Samsung Announces Partnership With FlexIt To Offer Online Health and Wellness Training on Samsung Daily+By Samsung Newsroom
Samsung Electronics today announced a new partnership with FlexIt, a health and wellness solution that makes exercise more convenient and accessible. Starting this month,1 FlexIt will bring personal trainer-based fitness content to Samsung Smart TV users through the new lifestyle hub Samsung Daily+2 on Samsung Tizen OS.
“Wellness should be central to our routines, so building healthy habits through Samsung Daily+ makes it convenient to incorporate health and wellness into all different aspects of daily life,” said Demian Hyun, Vice President and Head of the Experience Planning Group of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “This new partnership underscores Samsung’s commitment as the leader in the global display industry to promoting thoughtful, interconnected health experiences aimed at bettering the lives of consumers.”
On the FlexIt app’s online portal, users can find, book and pay for exclusive one-on-one virtual fitness sessions directly on their TVs. With a camera connected — whether it be via a supported webcam3 or a smartphone — virtual health professionals4 provide real-time feedback, adjust workouts and offer form modifications to foster a supportive, safe and effective workout environment.
The FlexIt app helps users approach their health in a more holistic way; in addition to workout content, FlexIt offers nutrition training, low-impact wellness activities like meditation and yoga, and physical and occupational therapy. By working virtually with a trainer who understands their personal fitness journey and wellness goals, users craft an attainable routine that suits their needs and lifestyle, all from the comfort of their home or any other location with a connected device.
By housing services such as FlexIt, Samsung Daily+ is paving the way for the future of virtual health and wellness experiences through its convenience and accessibility to build productive and convenient daily routines. Samsung Daily+ serves as a new lifestyle hub for Smart TV users, allowing them to conveniently enjoy a wide range of premium lifestyle services and features — such as home fitness, telehealth services, video calls and more — using one single interface.
“Through the innovative FlexIt app for Samsung, we’re furthering our commitment to making fitness more accessible than ever. By delivering personalized, one-on-one immersive training experiences directly to your living room, we’re extending our reach to a broader audience, empowering individuals to achieve their wellness goals with ease and convenience,” said Austin Cohen, FlexIt’s Founder and CEO.
During CES® 2024, Samsung gave consumers an early look at Samsung Daily+ and the FlexIt app on its 2024 Neo QLED 8K. Richard Friedman, FlexIt’s Senior Vice President of Technology, joined the Samsung team in Las Vegas to showcase how the FlexIt app integrates with Samsung TVs. Samsung Daily+ is also a 2024 CES Innovation Awards Honoree, having been recognized as a unique smart home service with an open ecosystem that integrates third-party services.
For more information on health offerings on Samsung’s TV lineup, visit Samsung.com.
FlexIt has revolutionized the fitness and wellness industry through its innovative, cutting-edge technology, offering a comprehensive approach to holistic well-being for consumers and enterprises. Its core solution centers around live, one-on-one, two-way personal health and wellness sessions with fitness and wellness experts, accessible through both web and app platforms. FlexIt’s platform goes beyond just fitness training, embracing holistic well-being through nutrition coaching (led by registered nutritionists with a focus on weight loss), low-impact wellness activities (yoga, meditation, stretching and dance), health coaching, and physical and occupational therapy (covering preventive, pre/post-natal, senior and recovery), offering 28 health modalities on the platform.
Our comprehensive and innovative approach has earned us recognition within the industry. FlexIt has been selected for the Best Budget-Friendly Coaching App of 2023 by Women’s Health, the Best Personal Trainer Apps of 2023 by Forbes, and the Best Fitness Apps in 2023 by Oprah Daily and has been awarded by Men’s Health, Inc. 5000, US News & World Report, among many others.
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1 Availability varies by model and region. The FlexIt app will be available through Samsung Daily+ on all 2024 TV models: Neo QLED 8K, 4K, OLED, UHD (above DU7000) and The Frame. OS upgrade is scheduled to be provided for select 2023 TV models during the second half of 2024. 2022 and 2021 TV model users can download the FlexIt app through the app store.
2 Starting this year, Samsung Daily+, a hub for lifestyle experiences, provides a wide range of services and features — from personal training and telehealth to video calls and remote PC solutions — in one single interface. With Samsung TVs at the center of the home, users can enjoy the benefits of the latest innovations and seamless connectivity between devices in their day-to-day lives.
3 Logitech Webcam (C930e, C922 PRO STREAM WEBCAM, C925E, C920s Pro HD Webcam, HD Pro Webcam C920, C920-C, C930c, HD Pro Webcam C920, StreamCam), Samsung (SC-FD100B)
4 English- and Spanish-speaking FlexIt health professionals and trainers
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Samsung Presents Powerful AI and Smart Features on Its Latest Neo QLED, OLED and Lifestyle Portfolio at European Tech SeminarBy Samsung Newsroom
Samsung Electronics, the world’s leading TV manufacturer for 18 consecutive years, has commenced its annual series of Tech Seminars in Frankfurt, Germany. From February 20 to 22, Samsung will showcase its newest display lineup for 2024 that features new, innovative AI technology and smart features on the Neo QLED, OLED and Lifestyle products to professionals in Europe.
