May 26 AT 2:42 PM Dima Aryeh 24 Comments

Samsung updates S Health for Galaxy S5 to read stress levels

Samsung Galaxy S5 Camera

Samsung S Health Stress

It looks like that heart rate monitor on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has more uses than just measuring the beat of your heart. Samsung has updated the S Health app on the S5 with a new feature: the ability to read your stress levels.

Samsung says that these measurements should not be used for medical reasons, because obviously this little sensor isn’t perfectly accurate, but it’s still a pretty nifty feature. After a particularly stressful morning, you can see what S Health thought of my stress levels. It took a while for it to get a reading, so you’ll have to set a moment aside, but it seems to work well.

Yeah, I may need to relax. This is a cool little feature Samsung decided to add to its latest flagship device, but I’m unsure how it would really help someone besides alerting them that they are stressed. Tell us how you would use this feature in the comments!

Via: SamMobile

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Praveen

    I just disabled the app! At least for me, this sensor was nothing more than useless

  • polo

    A waist of technology that I don’t need

  • JQuest81

    That’s a nifty little feature. Though I’m still disappointed that they took out the blood pressure log. I’m hoping they put it back in one day…

  • JQuest81
  • Jim

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  • Gabriel Jimenez

    I use the heart rate monitor often at the gym now mostly just curious though. I do like the pedometer more though!

  • Copasetic

    This is super nifty. I use the health apps often, and their use inceases with a smart watch or. fitness band. I also hope we get the BP log back. I am not sure why thry removed it in the first place.

  • Copasetic

    This is super nifty. I use the health apps often, and their use inceases with a smart watch or. fitness band. I also hope we get the BP log back. I am not sure why they removed it in the first place.

  • Anton

    I wanna check my stress level when I’m high XD

    • blazeran

      just did man. It was amazing. My stress was low but my friends was high :3, Syd aus

  • ANUPAM

    Thus is currently one of the best phones.

  • Janen

    I am not impressed, I downloaded an app on my iPhone that did the same thing. I had high expectations for this phone but I am very disappointed even the camera is not as good as the iPhone. I was an android fan until this phone

    • Mike

      What are you talking about the camera isn’t as good? The galaxy s5 had a 16 mega pixel camera, the iPhone s5 only has 8 mega pixels

    • samsung 4life

      LMFAO
      You are so right my friend, IPHONE is so much better for little girls with tiny fingers and can take advantage of that awesome 1.39″ screen and it’s 8 mp camera.

      O YEA MAKE SURE YOU DONT DROP YOUR IPHONE IN THE WATER ;-)

    • Janie

      The camera is a 16mp… are you being for real? I converted from iPhone, I dodnt realize how poor the iPhone camera actually was

  • travis

    I love my s5, crapping on all the other excuses for phones out there. And the camera is quite remarkable

  • focus

    Lol I absolutely love my s5 … funny enough these ppl saying its a crappy phone , why u even waste ur time commenting .lol probably couldn’t afford the phone so u bash it … I bet u use an iphone

    • matt

      And what are they doing reading THIS article on a “shitty” phone?

  • Jacqueline

    I am using Galaxy S5 from last 1 month and could say that it is the best phone I have ever had till date. I like its specs and features such as water and dust resistant body, touch wiz finger print scanner for better security, 16MP camera to capture best memorable moments of my life and 2800mAh battery that after fully charged on wireless charging pad, runs throughout the day. I like its heart rate sensor and it’s good to know that there is an app launched by Samsung to measure the stress level. I will definitely give it a try to check the stress level on daily basis.

  • North

    The Galaxy Series Phones are amazing. Iphone..just because it has an Apple on the back people go crazy. Android EATS the apple.

  • Gene French

    I liked s-health and the widget for the Samsung S5. But alas someone who thought they were smart, did alot of changes and when I updated the app my new widget says “tap to start” but you can beat the hell out of it and nothing happens. Give me my original s-health back. I was totally happy with it. I even tried to uninstall the updates but it would not give back the original widget. Sorry Samsung or whoever wrote the updates, but you should check out your code before you release it.

  • Gene French

    I liked s-health and the widget for the Samsung S5. But alas someone who thought they were smart, did alot of changes and when I updated the app my new widget says “tap to start” but you can beat the hell out of it and nothing happens. Give me my original s-health back. I was totally happy with it. I even tried to uninstall the updates but it would not give back the original widget. Sorry Samsung or whoever wrote the updates, but you should check out your code before you release it. Please restore all of the logs as well.

