Samsung wrangles FDA clearance for S Health mobile app

Samsung snagged FDA 510(k) clearance for its S Health mobile app that works with several different health monitoring devices to consolidate data onto the South Korean company's Galaxy S III mobile phone. The app connects with three devices from Samsung that aren't available for purchase in the U.S., though, including a weight scale, a heart rate monitor and a wrist activity tracker, according to a report from MobiHealthNews. Samsung already launched the app in the U.K. in 2012 to be used with third-party devices such as Johnson & Johnson's ($JNJ) OneTouch blood glucose meters and Omron's blood pressure monitors. In 2013, regulators struggled to nail down guidelines for mobile medical apps, revealing in September that apps designed to work with a regulated device must also be approved by the agency. Story