In January of this year I committed to Getting Healthy & Fit and tryly change my lifestyle to a healthy, active one and I’m now truly into the groove. Last month I talked about how Going to the Gym When You’re Out of Shape is SCARY and encourage everyone to overcome that hesitation and just do it.
This month I want to update you all, as my new Paleo eating lifestyle is a month old and my exercise has continued. It’s been a bit of a learning curve, I’ve had to learn what foods are processed and where sugars and “bad” fats are hidden. Essentially I’ve been eating whole foods, tons of veggies, proteins and fruits. Paleo isn’t for everyone but man oh man it’s working for me.
I have more energy, less migraines, less bloating and an over-all feeling of doing good for my body. I’ve also lost 19 pounds which tells me I’m doing something right.
I also upped my game at the gym, I’ve been attending my favourite class which combines Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi as usual but added in some cardio and weights each visit.
Telus sent me the Samsung Galaxy 5 and a Gear Fit to help me track my progress and I am super excited at my experience with it over the past 3 weeks.
The GALAXY S5 and Gear Fit help support healthier lifestyles
- The GALAXY S5, with its enhanced S Health software and hardware, including a built-in heart rate sensor, is designed to be your personal fitness tracker, leading you through your fitness routines daily and consistently.
- Set your goals and achieve them with the help of GALAXY S5’s pedometer and S Health’s constant tracking of your condition, walking distance, calories, speed, duration, and more.
- To complete the package, the new, wearable Gear Fit connects to your GALAXY S5, providing real-time updates on your condition, walking distance, calories, speed, duration and more.
For the first time I am seriously considering giving up my iPhone for an android. The apps I use regularly are user-friendly, the camera is FAR superior and the Samsung Galaxy S5 feels great in my hand. I plan on using it for the next month before truly making a decision but this is the closest I’ve come with any of the phones I’ve ever reviewed.
I could talk for ages about the Galaxy S5 itself but today I want to focus on the Gear Fit because it has impressed me and helped me tremendously with my goals so I’ll be brief with my 1st impressions.
Highlights of the Samsung Galaxy S5
Kick Ass Camera – This is the most amazing camera I’ve experienced on a phone. It features a 16MP camera which has the “World’s Fastest” Auto Focus at 0.3 seconds, HDR and more options than I can type.
High Speed Data – There’s no waiting for apps with this puppy, it features an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed, Download Booster, which bonds Wi-Fi and TELUS’ 4G LTE Network simultaneously…which means it’s FAST.
Protection – The S5 has a dust and water resistant body which protects from short term immersion in water in dust. It also has Ultra-power Saving Mode which gives users up to 24 hours of battery life on only 10% of a charge….meaning that I won’t kill my battery unintentionally.
Read more about the Samsung Galaxy S5 HERE.
Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit Features
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is enhanced with S Health Software is a pedometer, heart rate monitor, food tracker and exercise log all in one.
Gear Fit allows you to track your exercise and progress right on your arm. Simply choose the type of exercise you’re participating in and your goal and get moving. The only downside to this is that Yoga isn’t included but I used the pedometer for those classes.
Until today I’ve been using a food tracker which was located on my desktop, with the Gear Fit I can track my intake vs calories burned right from the phone! I hadn’t finished filling in my foods for yesterday so don’t worry about the low calories friends.
The pedometer tracks your steps through the day, allowing you to make a goal and watch it as your day goes on with a simple glance at your wrist. The app even awards you ribbons as you achieve your goals!
Both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Gear Fit have built in heart rate monitors, for those of us intent on calorie burning this is essential during workouts.
Summary: Samsung Gear fit is perfect for my needs, it helps me track my overall progress and keeps an ongoing record so I can compare days and how far I’ve come.
It’s attractive and light on my arm, I wear it everywhere and don’t feel like it’s an obvious fitness device as it looks more like a high-tech watch. The Gear Fit offers instant notifications of emails, SMS, incoming calls, & 3rd party apps to keep you connected.It is also kitted out with 4G of space to upload your music, just connect wireless headphones and you’re all set.
Read more about the Samsung Gear Fit HERE.
WIN a Samsung Galaxy S5 & Gear Fit from Telus
I am very excited to have 1 prize of a Samsung Galaxy S5 & a Gear Fit (combined worth over $949) to giveaway to one lucky Canadian reader. Thank you to Telus for providing this, I know my readers will be jazzed!
Entry is simple, just fill in the form below. All entries will be verified, this contest ends on June 17th, 2014. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.
Disclosure: I was provided these devices by Telus in order to complete my review.
Andrea B. says
I have gained so much weight lately with stress eating and eating out of boredom. I would like to win this to help me get motivated to exercise again. Mostly with biking and walking.
Amy Heffernan says
I love 70lbs back in 2012. Struggling now and have gained back about 30. I need to get back on track this summer and start eating right again. This would be great to help me and I am yet to join the world of cell phones.
Would love to use this to track exercise and food. Trying very hard to get back in the swing of things!
emma walpole says
I love these gadgets, great way to monitor what you eat and what you burn daily! Great for losing those last 10 lbs of baby weight!
Fiona MacLennan says
Awesome…fingers crossed, and continue reading of Paleo (and/or things like it) will be a fit for me…..Thanks SoberJulie.com for helping us all live a better life for ourselves…..
I desperately need to lose weight and I think the exercise/nutrition tracker as well as the pedometer would help me with my fitness/health goals.
Oh – now this would be fun to use! Trying to be more active, this would come in handy for tracking!
i could use this as cuz of medical issues, it can help me lose weight and keep track of being more healthy
Michael Hurst says
I’d love to win this it would help me keep track of the amount of activity I do so I know how healthy I am! I walk a lot :-) so it would be handy in that way to track fitness, now ask to phone well gotta love it! Here’s hoping! Thanks for the chance to win with you! :-)
Letitia Elliott says
This would be awesome to help me in my weight loss!
to loss 30 pounds of weight and get more fit
Matthew Tully says
I’m just starting to get back into running and training again after some personal health issues. Slowly but surely, this would be the ultimate in keeping track!
