As most fitness gurus know, keeping within your target heart rate range during workouts is the best way to optimize your exercise efforts and see your fitness level improve over time. When you monitor your heart rate each time you exercise, you can be sure you’re not underutilizing your workout by keeping your heart rate too low, but at the same time not overdoing it, which has its own risks.
At the forefront of this booming technology-and-fitness trend, Samsung has introduced the world’s first smartphone to feature a built-in Heart Rate Sensor – the Galaxy S 5 – in addition to offering users the chance to keep a personal fitness trainer with them wherever they go. It’s called S Health, and it comes available with the Galaxy S 5 as well as the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.
More about S Health
New and improved, S Health 3.0 provides personalized daily routines, along with real-time coaching and the option to set specific targets and goals. Measure your progress toward these targets by monitoring steps taken, rate of speed, or distance traveled. The S Health app will send you reminders if you miss a target. Designed to help you manage your overall health and well-being, Samsung S Health 3.0 lets you track your health statistics such as blood pressure, blood glucose levels and weight. View and monitor environmental conditions as well, in addition to your exercise regimen.
To check your heart rate, activate the monitor from the screen, and place your finger on the sensor. It’s super simple, allowing you to monitor your BPM any time, any place.
Do it all with the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo
With the Heart Rate Sensor, S Health features and pedometer, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo give real-time coaching to actively support and motivate you to achieve your fitness goals. They can keep track of your steps, calories burned and heart rate to help you reach your targets and continually work on improving your overall health.
The metal face gives the Gear 2 the look of a sleek, modern watch whereas the Gear 2 Neo is designed for greater durability and lighter wear. Both gadgets will keep you notified and connected day and night: make and receive calls and view all incoming notifications from your phone immediately including texts, emails and more.
You’ll never have trouble reading your messages whether in bright light or low light. The Super AMOLED screen casing of both the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo is constructed using a dual-injection molding process and tempered glass. The result is a smooth, durable and scratch-proof surface that looks great, feels nice to the touch and is easy to read on even the sunniest of days.
Set up a soundtrack for your workouts by accessing your music library using the built-in Standalone Music Player with 4 GB of space and 300 mAh battery. Wear it in the nicest weather or in the rain – it’s designed for 24/7 use with dust and water resistant protection (IP67).
Want to secure proof of your awesome workout? Snap a post-run selfie with the built-in camera on the Gear 2 or nab some video of the sunrise while out on your morning walk.
With the Gear 2, you’ll never miss a special moment. Capture and record it all with the FHD stillshot and 720p video recording.
When you’re all done working out, kick back and relax with your favorite TV shows. Give your legs a rest and skip hunting for the remote – change the channel right from your wrist using your Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo. They use an IR Blaster to communicate with the televisions using WatchON, a service that allows you to view you TV or set-top box programming information and choose programs directly from your mobile device.
Get physical with Gear Fit
Featuring a curved 1.84 inch sAMOLED touchscreen display and hypoallergenic band, Samsung’s Gear Fit will quickly become your go-to fitness device. Super light and durable, it’s comfortable to be worn during even the most strenuous of activities. It has the built-in Heart Rate sensor, pedometer, sleep monitor and S Health applications, as well as an Always-on activity tracking system. That means it will follow all of your movements 24/7. When synced with your Galaxy S 5, this information can be analyzed to help you understand your achievements as far as reaching targets and where you might be lacking.
No matter what your fitness needs, Samsung has you covered with the latest and greatest in fitness tracking technology