Technology today allows us to better manage our health and wellbeing. At TELUS, they care about their customers’ commitment to health and think mobile technology can play a key role in helping you have a healthier lifestyle, whether you’re just getting started or looking for new ways to stay on the right path. One of those ways is with new gadgets like the Samsung GALAXY S5 and Gear Fit.
New software and hardware in the GALAXY S5 is designed to be your personal fitness tracker, leading you through your fitness routines daily and consistently. And, to complete the package, the new, wearable Gear Fit connects to the S5, providing real-time updates on your condition, walking distance, calories, speed, duration and more.
The GALAXY S5 is so feature-packed, TELUS offers Learning Centre sessions, where product specialists can teach you the ins and outs of each device in one of the best in-store experiences around – and they can even teach a thing or two to advanced users!
Similar to the iPhone 5S’ biometric fingerprint scanner, the S5 has its own integrated into the home button. The fingerprint scanner lets you unlock the phone and manage PayPal, Google Wallet and Isis mobile wallet securely.
Heart Rate Sensor
The camera flash got a whole lot more intuitive, as it doubles as a heart rate sensor. Launch the preloaded S Health 3.0 app, place your finger over the flash and the S Health app will let you track your heart rate.
If you thought the S4 had a good camera, the S5 has an even better one as the rear-facing camera got upgraded to 16 megapixels (up from 13 MP). The front-facing camera is still 2 MP and the autofocus on the rear dropped to 0.3 seconds. The video camera captures live action at 30 fps but at the sharper 4K format.
Water and Dust Resistant
While they can’t call it waterproof, the S5 can withstand 30 minutes underwater, three feet under the surface. So if you drop it in the sink or a puddle, have no fear!
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Did you ever think 10 per cent battery life could last you 24 hours? Samsung says the S5 can. By switching to Ultra Power Saving Mode, the software function limits the processor, deactivates the GPS and switches to grayscale.
To get your healthy and active lifestyle started or to keep you on the right track, TELUS is giving away a Samsung GALAXY S5 and Gear Fit (prize valued at $950) to one lucky Vancity Buzz reader. To enter, do the following:
1. Retweet the following on Twitter: (1 entry)
2. Leave a comment below telling us how you’d use the GALAXY S5 + Gear Fit in your life. (1 entry)
3. Follow us on Instagram – @VancityBuzz. (1 entry)
4. Regram the following photo on Instagram with the hashtag #GALAXYS5VCB. (1 entry)
5. Sign up for our weekly Buzz newsletter (1 entry)
6. Like this photo on our Facebook page (1 entry)
Contest ends Friday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m. One winner will be drawn at random.
Winner: Christopher D.
Feature Image: Christoph Schmidt