Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The new Samsung GALAXY S5 with LTE & Gear2 Review (Part 2)

Hope everyone is doing really well this June Holiday!

I'm back today for the part 2 review for the new Samsung GALAXY S5 with LTE & Gear 2! It has been about a month since I've received them and here are more functions that I'm really loving.

Samsung Gear 2

The Gear 2 is not your ordinary fitness tracker that only allows you to track your fitness goals. This gadget can do so much more. 


Being connected to my S5 via bluetooth, I am able to see what's happening on my phone without the need to take it out from my pocket. Notifications that I'll usually receive will be emails, text messages (SMS or Whatsapp) and even from Facebook and Instagram. 

Music player

With a 4GB memory space in this smart gadget, I have the exact same playlist on my phone and my gear 2. The gear 2 has a standalone music player with a built it speaker that allows me to play my favourite tracks with a decent volume. I can also connect my bluetooth headphones without the use of my phone.

#nofilter (It's a 2 Mega Pixel Camera but good for quick shots!) 
Another function that I really love playing with is the built in camera function. I feel like a private investigator whenever I use this function but I must say that it take pretty decent photos! Here are some of the photos that I took in the gym. 

There are many more functions in the Gear 2 and I'm sure that I will get to learn them all as I journey with this wonderful gadget.

Now with the Samsung GALAXY S5 with LTE, I'll like to take this opportunity to share with you some amazing apps that Samsung has created.

The Samsung Enhanced S Health App (Available for selected Samsung Smart Phones)

The Samsung Enhanced S Health App turns your device into a personal-health-management powerhouse. You can track health statistics and weight. You can also view and track environmental conditions, and even track your exercise regimen. All you need to do is to set up your profile to begin, and your BMI will be estimated and ideal daily calorie intake recommended. You can then work on achieving the recommended 10,000 steps daily with Pedometer, or choose from 4 types of workouts in Exercise mode and set fitness goals.

You can also activate the Coach application in S Health, which recommends improvements and challenges based on a simple assessment of your current lifestyle. On your journey towards a healthier lifestyle, you can complete fun activities by taking on missions and collecting achievement habits.

I didn’t know about the S Health App until I went for the product training and since then, I’ve been diligently keeping track of my meals.

GALAXY S5 LTE comes with a set of specially curated third party content and services via GALAXY Gifts (worth over US$500). Users 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).


Purchase GALAXY S5 LTE in 16GB with contract

- Trade in current smartphone or tablet and get an additional $50 overtrade from 14 June to 30 June 14.

- FREE 16GB micro SD card (worth $26) on a while stocks last basis

Purchase GALAXY S5 LTE in 32GB without contract and receive
- FREE Wireless Charging Kit (worth $108) on a while stocks last basis
- Battery Pack (worth $88) on a while stocks last basis
*For GALAXY S5 LTE in 32GB purchases without contract at Samsung Experience Stores, there will be additional free gifts -
Accessory Pack (HDTV Adapter and Extra Battery Kit) worth $126

S View Cover worth $78

So, after the Samsung GALAXY S5 with LTE & the Gear 2 for almost 1 month, here are my ratings:

Samsung GALAXY S5 with LTE

Design: 9/10
Performance: 9/10
Features: 9/10
Value: 9/10

Samsung Gear 2

Design: 8/10
Performance: 9/10
Features: 9/10
Value: 9/10

Thanks for reading and till the next post, take care & God bless!

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