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Sprint to offer its own fitness-based version of the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Sprint to offer its own fitness-based version of the Samsung Galaxy S5
Sprint is teaming up with Samsung, Under Armour and MapMyFitness to offer a special edition of the Samsung Galaxy S5. The handset, which will launch on July 25th, will be known as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport. In addition to the usual features found on Samsung's flagship handset, the device will give users access to fitness tracking and educational information. Apps on the phone will teach users how to exercise and eat correctly so that they can take better care of themselves.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport, exclusive to Sprint
Besides the pre-loaded health related features that come on the phone, such as the heart rate monitor, Sprint has added what it calls Sprint Fit Live to the Galaxy S5, creating an exclusive version of the device. The features include 12 months of free MapMyFitness MVP. Produced by Under Armour, the app gives users customized audio coaching, fitness and training plans, and live tracking of your workouts. Physically, the phone will also feature rubber grips and physical front buttons.

As you know from watching Rocky, music can play a big part in getting you to move while working out. Thus, Sprint is offering Spotify Workout playlists with a free six month premium subscription to the music streamer, for Sprint Framily members. Other Sprint subscribers will get three free months of Spotify.  Additionally, those with the Galaxy S5 Sport will receive contextual content related to health and fitness. The carrier plans on offering Sprint Fit Live to all of its Android phones sold this year.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport is available from Sprint for $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $27.09 ($650.16 not including taxes). The handset is available in Electric Blue or Cherry Red. And continuing the sports themed offering from the nation's third largest carrier, those purchasing the phone will receive a $50 credit toward the purchase of the Samsung Gear Fit fitness band.

source: Sprint

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