What a great device! I really need to lose weight thanks to three kids and celiac disease!
I’m hoping to get more active and lose a few pounds. With the Gear Fit, I could easily keep track of my food intake, heart rate and exercise progress – making it easier to reach my goals.
Improve my run time.
Pearl Saban says
What a terrific device. I’d be the envy of all those exercising around me. It would provide a terrific incentive for all-round good health.
Cheryl P says
I have put on weight and need to lose it. I am a single mom and have to get in better shape to ensure I am here for a long time for my daughter.
Jenn Johnston says
My boyfriend & I have committed to being healthier, eating better & exercising together even if its just a walk!
Michelle Corning says
Wow, I live in the middle of almost nowhere. It is so hard to exercise and watch what I eat. I struggle so much. This would be so amazing!
This would be so awesome.. I definitely need to work on getting healthy and this would help keep me on track
Jenny Major says
To keep in shape!
To stay in shape!
eva phillip says
would sooo love that for my daughter who has been working out like crazy to become fit and healthier.. thanks Julie :)
Joseph O'Rourke says
Would love to be able to use this to assist me in getting back to health and becoming for again.
Tierra G says
This is a great device to monitor daily intake versus calories burned.
Jen Conlin says
I would cherish this as a way to keep on track with my fitness resolution. Have taken up Yoga, Zumba, Swimming and biking as a way to slow down the aging process and take back control of my overall Health & Fitness. Thanks for the chance.
JOdi Shaw says
I would love the S5 to help as the active fit center built into the phone can help track my steps, goals, weightloss apps are great, and the fit gear also keeps you on target. I’m crossing my fingers I will win!
Mikaela Alexander says
Lynda Cook says
For one thing I love Samsung I’ve never had a problem with any of their phones or other products, and the gear fit would sure help me with my food journal and walking steps, I’m sure with the gear fit and the visits to my doctors the two of them would be able to keep me on track, I like the gear fit because you are wearing it, so there is no excuse, unlike a journal that in my case works for a couple of days then gets thrown in a corner and forgotten about. Thanks for the wonderful review and thanks Julie for such a great giveaway and Telus for sponsoring such a great product!!!!
Carol M (Lushka S) says
Would like to lose some of the weight I gained over the long cold winter. This would help me get started an keep motivated.
Adriana F says
I am currently pregnant with my fourth and have never had an “active” pregnancy but I am determined to this time around. This would be absolutely amazing to have to help me along the way.
Myra Ploom says
I have lost most of my weight walking and this would aid in keeping track of miles and calories
Mark V says
Id like to get my abs back so this would help to keep track of burned calories
Julie F says
This would help me keep track of my daily hikes and exercise and also keep an eye on what I eat, plus I love gadgets :)
I’d really love to lose a few pounds.
Cathy C says
I am trying to get myself organized to include regular physical exercise into my life. I am out of shape and my sleep is not good. I am hoping to make some strides this year into taking better care of myself diet, exercise, sleep, since I think they are all connected to overall good health and longivity.
I would love to walk every day, and increase my distance and time!
Vanessa Froese says
I hope to get back in shape. The smart phone application hopefully will be like a mentor and keep track of me
angela m says
I would love to win this to help with eating healthier and being more active
What a wonderful giveaway Julie…your blog has been a get motivation to alot of people and your journey has been far indeed….thanks for sharing with all of us and look forward to many more….Good Luck everyone :)
Chandra Christine O'Connor says
My goal is exercise daily except on Sundays I’m eating healthy and trying to lose weight . I do DVDs, walking and spontaneous dancing when the mood hits me!
I am in the process of trying to quit smoking and would love this to track my road back to a healthy lifestyle
Shelley N says
I am trying to increase my fitness level by walking plus I am starting to golf again this spring so this would be handy to track that. My husband would probably “borrow” it when he runs!
DARLENE W says
motivation is my big problem. keeping track of the details is as well. I hope to get out there walking soon. the galaxy phone would do the tracking job. this evening I will start towalk
Fiona James says
I won’t call myself plus size, however I’m not skinny either. I have an obsession with chocolate, so I prioritize myself to exercise, go for walks in the morning, and eating healthy lunches for at least 4 times a week; to balance out my chocolate intake. These two devices could really help me because they will allow me to take control over my craving for chocolate and provide me with proof of my progression. Exercise is really not my thing however eating healthy and a balance diet could help me achieve my goals; to lose 60 lbs and eat healthy. I would really appreciate these devices if won.
I would like to loose weight. This would be a great help in tracking my exercise.
this would be amazing for my 10 km to 1/2 marathon goal
I’d love to win this to help me get started on my weight loss goals. My brothers wedding is coming up in October and I’d really like to lose some weight before then. Being able to track my steps and calories, along with everything else, would be amazing!! Plus.. Samsung is the best!
Terri B says
I would love to lose 20 lbs and this would surely help keep me on track.
My husband has MS and tries to keep as fit as he can. This would be terrific for him.
Deb Scott says
I have decided to get healthy again. I have been using apps to track fitness progress but this would be frickin amazing!!
Juliee Fitze says
I’m working towards 10,000 steps per day and this would help.
Michelle L says
I wanna be more active , like min. 1000 steps a day and get moving.
aneta alaei says
I want to lose the last 15 lbs to get back to my before 3 babies and college weight….so that I can be at a healthier weight to have our 4th and final baby.
