Samsung Galaxy S5 could be designated as "medical equipment" in Korea

South Korean authorities are reviewing the Galaxy S5 to see if its Heart Rate Sensor is enough to make the smartphone "medical equipment"...
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117 Comments

56. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol Xperia worships Sony and LG like there's no tomorrow and has the nerve to play the "techie" card. Who is he trying to fool - The kids over by the sandbox?

59. maherk

Posts: 6884; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He is desperate for those green numbers next to his comments. He tries so damn hard for him, and he should be awarded for his hard work!

68. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Guess what? Green thumbs have no meaning outside his website. The bandwagon is a funny group of people haha. "I just got three green thumbs today on a comment about Smurf!" Okay... Do you want a cookie?

77. Ashoaib

Posts: 3288; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

May be this is what he like, the green thumbs... otherwise he wont bother to express himself in everyway... same goes to smurf.... and I feel smurf is a troll too who is so touchy n sensitive....

79. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I only learned from the best - XperiaDROID. :')

97. Cicero

Posts: 1133; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

So how DO YOU LOOK? I'm asking about your "exterior" not in "clothing case". Are you like S5 or Xperia? Or maybe Huawei?

101. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol this was a weird comment on so many levels....

103. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm none of them, I'm just a normal tech lover like the others here.

105. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sony recruiter* Yeah, like many on this site. You're totally correct.

83. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Still trolling? You don't give up, do you? I have been noticing you. You troll every other manufacturer's article. The most retarded person I have seen lately.

87. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Trolls all articles except Sony's me LG's. Thank god I'm not the only one that noticed.

40. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

This is not joke.

88. Just.Saying

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

You do know that samsung makes medical equipment too right ????

90. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I love how your username can perfectly be added to the end of your sentence.

2. iqjumpuw

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I just don't get it. Who would need a heart rate sensor on their phone? Am I just behind in trend? It just sounds like a huge gimmick. I'm sure it wasn't cheap to add the sensor on the phone either.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It would be of use to those who are athletic and like to keep track of their health, but OIS could have made the cut.

9. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

If I was that much into fitness, I'd buy the SS Gear Fit instead of grabbing for a phone every time. And btw, I think the Fit is a really cool device. Looks great and has great features, thinking about picking one up.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But you'd have to buy it as a separate device. It all depends on the person and what they do. If its useful to you, then use it.

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung is under pressure to include the latest tech first mostly thanks to the competition. The key word is critical mass and S5 will bring med tech to the masses.

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

All OEMs are under pressure to include the latest tech.. Apple - Touch ID HTC - BoomSound LG - KnockOn / Rear keys Sony - IP58 certified phones Nokia - OIS

42. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Samsung - Ugly Design lolololol..... haha

46. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yet the ugly design has haters like you talking about the S5 non stop. ;)

95. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Really? I thought you got hurt and needed a band aid also known as S5 :P

44. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

you mean Nokia - Windows Potato

51. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Booooooo... Take some notes from Nokia's marketing team.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No one needs a heart rate sensor on their phone, this is just made for doctors and nurses. This is more like a medical smartphone than a normal smartphone, band-aid back design and a heart rate sensor, I guess that pretty explains it all.

15. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Your opinion is protected under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights but it does not explain E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G so yeah...:)

39. galanoth07

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Doctors and nurses would rather have an electronic blood pressure device that checks heart rate and blood pressure than buying a device with higher price

73. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

I think you guys are looking at this all wrong, this is a portable heart rate sensor that you can carry anywhere because it's in your phone and it's not designed for commercial use just personal. Also a lot of people care about their health and would rather get this than buy another stand alone device. I'm just saying

75. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

In a world where diabetes is rapidly increasing in numbers each year, it makes sense. +1
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