Samsung launches latest Galaxy smartphone and wearables in Singapore

Samsung launches latest Galaxy smartphone and wearables in Singapore
The Samsung Gear Fit, Galaxy S5 smartphone, and Gear 2.

SINGAPORE - Samsung yesterday announced the launch of its latest flagship model and its latest wearable devices - the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit - in Singapore.

The Galaxy S5 LTE features an advanced camera, fast network connectivity, enhanced device protection as well as fitness tools, said Samsung. This makes it compatible with the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, which are geared toward fitness buffs.

The new devices are designed to help consumers who want to lead active lifestyles "without sacrificing their personal style or their ability to stay connected on the go", said Ms Irene Ang, Vice President of Marketing at Samsung Asia Pte Ltd.

The S5 has a built-in heart-rate sensor - a first for a smartphone - and a pedometer for measuring footsteps, as well as the S Health 3.0 app which can help users manage their exercise routines.

Users can sync their Gear Fit watches to the S Health app, and monitor their exercise records on their Samsung smartphones, said Samsung.

For instance, you can measure your heart rate on the Gear Fit's built-in heart-rate sensor, and the reading can be transferred to your Samsung smartphone.

The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are compatible via Bluetooth with a variety of Samsung Galaxy devices, including the Note 2, Note 3, S3, S4 and S4 Zoom, said Samsung.

Once connected, users can receive incoming calls, text messages and e-mail notifications on the Gear 2 and Gear Fit.

In addition, the S5 has qualified protection from water and dust (IP67), so you don't have to worry about dust or rain while you work out.

Also, by enabling the S5's ultra power saving mode, your remaining 10 per cent battery life can last up to 30 hours. When the feature is enabled, apps such as phone and SMSes will still be available, while all unnecessary features will be shut down to minimise battery consumption.

Visit the following URLs to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S5 via local operators:

M1: http://www.m1.com.sg/galaxys5

SingTel: http://www.singtel.com/galaxys5

StarHub: http://www.starhub.com/galaxys5

You can also visit Samsung Experience Stores to pre-order the S5 (without contract) by placing a $50 deposit per device.

ngkaren@sph.com.sg

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