  • wendy anselmi

    give me my s health app back! I walked 30 miles this week just having that app and now with the new update it’s horrible

  1. PraveenGuest 11 months ago

    I just disabled the app! At least for me, this sensor was nothing more than useless

  2. poloGuest 11 months ago

    A waist of technology that I don’t need

  3. That’s a nifty little feature. Though I’m still disappointed that they took out the blood pressure log. I’m hoping they put it back in one day…

  4. JimGuest 11 months ago

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  5. Gabriel JimenezGuest 11 months ago

    I use the heart rate monitor often at the gym now mostly just curious though. I do like the pedometer more though!

  6. CopaseticGuest 11 months ago

    This is super nifty. I use the health apps often, and their use inceases with a smart watch or. fitness band. I also hope we get the BP log back. I am not sure why thry removed it in the first place.

  7. CopaseticGuest 11 months ago

    This is super nifty. I use the health apps often, and their use inceases with a smart watch or. fitness band. I also hope we get the BP log back. I am not sure why they removed it in the first place.

  8. AntonGuest 11 months ago

    I wanna check my stress level when I’m high XD

  9. ANUPAMGuest 11 months ago

    Thus is currently one of the best phones.

  10. JanenGuest 11 months ago

    I am not impressed, I downloaded an app on my iPhone that did the same thing. I had high expectations for this phone but I am very disappointed even the camera is not as good as the iPhone. I was an android fan until this phone

    • MikeGuest 11 months ago

      What are you talking about the camera isn’t as good? The galaxy s5 had a 16 mega pixel camera, the iPhone s5 only has 8 mega pixels

    • samsung 4lifeGuest 11 months ago

      LMFAO
      You are so right my friend, IPHONE is so much better for little girls with tiny fingers and can take advantage of that awesome 1.39″ screen and it’s 8 mp camera.

      O YEA MAKE SURE YOU DONT DROP YOUR IPHONE IN THE WATER ;-)

    • JanieGuest 10 months ago

      The camera is a 16mp… are you being for real? I converted from iPhone, I dodnt realize how poor the iPhone camera actually was

  11. travisGuest 11 months ago

    I love my s5, crapping on all the other excuses for phones out there. And the camera is quite remarkable

  12. focusGuest 11 months ago

    Lol I absolutely love my s5 … funny enough these ppl saying its a crappy phone , why u even waste ur time commenting .lol probably couldn’t afford the phone so u bash it … I bet u use an iphone

  13. JacquelineGuest 11 months ago

    I am using Galaxy S5 from last 1 month and could say that it is the best phone I have ever had till date. I like its specs and features such as water and dust resistant body, touch wiz finger print scanner for better security, 16MP camera to capture best memorable moments of my life and 2800mAh battery that after fully charged on wireless charging pad, runs throughout the day. I like its heart rate sensor and it’s good to know that there is an app launched by Samsung to measure the stress level. I will definitely give it a try to check the stress level on daily basis.

  14. NorthGuest 10 months ago

    The Galaxy Series Phones are amazing. Iphone..just because it has an Apple on the back people go crazy. Android EATS the apple.

  15. Gene FrenchGuest 9 months ago

    I liked s-health and the widget for the Samsung S5. But alas someone who thought they were smart, did alot of changes and when I updated the app my new widget says “tap to start” but you can beat the hell out of it and nothing happens. Give me my original s-health back. I was totally happy with it. I even tried to uninstall the updates but it would not give back the original widget. Sorry Samsung or whoever wrote the updates, but you should check out your code before you release it.

  16. Gene FrenchGuest 9 months ago

    I liked s-health and the widget for the Samsung S5. But alas someone who thought they were smart, did alot of changes and when I updated the app my new widget says “tap to start” but you can beat the hell out of it and nothing happens. Give me my original s-health back. I was totally happy with it. I even tried to uninstall the updates but it would not give back the original widget. Sorry Samsung or whoever wrote the updates, but you should check out your code before you release it. Please restore all of the logs as well.

  17. wendy anselmiGuest 3 months ago

    give me my s health app back! I walked 30 miles this week just having that app and now with the new update it’s horrible