Sarah Morris says
I’ve lost 60 pounds so far, and still have a little ways to go until my goal, this would definitely help
I am just coming back from a chronic illness that had me on steroids for 2+ years. I am officially off the steroids nowand looking to lose the extra steroid weight!! This would help me a lot to keep track of what I am doing!!
I have recently losted 25 pounds with another 25 to lose and this would be amazing to win to get me to start exercising!
This would definitely help me keep track of my heart rate and blood pressure on a daily basis nit just when exercising. And the phone would be handy to have for those one time pic opportunities :)
I would be using the food diary the most. It would be nice to see how many calories im eating versus how many i am burning per day.
ryan hogan says
This small device may be just the thing I need to stay motivated while working out.
Tammy Filsinger says
Hello and what a wonderful prize pack Julie!!! I am a mom of a set of 8 yr old twins and a mom living life with MS for the past 4 years. Over those years I have i have gained so much weight do to my medications and my great fatigue and pain I have from my MS. I also find that I dont take the time out for myself and take care of me!!! This great prize will help me get on track for some much needed “mommy time”. These app’s can help me keep motivated and help me back on track to a healhier me!!! Thx Julie!!!!
Victor Goguen says
I’ve lost 20 pounds in the last year, but still have another 15-20 pounds to go. I’d also like to build some muscles.
Terri O'Donnell says
I’ve been trying to eat healthier and get fit but with my busy schedule I find it hard to find time for a good work out. The food tracker and exercise log would be great :)
Am trying to go from just gluten free to paleo and am trying to fit in some forms of exercise while I am on bus charters as sitting on my butt in my bus for hours on end each day is not contributing to s very healthy lifestyle. This would be such an added bonus to keep me on the right path. Need to be able to keep up to my kiddlies
Robyn Bellefleur says
My goal is to lose 20 lbs and get more fit. This would definitely help with tracking calorie consumption and help me get to my goal.
Isaac C says
I would like to loss 5 – 10 lbs and be able to run 10km. The Exercise and Nutrition Tracker together with heart rate senor should be able to help.
Jennifer Saarinen says
I’m on a mission to lose 100 lbs! I’ve lost 15 so far :) This would greatly help I’m sure! I love the heart rate sensor.
Andrea Amy says
I have fibromyalgia and I gained a lot of weight when i was pregnant with my youngest three boys. I am realistic, but I would really love to lose 40-50 lbs. It would really help with my pain, and make me feel and look so much better :) I am a current telus mobility client, so this would be awesome. I am in need of a new phone too :)
I would like to run my first 5k this fall.
Jason E Woods says
I need to lose weight!
Nancy Montgomery says
I believe this prize would motivate me to exercise.
Jackie Emilson says
Always trying to get in to a healthier state. Just had my son weddding lost 10 pounds to get into a beautiful dress
Kathy Nixon says
Recently did the 10 day Advocare Cleanse. Since then I have been watching my carbs and am averaging a 2 lb weight loss a week. I would LOVE to win this to encourage and motivate my continued weight loss! I need to add some type of exercise program to lose some inches in my legs and hips! Hope I win!!!
Anne Taylor says
Maybe if I could actually physically track my progress I would do better with a healthy lifestyle!
Victoria Ess says
I signed up for my first half marathon in July so this will definitely help by keeping me on track!
I’d like to gain some muscle to rev up my metabolism! This will help me track my workouts and protein
mongupp (@mongupp) says
Listening to music on this phone would encourage me to walk more and be more fit.
jennifer lucas says
my fitness goals are to exercise to lose weight by walking to better manage my diabetes, the tracking would help my diabetes provider with the info needed to make better assessments
Eileen Ong says
I’d like to be more active & keeping track of the number of steps I take a day motivates me to keep going!
Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo says
I want to make sure that I spend more time on my feet than sitting in front of the computer. Keeping busy is important to me.
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
Megan F. says
Not only do I want to lose weight, but I would like to be able to participate in half marathons with my sister and dad.
I’m love to exercise but plotting and keeping track is a major pitfall for me.
Love the exercise tracker and the pedometer. I want to walk a lot more now that summer is here and I want to be able to monitor my progress as I’m planning to start an exercise routine to get fit and healthy. (Soph Y)
Judy C (Judy Cowan) says
My goal that I need help with is losing 25lbs and getting more active. Love that it can track how much you you do in different activities which is something I need, if I can see proof of what I am doing I tend to do better at sticking to it.
Ooh this will be awesome to track my exercise and eating and my goal of losing the 10 pounds I put on this winter
Leah B says
It’s not just about getting back into pre-baby weight for me – I’d like to set a good example for our little one and create a positive body image by being lean, healthy and active!
Suzanne G says
My fitness goals is to get more fit and I like the idea of having my heart rate tracked so I know if I am in the fat burning zone. I also really like how you can track the food you eat as I know sometimes you do not realize how many calories you are actually taking in during the day.
Clair P says
in a couple weeks, I’m due with my 3rd child, and we are done after this, I want to try and get down to pre pregnancy weight, so I can be the hot momma at the beach :)
laurel k says
detetecting my heart rate signal would be awesome for when i am biking
Jamie Bertrand says
id like a little more organization to my running
I want to improve my stamina and strength and this could really help me track my progress
Ester G says
I have two goals, one is to walk 10,000 steps every day, the other is to eat no added sugar
My fitness goal is to run a half marathon this year. I have run 1 before, but due to medical issues the past few years I was not able to run long distances, but now I am back with a vengeance! I have also started attending a boot camp class at my school recently. I want to get fit and healthy!
I ride my bike on the streets and the trails around KW- I try to get in 10-15KM/day. Im looking forward to participating in the BadassDash & maybe some other races
Vivian D says
I would love to try the nutrition tracker to help me eat properly, while getting more fit.
Veronica S. says
I’d love to win this. I need to lose weight!
