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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

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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posted on 23 Jun 2014, 12:50 1

1. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)

Yay more Samsung Galaxy S5 versions, apparently gadget spam is in

posted on 23 Jun 2014, 13:16 2

2. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


posted on 23 Jun 2014, 13:20 2

3. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Seriously, has anybody anywhere actually purchased a special edition of a phone because it offered a free 1/2/3/6/12/24 month subscription to any sort of bulls$%t service, when there's countless of other apps/services that do the same for free?

posted on 23 Jun 2014, 23:50

11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

These sorts of offers are for the "fool some of the people, all of the time" crowd.

Most thinking people understand "free subscription" is "we'll datamine your ass until it's way beyond sore".

posted on 23 Jun 2014, 13:25 3

4. fjftokyo (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

What Sprint really needs to do is upgrade they're crappy network so people can actually use the service they pay for. Thank god I finally switched over to T-mobile this weekend I just couldn't take one more day with the pathetic service I was receiving from them. Sprint should go bankrupt already the line of pending civil law suits from pissed off customers is longer then the line at the DMV in the mornings.

posted on 23 Jun 2014, 14:47

6. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

Except the upgraded Sprint network works fine and has much greater coverage than TMO.

posted on 23 Jun 2014, 16:26 4

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

For voice, I'll agree with you. Theirs is better than T-Mobile's. Now when it comes to reliability and speed of data, T-Mobile blows them out of the water. And it's not in select markets since PC Mag proved they're the fastest along with Verizon.

posted on 23 Jun 2014, 14:33 1

5. skymitch89 (Posts: 1359; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Just a Sprint variant of the S5 Active.

posted on 23 Jun 2014, 15:32 1

8. TruPatriot (Posts: 110; Member since: 27 May 2013)

Finally someone recognized it. Surprised the story didn't mention it. Phonearena fail.

posted on 23 Jun 2014, 14:53

7. AlexYouOC (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

I got my M8 when it was released with Sprint back in the beginning of April, and it has been a nightmare ever since. Dropped calls everywhere, People calling me 50 times before my phone even rings once, phone showing I have 3G/4G service when in reality I have none, Texts coming through in spurts..... As soon as the G3 is released i'm going to T-Mobile because i've been patient with Sprint long enough.

They need to stop focusing on exclusives and improve their network asap because i've been a loyal Sprint customer for years and I can't deal with it anymore

posted on 23 Jun 2014, 16:53

10. true1984 (Posts: 830; Member since: 23 May 2012)

i heard about that. it was a bug that a lot of m8 users got after the update for the ultra power saving mode. the just released an up date that fixes it about 2 weeks ago

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