Next week at the WWDC, Apple is widely expected to unveil iOS 8 and a new service called Healthbook, which will store all your health-related details at one place. But Samsung seems to have beat its arch rival to the punch by revealing its own healthcare platform called Samsung Architecture Multimedia Interactions or SAMI, The Verge reports. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 series India variants might be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoCAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy A03 Core budget phone launched with a 5000mAh battery: Check price in India, specs
Samsung hosted an event in San Francisco where it talked about the need for better technology to keep a continuous track of one s body and its vital information. It took the wraps off SAMI, an advanced healthcare platform which uses a combination of hardware sensors and backend cloud services to monitor and store health-related information. Young Sohn, Samsung Electronics president and chief strategy officer, was on stage to talk about SAMI. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S21 FE design revealed via official support page, listings: Report
The company also unveiled its first reference design an investigational device called Simband. This is essentially a wearable device, not unlike Samsung s Gear smartwatches, which has a host of sensors to track one s heart rate and oxygen levels among others. However, Samsung says this is only the tip of the iceberg and there is much that needs improving. For one they want to come up with easier ways to test blood glucose levels as well as what s in the air around you. Battery technology too is limited at the moment and they want to develop a device that will last 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
With Samsung having raced off the line a few days earlier, it will be interesting to see how Apple responds. We will have to wait and see what the company reveals at WWDC on June 2.