Heidi C. says
I have fibromyalgia and am trying to get more active. This prize pack would be a great motivator.
Neil Anderson says
Our family eats a Paleo diet and it is so easy and healthy. Lucky us we have our own garden and animals. We ride our bikes to the gymn and pool, so this great tool would be a perfect way to track our progress. And we could send pictures
Kristine Ewald says
I am training for a triathalon :) This would be an amazing help!
Shaun D says
I’ve been trying get to get on track with a healthier lifestyle and winning these fabulous devices from Samsung and Telus would certainly help me again my goal.
I just had my second baby and trying to lose all the weight and theIs would be a great tool.
I would love to use this to track my caloric intake and track my exercise….myy goal is to drop a few pounds :)
Jennifer P. says
I have a goal to lose the last of my pregnancy weight, walk at least 10,000 steps a day, and re-start my running routine – this would definitely motivate me to do these by helping me track and see my progress!
Just to get moving. I REALLY want one of these- I do so much better with a goal.
walking for 30min/ day
The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Gear Fit have built in heart rate monitors. These will help me make sure I have my target heart rate so that I am in the fat burning zone!
Laureen Fox says
I’ve sort of got the diet down but could use help with the the exercise end of things. Even having a pedometer would help :-)
Congrats on your weight loss. You must feel great.
Alison Clark says
This would be an amazing gadget to have. I have struggled for eons to lose weight by myself and those who know me can see how well that has worked!! The idea of tracking everything including heart rate even, would make the journey to a better, happier me a much reachable goal. I could so use this. Being someone who is very tactile oriented, this is just up my alley *crossing my fingers* !!!
Meeting fitness goals (distance, steps) while on the go.
One day I decided that it enough is enough. I told myself that I would need to lose 20lbs and right now I’ve lost 13 lbs within the last 3 months just by changing my portions and what I eat. I walk more and often skip the subway or bus to get to my destination. I’m also participating in the Run For The Cure in October. I should be ready to run the 5K
I would like to lose 50lbs!
Heather, Mmm... is for Mommy says
Right now I’m wearing a FitBit and find it somewhat motivating… although I still need to find time to get in a lot more fitness. I do like how this one has a heart rate monitor though, the Fitbit is lacking there…
Doris H. says
I need to lose some weight to reach my healthy goal. This prize pack would be awesome on helping me on my fitness journey.
build up my cardio
I really just need to get in shape , the winter was long and the late night snacks didn’t help !
Susan Hanley says
I’ve started walking as exercise and I need something to track my progress and help me modify my routine regularly.
jana goldey says
I walk my dog with my kiddos daily
Carol A. says
I would like to lose 20 lbs and track my progress. Summer is around the corner and I want my abs back!
Jenny L says
I’ve gained a lot of weight in the last year. My fitness goal is to start running and the pedometer and heart rate monitor will help my goal to excerise more
It would help me walk more and burn calories by meeting goals.
I am trying to start back up at the gym but like Julie said, it can be very scary. I would like to lose 35 pounds of excess weight. The Samsung Galaxy S5 would really help me track my workouts and make my workouts a lot easier.
louise l says
I would love to win that
louise l says
I need to lose 50lbs
Lori Bazan says
I just turned 46 and my birthday wish was to lose 46 pounds this year! This app would track my progress of walking more daily! I love it!
Amber K says
My son was born over a year ago and I’ve been having trouble getting back in shape. I really want to be healthier. I think this would give me the kick in the butt I need to get started! Thanks for the giveaway!
I am on my way to being fit and healthy again. I’ve been eating better, but still want to improve my eating habits. I also want to incorporate exercise, which is the hard part for me. I think being able to track everything in this way would help me feel motivated. Knowledge is power!
I am hoping to start walking regularly this summer.
Lisa Heckman says
Hi Julie! After many, many Day 1’s and many months of sobriety in between, I relapsed once again. This time I have added something new to my tool box: health, nutrition, and exercise, along with a Naturopathic Doctor and coach. I know I shouldn’t make early sobriety complicated with too many demands, but this is working!!!! I’ve never felt better! I am eating low carb/high protein. I am taking supplements, doing yoga and walking. Similar to Paleo, you can understand the work involved calculating carbs, etc… Weight loss is a secondary goal. I am working hard to heal my gut from years of vodka abuse. It doesn’t matter how well I eat if I drink. The boozer’s gut doesn’t absorb the good stuff! I’m also working on a healthy liver. This means eating good fats. So yes, the S5 and Gear Fit would greatly reduce the *work* that is going into my *work* :-) Tracking exercise is a wonderful added bonus. This is an awesome give-away, Julie! Thanks for doing this!
Doris Calvert says
I love that it keeps track of your stepss and I like the heart rate feature.
Shaun D says
I’ve been trying to get on track with healthier lifestyle habits and these fabulous devices from Samsung and Telus is just what I need to get into shape!
nikki robak says
I started biking everyday and this will help me keep track of what I am accomplishing
My fitness goals are to get back in shape and loose weight. I have let myself go and gained over 70 lbs in the last 8 years. I feel very uncomfortable in my own skin, it is very hard going from weighing 90 lbs to 175 lbs. I have started losing a little bit since I realized that I can not eat wheat. I have lost 15 lbs in the last several months but I know that I could loose a lot more if I would exercise.
lori b says
my goals is to tone and build up my cardio, this package would help track my activities
A few years ago I was hit by a car while I was riding my road bike. At the time I was training to do my first try-a-tri triathlon. My helmet was broken into 3 pieces and I was terrified to get back on a bike. I started riding again recently with hopes of picking up that goal where I left off. At 240lbs thinking about doing a tri is no easy decision, but I’m determined to get back at it.
Victoria K says
I need to lose weight, get toned and be healthy. I’m done having children and it’s time for me to get my body back!
