Under Armour and Sprint partner with Samsung Galaxy 5
Under Armour is teaming up with Sprint and Samsung for the new fitness-focused Samsung smartphone.
The companies announced the Samsung Galaxy S5, a Spark-enabled smartphone for heath-conscious consumers. There's an integrated mobile health platform to access health info, map out workouts and make healthier eating choices.
The phone monitors heart rate before and after activity with a built-in heart-rate monitor. And Samsung's Activity Zone app is preloaded on the phone offering the ability to open active lifestyle features including a barometer, compass, flashlight and stopwatch from a single screen.
Meanwhile, athletic brand and retailer Under Armour will integrate the Map My Fitness app with the phone. Under Armour owns the app and is offering 12 months of free access to the premium version with all phone purchases. Starting July 25 for a limited time, Samsung is also offering $50 off Samsung Gear Fit to help achieve health and fitness goals by tracking steps and monitoring heart rate.
The device will serve as the launch pad for Sprint Fit Live, a complete mobile health and fitness package that promises to give users access to fitness applications and activities, relevant health information and integration capability with their Spotify playlists. Sprint Fit Live will also be available on all new Sprint Android-powered smartphones in 2014.
It's a package that combines the benefits of a hybrid smartphone and wearable.
-See this Samsung press release
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