Seoul, South Korea, March 4, 2019 — Samsung Electronics announce their brand new partnership with Calm, one of the most popular health and wellness mobile apps. The Ashton Kutcher-backed app is now integrated into Samsung Health and is available from this week onwards to Android Pie OS users.
Keep calm and carry on
“Over 100 000 new people are downloading Calm each day, as more people are turning to technology to support their health and wellbeing”, stated the CSO of Calm Alex Will on the company blog. This figure, combined with Samsung’s 60m audience of Samsung Health, speaks for itself. More and more people are concerned about their health and wellbeing in the “connected world”. Indeed, Samsung Electronics isn’t the first tech giant to roll out digital wellbeing features. Both Apple and Google introduced Screen Time Management features to their respective systems in 2018.
Samsung Health’s integration with Calm facilitates the user’s access to various features once they sync their Calm account. The app offers guided meditations, all sorts of exercises, and their overall mission is to make the world happier and healthier. It’s fairly simple to set up on your Samsung device. The new “Mindfulness” feature that you can tap inside the Samsung Health’s space gives you the option to access all of Calm’s content and personalize it to your own needs. It works on your mobile phone and you can also control the app on a Galaxy smartwatch.
Initially, the integrated service is only available in Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, the US, UK, and Ireland. Given Calm’s financial success that doesn’t show any signs of going anywhere, we can certainly expect that more markets will be covered with time. After all, health is the most important thing, and people are willing to invest in it.
Photo credit: The images used are owned by Calm as well as Samsung and were made available for press usage.
Source: Samsung Press Room / Calm blog / Mark Jansen (Digital Trends) / Joe Maring (Android Central) / Apple News Room / Matthew Lynley (TechCrunch) / Paul Sawers (Venture Beat)