SUMMER PLEWES says
I am really looking to do some toning, shaping and cardio. I would love to start taking Pilates. This would be an asset for sure . Reaching your goals in fitness can be tricky.
I am still struggling with the last bit of my baby weight and I would also like to tone up and increase my endurance.
Recently started LCHF way of eating. I use Myfitnesspal to track but his SHealth looks promising! Thanks for the chance.
Mandeep Chadha says
Need this to get fit
caryn s says
I need to loose some serious weight and get healthy this year!
melissa alcala says
My goal is to tone up my body and gain a little weight.
Marie G says
I have had some serious health problems and need to get back to a healthy state of mind and body this would be a great prize.
Dee Schwark says
I am having some major health issues right now and am not very mobile. I am working my daily to walk further and further and I think that the Samsung Gearfit would be great for encouragement. It would show just how many more steps each day I make and track the progress I’m making….would love it! And the phone would definitely rock too :) thanks for the chance Julie :)
What two Amazing pieces of technology!! Ive always wanted a samsung phone! Thank you for the chance at winning such a fab product!
Laura Snow says
I would love to win this! It would help me with my goals of fitting in more exercise and running my 1st 5k!
Thomas K says
Getting fit for summer! I am way out of shape and I feel these products would help get my butt in gear.
stacey dempsey says
I like to walk and it would be nice to track how far I am walking in a day so I could make sure I keep adding more. Right now I try and add a block everytime I go but it would make it alot more fun if i could track distances so I could set distance goals etc
Tyler Anthony @TylerAnthony989 says
I’ve gained about 30 pounds this past winter and I hope with swimming and running I can get back down to my normal size, this will help a lot with that.
Haroon Khan says
To reach my ideal weight.
shauna wyspianski says
I would probably use these to help me get motivated to get in shape. Seeing what i am actually accomplishing would make it more interesting to stick with.
Christine Chipman says
It always seems to be a battle for me with my weight. This would definitely help keep me ontrack
Wendy hutton says
tracking how far I walk
I would like to use this to help me lose weight
Track my heart rate and walking distance to monitor my fit-ness.
Congrats on all your great work so far! All about putting in the time!
My goal is to loose some weight
jessica s says
I’d like to be able to run 10K. would love this to track my progress!
janna johnson says
I want to loose 100 lbs after having gastric surgery.
seham merzib says
I would love to win this to keep track on how many pounds i lose or calories while walking
I would use this to help keep track of the progress I am making. Also to help keep me on a schedule. :)
Lucy Lopez says
I could absolutely use this to lose weight so I can get my diabetes and high blood pressure under control.
I want to lose 10 lbs by the end of this year so this prize pack will help me to keep track of my progress
Brenda Penton says
I am *still* trying to lose the 10 pounds that Santa brought me during Christmas holidays :) Seriously though, I just started walking in the evenings with hubby and started a new fitness plan and this would be a big help.
Crystal Englot says
This pack would help me get back on track with my weight loss goal! I have 80 lbs to lose yet (have lost 30 since the new year) however a huge amount of stress over the past month has seen me get off track and gained 15 pounds back. Sometimes we just need that little extra boost, reminder or inspiration. Unfortunately the stress we are living through right now, is not going to go away anytime soon. So these tools would help me get back on track!
Rick F says
Loose weight & exercise more.
Erin W says
This would really help my get on track for running a 10k in a couple months!
Leisa Rundle says
I would love to win this prize pack. I have been regularly exercising for about 14 years. Last year I had an set back and ended up being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and early Osteo Arthritis. I was unable to do much for almost a year, then got fitted with orthotic insoles, and switched to a more low impact regime, and got back at it! It’s a long road back, but slowly but surely, it is working. So important to keep moving, especially as you age! I would love to be able to track my progress. Thank you for the contest.
I would love to shape up and exercise more.
BobbiJo Pentney says
I need to get away from the computer a little more often and move my butt around.
lisa bolduc says
juat had a baby 3 months ago so it would help me get back to my pre baby weight
I’ve gained alot of weight and need some help losing it. I don’t feel comfortable how I am right now.
BobbiJo Pentney says
To be more active
krystyl olson says
i am working on my endurance & energy levels… first step is some weight loss
Cassey C says
I wish to maintain my fitness levels.
Tina F says
Would love it to track my loss of calories while I have been exercising as well as my heart rate as being seen at stroke clinic and being kept an eye on by specialist
I have gained a lot of weight lately. I want to get back to my fitness routine to get to my ideal weight and then maintain it!
This would help get that baby weight off!
Kek Yeong Shuenn says
The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit will affect my lifestyle become more healthier. It helps me to record my history on exercise and calories. My life will be empowered by Samsung Galaxy S5.
Shelley H says
I would really like to get back into shape.
Sunshine G says
I want more energy and clearer skin – and the only magic potion for those is exercise, alas!
Lisa Neutel says
I need to get more motivation to get fit..this would def. help
I need to lose a few pounds to fit comfortably back into my jeans. I would definitely use these tools to help me get healthier and maybe I will also try to learn to run.
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
I would love to be able to easily track calories. I’ve tried in the past but pen and paper is so archaic with so many holes to lose track and fail. This would be MUCH easier!!
Andria CM says
I would love it to track my food and exercise daily.
My husband and I are thinking of having a baby sometime soon is and I’d love to get healthy first!!
aleshia strong says
Thank you! This would be great to have!
I had a baby in the spring, so my fitness goal is to get back into my pre baby clothes!!! Wish me luck!
janice montroy says
I need to lose about 30 pounds ,have recently started walking a little more and taking the stairs in my condo, this prize would give me more incentive
Eric Materi says
It would help me lose the weight the Dr. tells me I need to lose.
nadene coleman says
Been working so hard to get in shape….would love to win this!
