Samsung has just announced a health-focused event that will take place on May 28th, just days before Apple is set to unveil its next-generation mobile and desktop operating systems at WWDC, including the expected announcement of the company’s Healthbook software.

We’re going to go out on a limb here and assume that Samsung really wants to take credit for kicking off the “health” craze and capture as much attention as possible as the “first” to the game, but will likely end up sorely disappointed when Apple comes along and dominates the news cycle the following week. Again.

As we have previously reported, Apple is planning to reveal a health-focused application along with iOS 8 next month. This software will be paired with a piece of fitness hardware, possibly with some Nike software integration, that is being designed by a team of health and fitness experts recruited by Apple over the past year.

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