Today’s cell phones do so much more than just make calls. They are everything from your camera to personal assistant. More importantly though, with the focus on living health, they can be your coach to help you stay on track with your fitness and health goals.
If you are interested in taking advantage of technology to help achieve your health goals, here are three must-haves – a smartphone, a wearable and the apps to manage the information.
1. The Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S® 5 Sport, part of Samsung’s popular Galaxy S lineup, is a water- and dust-resistant smartphone with a built-in heart rate monitor. Available exclusively from Sprint, this fitness smartphone comes with a vibrant 5.1” screen and weighs only 5.6 ounces. With this device, you can access the exclusive Sprint Fit Live experience, a complete mobile health and fitness package app that allows instant access to fitness tracking, education, and healthy living content.
Galaxy S 5 comes in Electric Blue or Cherry Red colors. And with Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase the phone with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $27.09 (MSRP: $649.99; excluding taxes).
2. Wearable technology
Why do you need a wearable? People are finding value in wearable devices because there is a connection of accountability between intention and action. Samsung Gear® Fit, for example, will monitor your heart rate, track steps and sleep patterns, then track all the information in an organized manner through an app on your smartphone. Gear Fit connects via Bluetooth® to most Samsung devices and will also keep you updated with instant notifications for incoming calls, email, text messages and calendar.
Samsung Gear Fit sells for $149.99 and available at Sprint and other fine retailers.
3. The App
MapMyFitness lets track your workouts, monitor your progress to help you reach your goals, and share workout activity with friends. The premium content on MapMyFitnessMVP allows for customized audio coaching, training plans, live tracking and more. Sprint customers get 12 months free of MapMyFitness MVP. MapMyFitness is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Under Armour, a leading performance and innovation brand.
Customers with a Galaxy S 5 phone can get instant access to MapMyFitness and other apps, including Spotify, through Sprint Fit Live.
For more information about Sprint’s fitness devices and accessories, visit www.sprint.com/fitness or Sprint’s retail and business consult store at 364 S. La Cienega Blvd., across from the Beverly Center.