After a lazy winter hiding from the cold, my fitness goal is to get back to the shape I was in when I was training for my black belt exam 8 years ago.
to track what is actually going in and how much exercise i am actually doing
Susanne B. says
My goal is to loss weight and this will help me to keep track of my exercising and eating.
Tooth Fairy says
I have lost over 10 pounds in the past year and am working to maintain my new weight. A few pounds creep back easlily! I do walk daily, but am really thinking maybe I should dust off my old bike and do a bit of cycling too?
Amy C says
I would like this to keep track of how much I walk each day and exercise.
natasha severson says
I want to loose 100 lbs
Lita Gallant says
I lost 30lbs last year…and I’ve gained a few back..I need the motivation…I think this would help me with the motivation I need!
MANUEL VIZCAYA says
I want to be able to complete a 4 hour marathon.
Lisa Robertson says
This would help my journey of loosing 60lbs ;)
theresa m says
I need this to get fit and to lose weight.
Carla B says
I would love a better pedometer than the free one I got from a cereal box a few years ago.
jennifer capin says
it would help me with my weight goals
john capin says
It would help in managing diabetes…
Winnie B says
i like how i can track my workouts it will help me get motivated
Rose Hately says
I have chronic health issues – arthritis (both RA and OA) and diabetes that require me to be proactive in terms of nutrition and exercise. The Gear Fit features — pedometer, heart rate monitor, food tracker and exercise log would encourage me to track my activities that would encourage me to keep as healthy and active as possible. The nutrition tracker is of particular benefit to diabetics. The Samsung S5 is an excellent device with useful health software that would help me to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Michelle T says
My fitness goal is to get back to where I was before my baby was born. This prize would give me something to answer to. I’ll have to actually track what I’m eating and how I’m using that energy.
Tara Liebing says
I quit drinking soda (Mt Dew) a month ago and now I need to work on exercise and getting out and start walking and track my progress. This would be awesome to help me track my activity!
Viv Sluys says
I keep looking for an app that helps me track my activity but everything I’ve tried so far needs me to manually input whatever I’ve done for activity which doesn’t work well for me. I want to get fit again because I used to love doing things like mountain climbing, hiking, playing tennis, biking, swimming etc. Now I have a harder time enjoying such things because I’m so out of shape. I am working on continuing to do those things so I can get better at them again.
Nena Sinclair says
I need to exercise more (walking, hiking, etc) and eating more healthy so that I can gain control of my blood sugar! I’m diabetic. This would go a long way in helping me track my activity and help me to attain my goal!
Sherry Altoft says
I want to get more active but I also need to keep an eye on my heart rate and I think this would be an awesome way for me to keep abreast of it :)
i need to make my upper chest stronger!
Awesome giveaway! I have a broken iphone 4 ive been using for over 2 years!! I am a type 1 diabetic and I constantly work out because insulin puts on weight. So, for me staying active, eating right is the key. Its all about management & control.
Katie c says
This would rock!!!
Julie Bolduc says
I need to lose weight I would use this to help me keep track on everything I need to to help mereach my goals
Shaylee Anne says
My fitness goals include getting back into top shape! I’ve lost some weight already but now I need the motivation to keep going forward!
Tammy Dalley says
Would love this help me reach my goal!
Angie Andrews says
No major fitness goals yet as I’m currently pregnant, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle is always important to me and when I’m ready after the baby I will be stepping up my fitness tgoals to bring my body back close to pre baby condition, hopefully :)
Chris Stockford says
I like to exercise more.
Silvia D says
need to keep motivated and reach each goal!
debbie p says
I really need to lose weight and improve on fitness level. I use it to keep me in line with my goals.
I’d like to track my exercise
Dayna Wilson says
I just had a baby at the end of February, and then my dad passed away suddenly, so any plans to start getting rid of the baby weight were waylaid. I really need to get back on it, and a fun new gadget to obsess over could definitely help.
Get back to my pre pregnancy weight!
I’d like to get more fit so I can keep up with my kids at the park this summer!
My fitness goals are to run/jog to lose weight. I also want to incorporate swimming for this summer to stay active
Carol Denny says
Ineed to loose weight so this would help a lot.
Little Miss Kate says
Stay fit while pregnant and then losing the baby weight once baby #3 arrives.
To run 15k by the end of this summer!
Todd Greencorn says
The fitness goal that the galaxy gear and gear fit will help me achieve is to boost my self confidence as I grow stronger and get in better shape to make sure I am there for my two daughters as they grow up. To watch them graduate from school and eventually to walk them down the aisle. Thanks TELUS ,Samsung Canada and Sober Julie. All three of you are inspiration s
holly o'gorman says
Would help me with getting my weight back on track and becoming healthier
Diminishing the beer gut. That’s about the gist of my fitness goals. :)
Debbie W says
I want better tone. I have an apple body and hate it
Chris G says
I am hoping to run a 5k race this summer. My overall goal is to get fit and healthy so I can keep up with my boys
Cassie M. says
As somebody who struggles with chronic illness, this would really help me take charge of my health!
This would help me achieve my goal of losing 25lbs.
Darlene Schuller says
I would love the food tracking feature.
Shellie Clark says
I need to lose some 20 pounds to reach my goal
Shellie Clark says
I need to lose some 20 pounds to reach my goal of fitting into my summer clothes
catherine tremblay says
this would help my training for my next two expeditions, one in India and one in South America.
Toks W says
Training to run 5ks faster as well as be able to survive all terrain trekking in temples and mountains in Thailand this January
This will help me lose weight and gain strength and cardio endurance.
Ronald G says
The weight loss contributors because at 62 it has become an essential
William Cooke says
My Goal is to walk 10 miles daily 5 in the am and 5 in the pm but currently guessing is my main method of tracking this would help greatly
I am training for my first half marathon, so this would be a great way to keep track of my progress, and also, will be great for energy-blasting music when I run!
