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The Galaxy S5 won't get medical device certification, technically "still a medical device"

The Galaxy S5 won't get medical device certification, technically

After completing a review of the Galaxy S5, South Korea's health agency officially proclaimed that the Galaxy S5, which features a heart rate sensor, doesn't fall into the “medical equipment” category. This is actually a good thing for consumers, because it means that the SGS 5 won't risk missing its release date due to the thorough testing that medical devices go through. However, some recent rumours claim that Samsung might be having a different headache with supplying components on time.

The South Korean agency stated that the Galaxy S5 is, technically, still a medical device, but it doesn't fall into the category under current law. Thus, the ministry plans revisit the law as to differentiate between heart rate sensors made specifically for medical usage, and those made for sport and other leisure activities.

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source: G for Games

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posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:01 10

1. Jazbec (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

No matter how I look at it ... after 3 years of use my S2 still looks better :( damn Sammy :(

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:15 8

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

And? U buying a phone or a jewel? It's comfortable to hold, has a great large screen, fluid performance, excellent connectivity, all-around versatility, longevity and a great new snapper.

OMG look at my beautiful metal phone! 3 days later... damn my 16 gigs are full, I wish I could replace the battery, if only this phone had multi-view etc. There's a reason sensible ppl. buy Sammy over some better looking rivals. I think you too should try it out before judging it.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:58 11

7. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

There is a reason more people buy non removable battery phones than removable, iphones, htc, LG, nexus, and many more. A typical user will be more than fine with a days battery life. ALSO why would I EVER spend so much money on a phone that looks and feels cheap when with same money I can buy an iphone, HTC, and few more that look and feel for the price I payed. Some people have logic, some dont have taste, some are just plain she-eps of gimmicks and unnecessary features. Would you ever buy a really expensive car that looks like a cheap toyota? I dont think so.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:47 4

12. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

Your logic on removable batteries is dumb since Samsung with removable batteries outsells iphones, htc, lg, and moto world wide.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:17

13. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)

a phone is a tool, NOT a car, u fool. cars, like women, are BEAUTIFUL. phones that arent tools are TOYS. if i wana play games, i can buy PS3 or 4 lol. on the go? well if u got time for that, mabey u should be hiting up a hot chick instead of being a nerd.are u married? well....... CALL UR WIFE!!!! lol grow up. ur u a real man, u use tools not toys that "look" nice. jeezzeeee

o yea if u paid that much for a phone that doesnt do anything but call n "look" nice thats gona depreciate like crazy, ur impatient, and/or a fool

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 19:27

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 24454; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Well MC good post. +1

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:19 3

8. Finalflash (Posts: 3492; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

If he doesn't want to buy it for looks so be it, let him not buy it. Some people consider that a point and reason for purchase and it is legitimate, or all phones would look like they did 50 years ago.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 13:44

14. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

i have never used my multiview not worth it can only use a few preset apps, ow my upcoming new metal phone has sd card now for my movies and music i love if only my sammy had a good speaker so i could hear it, and since i am smart i can change a battery in a metal phone because i have a brain but since it rarely crash's like my sammy i dont need to pull the battery.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 06:16

19. Jazbec (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

I like the expandable thing, I like the changeable battery thing (though the second one is not a must any more) BUT, my phone's got to look right to me. S2 looks good, and had stellar specs at the time I bought it. It was a piece of harware the world has not seen before. Oh, and did I mention it was a beauty at the time - TO ME. And that's what it is. A personal opinion. To me, the phone looks are almost as important as camera/cpu/storage specs. They need to meet somewhere in between to make me want to buy it. And now that there is such a vast range of comparable products with comparable specs and comparable prices BUT better looks ... It's a shame really, because I like Sammy, but not the looks :/

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:24 4

5. neops (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)

And you can even use your SII's camera and flash with a free app to monitor your heart rate.
Who will do sports and bring out a big divice like S5 to do it?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:01 15

2. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)

Band-Aid = Medical device. nokeilplzty ^_^v

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:21 6

4. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

And the 26 pics along with the article to prove that? Wtf!!

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:28 3

6. Aploine (Posts: 437; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)

That phonearena can advertize good

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:31 1

9. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

Or people could get a quick look at the other colour variants conveniently without searching for them :O

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:34 4

10. HTCOE (Posts: 635; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

i'm still trying to figure out why they have so many photos of the phone for this article?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:08 2

11. newbey123 (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

Of course its a medical device, a band aid has always been a very cheap medical fix, much like the sammy.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 16:26 1

15. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

Keep crying..

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 19:25

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 24454; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Good one lol

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 19:25

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 24454; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Since when is a bandaid considered a medical device. Seriously it's a phone, not a stethoscope

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