Monthly Archives: March 2014

Leaked: Another Samsung Fitness Tracker That May Launch With The Galaxy S5

Fitness options multiply for the time-pressed and money-stressed

Samsung announced a different version of the S Band last year with the Galaxy S4, which had p90X3 workouts http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/p90x3-reviews/sbwire-455028.htm a more rectangular design than the alleged new edition. Sam Mobile says the images came from a leaked sales guide for the Galaxy S5. Unlike Samsung’s newly announced Gear Fit, which debuted at Mobile World Congress just weeks ago, the S Band doesn’t have a screen. This means the fitness tracker uses its sensors to gather health data and sends it to your smartphone, where you’ll be able to see information (burned calories, distance ran, etc.) through Samsung’s S Health app and Activity Tracker app. It’ll also be able to check your sleeping habits, the leaked brochure says: “Monitor your daily activities (Calories, Steps, Distance) and Sleep Efficiency.” Like some other wearable devices, the S Band claims it will send a buzz to your wrist if you’re receiving a call, an SMS message or if you stray too far from your phone.
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“Time is always a big barrier for folks, so there will always be this lure to the minimal,” Bryant said. Nearly one in five Americans is a health club consumer, according to a 2014 report by IHRSA, the International Health and Racquet Club, an industry trade association. While membership has remained more or less steady, IHRSA reports a shift in the past few years from large multipurpose clubs to smaller gyms, boutique or sport-specific studios and fitness-only facilities, many of which are franchised. In the realm of no-frills gyms, Planet Fitness, which charges just $10 a month, is arguably king. The company’s chief executive officer, Chris Rondeau, recently announced the franchise had reached a milestone of 5 million members systemwide.
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