going to make it easier than ever for Samsung Health users to practice mindfulness, so they can work towards achieving better overall health. We're excited to be partnering with Calm, a true innovator in the mindfulness space, to support better mental health for consumers around the world.

The Calm integration in Samsung Health will initially be available for Samsung phones running Android 9 Pie in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Ireland, and the Philippines.

Samsung's rolling out the functionality starting today, March 4, so keep an eye out for it!

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