August 28, 2014

Sprint calls dibs on Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

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Sprint on Monday announced the exclusive availability of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport. Internal specifications from the flagship models remain unchanged however the outside of the device gets a sporty punchup that includes rubber grips and physical buttons. Indeed, this one is also water and dust resistant. But, it’s not about the hardware, here, as the device is more of a kick-off for some of Sprint’s fitness-related services.

Included apps and services:

  • Activity Zone: Pre-loaded app offering a barometer, compass, flashlight and stopwatch from a single screen
  • S Health: An integrated mobile health platform to access health info, map out workouts and make healthier eating choices
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Track your rate before and after your workout
  • Sprint Fit Live: Pre-loaded app providing access to fitness applications and activities in addition to delivering relevant health information

Sprint Fit Live is a mobile health and fitness package that offers users instant access to their favorite fitness applications and activities,and more. Going forward, Sprint Fit Live will be available on all new Sprint Android-powered smartphones.

Key features of Sprint Fit Live :

  • Track, monitor, and share workout activity with 12 months of free MapMyFitness MVP, which includes premium content such as customized audio coaching, training plans, live tracking and more. MapMyFitness is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Under Armour, a leading performance and innovation brand.
  • Access Spotify Workout playlists with free Spotify premium for six months for customers who are on Sprint Framily plans or three months for other Sprint customers.
  • Live the Healthy Lifestyle by receiving updated smart, contextual health and fitness content.
  • Customize the look and feel of fitness tracking, education, music and healthy living content displayed on the wallpaper or full screen experience.

Shipping on July 25, the Galaxy S5 Sport will retail for $650 or $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $27.09 each. Color options include Cherry Red and Electric Blue. For a limited time, customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport will get $50 off Samsung Gear Fit.

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