Luisa M. says
The phone and gear fit would help with my walking and cycling programs.
Sarah @ Living As We says
I would love to get to a healthier weight, and have been thinking about starting a walking/jogging routine to help work towards that, now that the nice weather is here especially.
kathy downey says
This would help in managing and finding a exercise program i could do at home with my MS
Mike Kozseluha says
This will help me train for my first marathon next year !!!
kim Tanti says
I had a baby at 43. I am now 55 and about 25-30 lb. Over weight and need to get healthy we walk and bike ride but some times I feel like I’m going to keel over.So I am waiting smoking and getting in shape.
Maegan Morin says
I have been seriously overweight for a long time now and just this past January I started working out and eating right. Ive lost over 20lbs so far!
Tina L. says
I would like to lose some weight and be more active.
Agnes O. says
My goal is to take at least 6,000 steps a day.
This would be awesome to help me in my weight loss.
I’m trying to increase my daily exercise by doing more at the gym as as well as putting things into my daily living (parking far away from the store etc etc) and this would help me track my progress so I can celebrate my successes!
Rachel Rueff says
I am trying to lose some weight I lost and gained back but can only seem to maintain and maybe this will help as I will have it handy all the time, and help keep track of what I am doing and what I need to do each day.
Leo S says
This price pack will help me to walk/run a certain distance every week.
amber y says
I don’t have any specific goals, I just want to be more active and more healthy in general. I like being able to keep track of what im doing to help me see where i can and should make improvements.
Patrick Miller says
I need to get into a regular fitness regime, including distance walking, and lose some weight.
stephen gordon says
Just being more active and loosing some weight.
I love how it track exercise. SOS. Help. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. :( Starving artist here desperately needs the Samsung galaxy to work & eat again. . A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest!
Jenni T says
The combo sounds like a great tool to motivate lifestyle change & increase overall health … I’d love it!
Nicky J says
I have a few friends/family members that would definitely love to use this.. would make a great gift :)
Jody D says
I think just the investment and product would serve as that boost and reminder to increase the activity level daily and help me to drop a few pounds!
Laurie B says
You mean to say… there’s a possibility that my to-do list may get some tackling done to it?? My hubby would go nuts.. myself inxluded. The fence, a shelf, the TOOL SHED… thats been sitting there since Christmas! !
kristen johnson says
i am trying to loose weight, would be great to help me keep track of how much exercise i get
Mary Beth Elderton says
Hubz and I have recently discovered that we are…old! Grandparents! SO…we have decided not sit around for that. We have cleaned up our diets and started, slowly but surely, to put more movement into our lives. I think this would help usto stay organized and focused on our goal to get back to being fit…and to stay that way.
Erin Brink says
The food and exercise trackers worked really well for me about a year ago when I was trying to slim down for my wedding . They would come in really handy, helped me lose 16 pounds before my wedding.
To lose weight and help me keep better track!
Dianne Arsenault says
To get in shape by starting a walking prigram
Elaine Buonsante says
Right now I have a very sedentary life style. I’ve just started swimming exercises and am trying to increase my walking times.I am also dealing with health problems so I could use all the motivation that this device could give me.
anna key says
My fitness goals are to push myself further and further so that I can be active for longer and longer time periods :)
I walk to and from meetings around time and would love to know how active this makes me.
Stefanie Gladden says
I want to lose 30 lbs, It would be great to track my runs and and all the walking I do during the day!
It would help me get back into exercising again because my physio is done now
Trisha Y. says
This gear would help me bust through my plateau and drop these last 10lbs!
I want to work on my long distance running. This would be great!
sharon boyle says
Karin Dollery says
I have started walking and bike riding on a daily basis and tracking it would be awesome. Its always nice to see what you have accomplished while your trying to catch your breath after a really big hill. :)
I am trying to walk more and this would help track my progress, I am also starting yoga.
Debbie S says
I am 56 now but had a heart attack, 100% blockage just shy of my 53rd birthday..1 stent placed. I still have a hard time controlling what I eat so having a tracker would definitey help me see what I eat. MY fitness goals would be more fun to have tracked also..I want to get healthier and live longer..hopefully virtually pill free if I can.
my goal is to get 10000 steps a day
Kelly Rae says
I’d love to get trim and this would be a great way to keep track of my efforts.
Kat E. says
My fitness goals are to get moving more, for me and my doggies. This has so many features, and I think the heart rate monitor especially is awesome! The best part is it looks like fun! (which is a great motivator for me)
Thanks for the chance to win :)
Catherine K (@CathyInCanada) says
I’m trying to lose a few inches and be healthier overall. This will help to track how much exercise I am truly getting.
Jenny Frank says
As a 911 dispatcher, I work long 12 hour night shifts. It’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had, but also the most physically and mentally grueling job I’ve ever had. Working nights really mess up your body as a whole. I’ve gained almost 60 pounds since starting my career 9 years ago. At 32, I know I’ve got to get this weight off. My job graciously provided us with a tread mill. I’ve been walking on the tread mill during my lunch breaks, and taking my lunch to work, instead of eating fast food every night. It’s been slow going, but I’m feeling better day by day. I would love to win this giveaway! Good luck everyone. :)
i want to lose the keg and regain my sixpack
I am a Zumba instructor, but I don’t always engage in the healthiest habits. I haven’t been able to reach my pre-pregnancy weight, and my daughter is now 5. These are all reasons why I want to start living better… but most of all…. I notice that I feel differently than I used to… I’m not able to run like I used to, I’m winded more easily, and I get tired when playing with my daughter. I want to be able to keep up with her, and feel better.
Florence C says
I would love to lose some weight and get back to my walking.
