If you know the hubs and I, you know our phones are with us ALWAYS! We both stay connected with our phones whether it’s family life, personal, and business. When it comes to our phones we both really look for life improving features. Features that will make life easier, more enjoyable, and in the end help!
This is why when the Samsung Galaxy S5 arrived to our home after Walmart asked us if we’d like to review the new phone plus the gear fit, I knew this would be fun!
The hubs and I really loved the Samsung Note3 so we could only imagine how great the Samsung Galaxy S5 would be. The Galaxy S5 has an amazing screen and though smaller than the Note3 I really like the size. It also is dust and water resistant something the Note3 isn’t.
We took on the phones and gear and went on with daily life But soon realized how great a lot of the features really were.
These are the 5 features we loved the most that made life a little better for our family!
Samsung Galaxy S5
•S-Health- It’s exactly what you are thinking only so much more amazing! A built in pedometer, heart-rate sensor on the phone located on the back, nutrition calorie log, exercise log all which syncs with the Gear Fit if you have it but it’s not a must!
•Emergency mode– Incase the lights go out or you’re in a scary emergency! This feature has a flashlight, emergency alarm (Yes the sound is scary and loud), Share my location (when you are lost or in need) receive emergency alerts and make phone calls. Also pressing power button 3xs sends out an automatic alert to your designated Emergency contacts when set up. The alert comes with a text saying I need help, a map of the location and a short audio recording.
•Finger scanner- Something I personally love is the Security and fast access with my fingerprint. The scanner can save up to 3 finger prints. The print also allows quick access with certain apps like paypal.
•Camera + features- The camera is by far one of the best we’ve used. I use my camera phone for a lot of things including the blog and social media so it’s important they are great shots. The camera features different features to take the best photo but it also gives you this choice automatically to remind you there is always a better photo! The camera also features fast auto focus and selective focus, face detection, and other great editing features. The Video is done in HDR. The rear camera is 16mp while the Front is 2.0mp with a wide angle!
•Ultra power saving mode- If you are like me your phone battery is low often. Luckily the S5 also features an ultra power saving mode that extends battery life and keeps the phone on a simple screen with minimal settings available. This is amazing!
Samsung Gear Fit
•Custom screen and bands- You can customize the screen with your own theme making this Gear Fit personalized just for you by you! Also you can change the bands to one of six different colors.
•Sleep pattern– Recording the percentage of time I am active during my sleep was great The hubs and I took turns and it turns out he sleeps so much more than I do.
•Heart-rate log– The Gear Fit also has the capability to read your heartrate making this great for when you are actively working out or out for a run!
•Viewable notification- Text messages, apps, and emails are sent just like they would pop up on your phone for you to be notified. I love that my phone can stay in my purse or back pocket and i can see the notifications on my wrist.
•wearable to sleep and for adventures- The Gear Fit is so comfortable From wearing it to sleep to wearing it on the go. It’s also water and dust resistant too!
While you don’t need the Gear Fit to get the maximum out of your Galaxy s5 It does make life more enjoyable and it definitely improves ours!
For more information and to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit visit your local Walmart or Walmart.com.
Galaxy S5 starts at $168 with a 2yr agreements Verizon or AT&T (in stores only).
Gear Fit retails at $199 online