At the 2021 Galaxy Unpacked event in August, Samsung announced a new partnership with Lifesum, a digital health company based in Sweden. The partnership makes Lifesum’s popular nutritional coaching app available on the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. Adding Lifesum to the Galaxy suite of holistic wellness features means that users can now access several of the app’s functions on the latest Samsung smartwatches.
The full Lifesum app for Samsung mobile devices includes a range of helpful features designed to encourage individuals who wish to follow a program to meet a health goal such as losing weight or improving fitness. These include personalized diet plans and meal planners, a barcode scanner that simplifies calorie counting, customized motivational advice, and recipes for diets such as keto, low-carb, high-protein, and Meditteranean.
Lifesum’s smartwatch app lets the wearer log meals and water intake on-the-go, sends hydration alerts, and provides in-app step, sleep, and exercise tracking. The watch app automatically syncs with the mobile app via Bluetooth, so tracking data stays up to date.
The Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 classic, which run on Samsung’s new version of the Google operating system Wear OS, both have a novel feature that can measure body composition. This upgrade makes the Galaxy Watch4 series a formidable competitor against the Amazon Halo introduced in 2020, the first smartwatch to include an integrated body fat calculator.
As of April of this year, 50 million registered users from 250 countries had access to the Lifesum app, available in 11 different languages. That number will continue to expand rapidly, due to the global appeal of Samsung’s smartwatches as well as the new focus that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on personal health, which has helped make wearable health trackers more mainstream than ever.