How to use your Gear 2 and the new Samsung S5 Applications to help achieve your Fitness Goal!

Samsung S5 Camera

The Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE comes with a built-in application – the Enhanced S Health app, which helps to bring all your fitness data together in a personal fitness tracker. It is able to sync with a few other applications to help you stay on your fitness track! This includes Lark, RunKeeper and MapMyFitness… all of which function as personalised trainer apps. S Health which helps to bring all your fitness data together. It is able to sync with a few other application to help you stay on your fitness track!

S health, Samsung S health
S health

Exercise function, must say that the GALAXY S5 LTE and Gear 2 will be your best running companions ever! First of all, both the GALAXY S5 LTE and Gear 2 are water and dust resistant with IP67 rating so you don’t have to worry about sweat or drizzle when you are on the go! It can track the heart rate, the distance covered, running routes you take, how fast you go and most importantly, you can set your personal goals and the Enhanced S Health app will constantly remind you to keep up with your chosen pace.

checking messages with gear 2
checking messages with gear 2

There’s also the Pedometer, which can keep track of how many steps you take in a day! For me I set a goal to hit 10,000 steps everyday! So if I am not able to hit it, I will go for a quick walk around. This really helps a lot, especially for people who are always driving or always in the office. You can add a good 10-20min daily workout to hit the target number of steps and release some stress! Sleep tracking is another very important function to me – because not only do we need to sleep for 8 hours a day, we need quality sleep during those 8 hours as well. Sleeping from 12am to 8am is 8 hours of rest; however, if you are constantly moving during 50% of the time, your body is not fully at rest! In extreme cases, I would even suggest getting some sleep aid like ZMA supplements or have some hot chocolate before bed to improve your sleep. So far, I do not have any sleeping problems. In fact, I’m motionless 80% of the time. The only problem is that I am not getting enough sleep every day, so to improve my sleep I will try to sleep earlier!!

S health Sleep tracker
S health Sleep tracker

The Samsung Gear 2 comes with a 4GB internal memory for you to store your favorite music, for those times when you forget to bring your phone out! It is also able to sync wirelessly via Bluetooth to your headset to give you music on the go! There are a few more functions available in your Samsung Gear 2, such as the 2MP camera and voice memo. These can be really useful when you need to record something spontaneously. Other than the health functions mentioned, the Samsung Gear 2 can also be used as a remote control for your television and set-top box, via the WatchON Remote app. With just a few simple steps, you will be able to have full control! *If you are at the coffee shop and you don’t like what is playing you can change it!! * (don’t get caught)

Gear 2 Remote
Gear 2 Remote

Because user connectivity is important, Samsung has given users the freedom to stay constantly connected and in touch, by allowing you to do most of your important tasks on the Samsung Gear 2! You can call someone by dialing through the Gear 2, receive your latest email/text messages and you are able to check your calendar schedule on the go! After these 4 weeks with Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE and Gear 2, I’m definitely more aware of how advanced technology is now! At the touch of a finger, it is actually possible to do so much. Your training can all be tracked now to more accurately gauge your performance, and the apps available can even guide you along on how you can improve your life! Although it will take a little time to get used to keying in data at the start, it is definitely worth the initial bit of trouble. For those of you looking to transfer all your contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, calendar and more to a new Samsung GALAXY device, all you have to use is the Samsung Smart Switch, which lets you do so in just a few easy steps! You can find more information about the Smart Switch at this microsite, where you can also download the desktop program. Just Some additional perks of being a Samsung User! GALAXY Gifts GALAXY S5 LTE comes with a set of specially curated third party content and services via GALAXY Gifts(worth over S$600). GALAXY Gifts will provide a single entry into content and services, which Samsung has made accessible to users so that they can browse through a variety of content, download them and use in their daily lives to motivate them towards achieving their fitness goals. Some of these third party content and services include the following:

  • Lark – Your Personal Wellness Assistant, which provides easy personalised recommendations on how to be fitter and healthier. GALAXY S5 LTE users receive free 12-month premium Lark services (worth S$45).
  • RunKeeper – Turn your GALAXY S5 LTE into a personal trainer in your pocket. Track your fitness activities, measure your performance over time and share achievements with friends. GALAXY S5 LTE users receive free 12-month membership (worth S$25) for RunKeeper Lite.
  • Skimble – Workout Trainer provides thousands of multimedia workouts led by expert coaches. Workouts come equipped with dynamic move-by-move videos, photos and text instructions. GALAXY S5 LTE users can enjoy a free 6-month Pro+ premium membership experience (worth S$52).
  • MapMyFitness – Built to help runners, joggers and walkers of all ability levels and ages. Easily track pace, distance, calories and time with audio alerts and much more. Track running, cycling, and over 600 types of other activities. GALAXY S5 LTE users receive free 6-month ad-free MVP access (worth S$45).

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