Samsung Galaxy S5 heart rate sensor demo
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 24, 2014, 9:53 PM
We found the heart rate monitor to do its job fine most of the times, quickly taking our pulse, though it was sometimes finicky and seems a bit cumbersome to use on a regular basis. Not that it's that hard to just press your finger against the area next to the LED flash, but taking out your phone while running, or when in a crowded place to do this seems more of a stretch than doing it with a wrist wearable like the Gear 2, for instance.
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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posted on Feb 24, 2014, 9:55 PM 12
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Epic fail feature with ultra crappy design
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 11:12 PM 7
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?
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 11:47 PM 1
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Every smartphone with a flashlight can act as a cardiograph/heart rate monitor. Look up Cardiograph on the Play Store. *not a sponsor
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 11:08 PM 4
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
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 1:00 AM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 1:44 AM 1
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posted on Feb 25, 2014, 3:17 AM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 2:44 AM 0
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