Angela Mitchell says
I’ve been going on the treadmill every night for two weeks and for hikes on the weekend to try and get back into shape after having a baby 18 months ago. I’m just trying to fit into my old clothes lol! I’d love something that could help me stay motivated and keep track of what I’ve done and what I need to do.
Lyndsey Skidmore says
I really want to train for a half marathon next year…. This would seriously help out
Lin Gorenkoff says
I’d love to use this to keep track of when and how much I exercise. Great motivation!
Patricia Cooper says
I want to get back to some serious walking (and other exercises too)! I’ve never tried anything like the Gear Fit and it would be great to track my progress and exercise so easily!
Sherry K says
I am trying to be more active and I think seeing how much I have been doing during the day will encourage me to do more. I will set a goal and try to meet it every day.
Sara rai says
This will really motivate me to exercise. I keep saying I will
Try to exercise and be fit, but I never end up doin it.
I hope I can set an alarm that beeps n pushes me to be
Active everyday. I have to lose my love handle and
Improve on breathing exercises.
Now that I am feeling better after the car accident I am starting to try to include more walking again and I would love the pedometer feature!
Paula H says
I’d like to get back in to running! His would be a fantastic way to monitor my intensity and heart rate!
Katelyn F says
This would really help with my overall health, I would be able to get a better understanding of what times of days I have the most energy and where I need to improve. My first focus would be improving my nutrition because I have a goal to be a better calorie counter and it would be way easy with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and gear fit from Telus.
just had a baby and seriously need to lose the weight gained during my pregnancy
I would like to win this to help me get motivated to exercise again.
I really need to move more and be more active!
I would the nutrition tracker will be helpful in noting my caloric intake and making sure I am eating healthy.
DailyWoman (Lacey) says
This could probably help me with any fitness goal since I don’t do any fitness right now. It would be fun to have a watch like this it would be motivating.
To help with my retirement exercise plan
Christy Martin says
I would use the pedometer for walking & hiking. However, I would also use it for cycling, which might actually motivate me to get out on my bike more than I have recently!
I could track my Beachbody workouts and my walks!
Tiesha D says
This prize pack would help motivate me and keep track of my dayly workout routine.
Rebecca Okeefe says
I’m a visual person so I enjoy seeing where I’ve been and need to go. If love to get back into running.
The exercise tracker would be great to see what I am buring to try to lose a few lbs
I have a hard time staying motivated to exercise and eat healthy instead of quickly (I really hate cooking so I tend to grab whatever is convenient). This would definitely help keep me accountable and on track to getting healthier.
janna johnson says
I would love to loose 100lbs
Kim Stenner says
I would like to lose some weight and get more fit.
Brandee H says
I need to get up and start moving. I think having this reminder on my wrist would help with that!
Jonathan Sylvester says
I want this so bad. In the last two months, I’ve lost 17lb! I actually would use this phone to watch a live stream or movies while I do cardio on the elliptical among other things. Trying to lose 15lb more.
Alice S says
Even though I am older, I am quite good with technology because my son helps me out. The heart rate sensor would be great for me as I am getting older and need to monitor that, and this is actually the phone I have been looking into buying for myself but it is quite expensive. So thank you for the opportunity.
Melissa L says
Awesome Giveaway! Thanks~ Could really use something to help motivate me to get in shape :D
to ride up hills stronger
I’m retiring in 58 days and I would love to have this to get me back into shape
I’d like to use it to track my steps as well as my calories. I want to move more and eat less!
wes virtue says
just like to start losing instead of gaining
mongupp (@mongupp) says
I could listen to music while I go for walks.
emily cocarell says
an awesome new gadget for my new workout routine!
I would love to get back into shape after I recover from my leg surgery
Suzie M says
the nutrition tracker would be a big help
Linda K. says
I’d like to lose 10 pounds.
sunshine h says
I would love to start tracking what I am doing now, and what I am eating, and then start setting some goals. I often feel like I’m in a catch-22 (have medical issues which mean I am in pain a lot of the time, and that makes it hard to exercise, but if I exercised more it would help with pain management).
Neils Thor says
Carla B says
The pedometer would be a great help – as I’m trying to reach 10,000 steps per day, on a regular basis.
Cindy H says
Being able to keep track of progress would be awesome! I’d really like to shape up this summer
Aarti Missra says
I’d like to work on endurance (it’s sad how quickly I get tired) and strength (partially because muscle burns more calories than fat!). Improving on my eating habits probably wouldn’t hurt either, so hopefully the Nutrition Tracker helps me be more mindful of what I’m eating.
Carole Dube says
I would love to give this to my husband. He started a new excersize program with the hospital and it would be great for him.
Involved in a number of sports and this pedometer would be useful to keep track of my progress.
S. Jackson says
I have been trying to lose weight and this would give me the encouragement to reach my goals being monitored, instead of writing it down on paper!
Ka C. says
Losing weight. I really need to do that to make me feel comfotable in my own skin and winning this will help.
Jocelyne Alldrick says
Between having three pregnancies, quitting smoking and then getting cancer, i have gained a lot of weight and i would just like to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight….this would surely help me!
Thanks for the chance!!
jennifer capin says
I would love this to help motivate me into eating healthier & exercising more
I need to lose weight.
I just want to lose weight. I’m bigger than my bf now!!!!
courtney b says
i need to lose 5 more pounds to be able to get into my bikini!!
Jennifer L. says
My fitness goal is to do strength training 3 times a day and walk for 40-60 minutes every day.
Lauren E. says
Ive been having serious problems with my joints, which demotivates me. Something that would help me set & keep watch of goals would be extremely helpful
Crystal Porter says
I currently have goals to lose 40 pounds. It has a built in heart rate monitor!! That is amazing, that would be so handy. I’m doing some really intense cardio programs and I would love to keep track of my heart rate easily.
Just starting a running program. This would be great for that