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 GalaxyS5, South Korea's health agency officially proclaimed that the GalaxyS5, which features a heart rate sensor, doesn't fall into the“medical equipment” category. This is actually a good thing forconsumers, because it means that the SGS 5 won't risk missing itsrelease date due to the thorough testing that medical devices gothrough. However, some recent rumours claim that Samsung might behaving a different headache with supplying components on time.

The South Korean agency stated that theGalaxy S5 is, technically, still a medical device, but it doesn'tfall into the category under current law. Thus, the ministry plansrevisit the law as to differentiate between heart rate sensors madespecifically for medical usage, and those made for sport and otherleisure activities.

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1. Jazbec

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

12. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

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

13. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 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

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31368; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well MC good post. +1

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

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. yeahhhhaaaaa

19. Jazbec

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 24, 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 :/

5. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

@Jazbec 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?

2. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

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

4. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

6. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

That phonearena can advertize good

9. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

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


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

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

11. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

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

15. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Keep crying..

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31368; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good one lol

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31368; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

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