Samsung Galaxy S5 Goes on Sale Worldwide

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has gone on sale in 125 countries around the world, and is joined on the shelves by three new wearable gadgets with a focus on fitness.

 

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Announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s fifth flagship answer to Apple’s iPhone, but where in previous years the S has reigned supreme in the Android market, this year Samsung faces stiffer competition than ever.

 

The Sony Xperia Z2 is due out soon, and the HTC One (M8) has already earned high press from the technology press - including Mobile Choice, as we gave the phone a full five stars.

 

You can pick up the 16GB Galaxy S5 SIM-free for £550.

 

To differentiate itself from its rivals, Samsung is focusing on fitness with the S5, which features a heart rate monitor on the back which can be used to track your fitness with the new S Health app. The Galaxy S5 is joined by the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit smartwatches, all of which include a heart rate monitor and track the wearer’s walking and running.

 

The Gear 2 is priced at £250, while the Neo - which has a plastic design and does not have a camera - costs £170, as does the Gear Fit. None of the three smartwatches work without being paired over Bluetooth to a compatible Samsung Galaxy handset, making them companion devices rather than standalone gadgets.

 

 

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