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An impending Samsung Health update will cost it its food- and caffeine-intake tracking features

Samsung Health has had some features discontinued. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung Health has had some features discontinued. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung Health is an app perhaps mostly associated with this OEM's phones and wearables, but in fact also works across more of its hardware ecosystem. Some of its users have seen a notification that its latest update will remove its Food (or Calorie), Weight and Caffeine Tracking sections. Therefore, their widgets will stop functioning after this OTA is implemented.

Samsung Health is this OEM's first-party platform geared towards the monitoring and improvement of the user's well-being...more or less what it says on the tin, then. It is regarded as having a broad panel of metric- and behavior-tracking features that support this aim. However, a new SamMobile report indicates that it is about to shed 3 of them.

These options (Food (Calorie), Weight and Caffeine Tracking) are to be cut in the course of the app's new update. They collected applicable data that could then be displayed in smartphone widgets or in the faces of wearables. As with many such health-related interfaces, this kind of output might be based on contributions from the user going back weeks, months or years in some cases.

The changes that will negate such efforts may take effect in the German market to start off with, and spread to others over time. Therefore, users may find the parts of their Samsung device UI to be affected stop working with the installation of Samsung Health version 6.11 (for phones) or 4.1 (for smartwatches).

They can of course be replaced with alternative apps that track the same activities or trends; on the other hand, the OEM-made versions came with the advantage of not having to research or dig through stores for them.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-20 (Update: 2020-07-20)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.