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.