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Samsung Galaxy S 5 has a Revamped S Health App for your Heart Rate; Data Available for Developers

After all the rumours and hype, Samsung announced the release of its flagship phone, Galaxy S5 on Monday at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona. Samsung Galaxy S 5 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.

Our interest is in the Samsung S Health App.

Galaxy S5 has a revamped S Health app and new heart-rate sensor located on its back. The new S Health app is able to sync with Samsung’s Gear line of wearables, which includes the Gear Fit fitness band. Users have a guided coaching and feedback while they work out.

One unique feature is the heart rate monitor which is located just below the camera. It is able to read your fingertip to grab your pulse in about five to ten seconds reports say.

Samsung is expected to provide an SDK, later this year, to enable developers tap into the data offered by the service.

Unlike Galaxy S4, The GS5 has 5.1 inches display; a tiny difference of 0.1 inch. The Galaxy S5 measures 142mm by 72.5mm by 8.1mm — or 5.59 inches tall by 2.85 inches wide by 0.32-inch deep — and weighs 145 grams, or 5.1 ounces. It’s taller and heavier than the Galaxy S4 as a result of its extra hardware.

Galaxy S5 is waterproof and dust-proof. Just push it to about 3 feet down water for 30 minutes and you would still not have to worry.

Worried about the mode your camera is shooting? The camera has been upgraded to a 16-megapixel sensor with 4K video capabilities, and it now supports real-time HDR processing for better photos in mixed lighting; making it possible to apply Samsung’s unique camera effects after taking a picture.

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