Health in Your Hand: A Look at the Fitness Features of the New Samsung Galaxy S5
Not only can the new Samsung Galaxy S5 make you a better photographer, but it’s got some great new features that can help you manage aspects of your health and fitness, too. Samsung’s S Health application hosts a suite of tools that keep tabs on your heart rate, activity levels, calorie intake and more.
Health and Fitness at a Glance.
From within the S Health application, a unified dashboard provides all your health and fitness information at a glance. You can see how many steps you’ve walked, how many calories you’ve burned, and how many calories you’ve consumed on any given day. This is especially handy for health-minded individuals, as your smartphone is the one device you’ll invariably have with you at all times, making it the perfect go-to tool to help you keep your fitness goals on track.
The Perfect Exercise Partner.
One of the most interesting features of the S Health suite? The Exercise application. With it, simply choose your activity, be it biking, walking, running or cycling, select your distance, choose your workout music and off you go. The application intuitively tracks how far you’ve gone, how many calories you’ve burned and even provides you with a map of your route. This is especially handy if you’re setting daily and weekly goals and works wonders for your motivation to go just a little bit further each and every time you head outside.
And, when synched with a Galaxy Gear or Gear Fit, the S Health experience becomes even more seamless. Not only do these sleek and stylish “wearables” allow you to access many of your Samsung Galaxy S5’s features such as emails, call logs and camera, but they also allow you to track your distance, speed, calories burned and heart rate, all with the ease of looking down at your wrist.