Tech Seminar sessions are a longstanding program, having delivered detailed information and exclusive hands-on experiences with new products for the past 13 years. As part of Samsung’s visual display vision — “We look out of the box to inspire new ways of life” — this year the company is displaying select, cutting-edge technologies from its 2024 lineup that offer new lifestyles and new ways of consuming content.
The 2024 European Tech Seminar in Frankfurt sets the stage for similar sessions in major regions worldwide later this year, including Southeast Asia and Latin America. At these events, Samsung will feature new technologies that span across the latest TVs and lifestyle product lineup:
Samsung’s 75-inch Neo QLED 8K QN900D incorporates the new and powerful NQ8 AI Gen3 Processor, which supports features like 8K AI Upscaling Pro and AI Motion Enhancer Pro for the best Neo QLED 8K visuals to date. The 2024 Tizen OS brings content front and center, offering a personalized experience based on different accounts set up on smart TVs. Tizen features services such as Samsung Gaming Hub, an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform, with content recommendations for a convenient and tailored cloud gaming experience. Music Frame is a customizable wireless speaker designed to seamlessly blend into its surroundings. It can operate as a standalone speaker, or it can pair with a Samsung TV and soundbar via Q-Symphony to deliver a more immersive viewing experience with surround sound. New OLED Glare Free technology was specifically designed for Samsung’s 2024 OLED screens and preserves color accuracy and image sharpness while reducing reflections from nearby lighting. The new, specialized hard-coating layer and surface coating pattern overcomes the trade-off between gloss and reflection.
▲ Martin Kim, Picture Quality Solution Lab at Samsung Electronics, explains that the 2024 Neo QLED 8K incorporates the new and powerful NQ8 AI Gen3 Processor, supporting AI-backed features such as 8K AI Upscaling Pro and AI Motion Enhancer Pro.
▲ Andrew Sohn, Picture Quality Solution Lab at Samsung Electronics, shows off Samsung’s AI engine that can instantly optimize picture and sound quality based on the game or genre being played.
▲ Haylie Jung, Picture Quality Solution Lab at Samsung Electronics, demonstrates how users can set up their own profiles on the 2024 Tizen OS for Samsung Smart TVs to enjoy a customized experience including personal recommendations.
▲ Music Frame is a customizable wireless speaker designed to seamlessly blend into its surroundings.
“Kicking off our Tech Seminar series is always something we look forward to,” said Yong-Jae Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Each year we have the opportunity to meet with local media and professionals, not just to provide in-depth demonstrations and explanations on new technology, but also to discuss the products we are most excited about and hear their feedback.”
For more information on Samsung’s 2024 TV and lifestyle product lineup, visit samsung.com.
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By Samsung Newsroom
Samsung Electronics has once again demonstrated its dominance in the global TV market, marking an unprecedented 18-year streak at the forefront of the industry.
Market research firm Omdia reported that Samsung has achieved a 30.1% share of the global TV market in 2023, reinforcing its status as the industry leader since 2006. This success is largely due to the company’s strategic focus on premium and large-screen TV categories, driven by its cutting-edge QLED and OLED models.
Since its launch in 2017, Samsung’s QLED TV lineup, including the latest Neo QLED models, has surpassed cumulative sales of 40 million units. In 2023 alone, the QLED lineup achieved sales of 8.31million units.
▲ Samsung is ranked No. 1 global TV brand for 18th consecutive year
Samsung asserted notable leadership in the premium TV sector – specifically for TVs over 75 inches and priced above $2,500. The company has recorded an impressive 60.5% market share in terms of sales for TVs priced over $2,500, while also maintaining a lead with 33.9% sales share for TVs over 75 inches. In addition, thanks to robust sales of 98-inch models, TVs over the 90 inches have maintained the lead with a 30.4% market share.
Building on its success in the ultra-large and high-end TV market, Samsung has also made significant strides in the OLED sector. The company’s OLED TV lineup recorded 1.01 million units sold in 2023, capturing a market share of 22.7%. With the expanded OLED lineup in 2024, Samsung’s market share in the OLED sector is projected to surge in 2024.
“We are proud to be recognized as the market leader in the global TV sector for 18 consecutive years, a testament to the enduring trust and loyalty our customers place in Samsung,” stated SW Yong, President and Head of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are deeply committed to advancing the industry, moving beyond exceptional picture quality to offer more meaningful and valuable experiences.”
At CES 2024, Samsung Electronics unveiled the groundbreaking NQ8 AI Gen3 processor, heralding the start of the AI Screen Era. The advancement in state-of-the-art chipsets and capabilities is set to redefine the smart TV domain, integrating sophisticated AI powered by Tizen OS to establish AI screens as center of the smart home innovation.
2024 is shaping up to be another year of significant innovation for Samsung. With advancements in processors and cutting-edge AI features, Samsung is on course to further transform home entertainment and set new benchmarks in the TV industry.
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