The Galaxy Watch might help families keep track of each other's health

Samsung Health app is set to introduce a new feature in its latest version, allowing users to share their health data with family members. This feature could debut on the upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 and Watch Ultra. A deep dive into the app by X tipster Assemble Debug and Android Authority revealed the development of a family-oriented health feature named “family health data.”

Users will have the option to create a family group through their Samsung account and send a request to share their health data with family members. After the request, family members will need to provide consent for the feature to be active.

Users will have the ability to alter the level of data they choose to share or keep private through a “Share with someone” screen. This feature will also enable users to “preview” what they plan to share before confirming the action. Parents who want to access their child’s health data must also provide consent.

Samsung’s security checks will periodically monitor family members’ health data to ensure safety. The Health app inactivity for 90 days may lead to the deletion of stored data. However, it’s yet unclear which health data users can share, such as fitness data including steps, calories burned, and sleep information.

It is speculated that this new family health feature will launch first on the Galaxy Watch 7 before making its way to other devices. A leaked specification sheet reveals details about Samsung’s upcoming wearables. The Watch Ultra could have a 1.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 590mAh battery, 32GB storage, and a $750 price tag. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 7 could have variants of 40mm and 44mm, with slightly smaller 300mAh and 425mAh battery capacities, and similar sensors, such as BioActive, heart rate, temperature, gyroscope, and geomagnetic.

The new feature is part of the larger “Unpacked event” announced by Samsung on July 10. Users interested in participating can reserve their place for $50. More news on this and the Android world can be found on Android Central, your trusted source for Android updates.

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