Samsung Galaxy S5 heart rate sensor demo
7. Johnnokia (Posts: 1054; Member since: 27 May 2012)
Epic fail feature with ultra crappy design
8. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)
I totally agree. Samsung is a feature troll that adds as much stuff into its phones without putting too much thought into the question whether this is really usefull and practically implemented. I assume most S5 users are young and healthy and do not need to worry about their heart rate. When do you want to use it? You can't use it while you are jogging or doing any exerise because you aren't allowed to move while it is scanning and you would need to take the phone out of your sport-case first and of course you need to put it back again. If you own a Samsung Galaxy Fit smartwatch (as Samsung would like you to), the heart rate feature in the S5 becomes obsolete. Why didn't Samsung just go with a cool flash for the camera?
9. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Dont be jealous... same samsungarena is called iphonearea by me... I think they are just covering the most famous brands....
4. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
Every smartphone with a flashlight can act as a cardiograph/heart rate monitor. Look up Cardiograph on the Play Store. *not a sponsor
6. sudhiir.reddy (Posts: 30; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
It's time for HTC to come up with the bang, and it has every chance to become no.1 phone in the industry seeing s5 and z2...
11. techaman (unregistered)
It's a pointless feature no one will really use it if you have a third party band or anything else it takes Heart rate monitor and other things that you need for workout stuff, you got to stop for 10 seconds to use it and no talking while doing it the fit gear does the heart rate why would the phone so it, it's a gimmick
12. chocowii (Posts: 432; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Now Google has my finger prints and heart rates. They had my face (front cam), my voice (eavesdropping thru mic), my penmanship (note taking), my wake-sleep pattern (S Life app) and many more. Every biometrics I have Samsung and Google can have it.
13. meloth1991 (Posts: 37; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
oh boy an heart rate sensor!! love it !! sammy plz bring an MRI scan or an x-ray machine in the next galaxy s6 :)
18. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
To you maybe, but not for others. It can be really handy to have. If you don't use it, then don't use it.
19. chocowii (Posts: 432; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Why buy when you can palpate the pulse in your wrist and count how many beats in one minute. Its free!
20. galanoth07 (Posts: 44; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
GS6 will have thermometer, stethoscope, etc.