Sprint will launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport on July 25th. The GS5 Sport will be a Sprint exclusive, and is essentially the GS5 with a host of health software, a textured body, three hardware buttons and IP67 dust and water resistance. The GS5 sport will be Sprint Spark enabled, and serves as the launch pad for Sprint Fit Live, Sprint’s health focused suite of apps and features, which will land on all new Sprint Android handsets which release in 2014. Customers can purchase a GS5 Sport by joining one of Sprint’s Framily Plans, or signing up for Sprint’s Easy Pay payment plan. The GS5 Sport will come in Electric Blue and Cherry Red colors.
Press release follows below.
Sprint Teams with Samsung, Under Armour and MapMyFitness to Drive Advances in Growing Health and Fitness Technology Market
Exclusive Samsung Galaxy S® 5 Sport, available July 25, and other mobile technology innovations will support healthy lifestyles with fitness tracking, educational information, applications and more
CHICAGO (BUSINESS WIRE), June 23, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S) is stepping up its presence in the growing health and fitness markets, announcing today the launch of an exclusive device from Samsung Telecommunications America and a collaboration with health and fitness market leaders Under Armour and MapMyFitness to offer mobile solutions for today’s active lifestyles.
Sprint will provide convenient mobile access to fitness tracking, educational information, and music, as well as offer applications to help consumers as they exercise, watch what they eat and take better care of themselves.
Sprint will launch on Friday, July 25 the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 Sport, an exclusive new Spark-enabled smartphone with both the hardware and software for today’s health-conscious users. Among the handset’s many features is S Health™1, an integrated mobile health platform to access health info, map out workouts, and make healthier eating choices. It even monitors heart rate before and after activity with a built-in heart-rate monitor. Samsung’s exclusive Activity Zone app is preloaded on Galaxy S 5 Sport offering the ability to open active lifestyle features, including a barometer, compass, flashlight and stopwatch from a single screen.
Galaxy S 5 Sport features a textured body making the smartphone easier to hold and preventing it from slipping from the hand. It features three hard keys so the smartphone is easier to operate when active. The Galaxy S 5 Sport is also IP67 water and dust resistant so it can be as active as its user.
Starting July 25 and for a limited time only, customers who purchase Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport will get $50 off Samsung Gear Fit to help achieve health and fitness goals by tracking steps and monitoring heart rate.
The device will serve as the launch pad for Sprint Fit Live, a complete mobile health and fitness package giving customers instant access to their favorite fitness applications and activities, relevant health information when they want it and integration capability with their Spotify playlists. Sprint Fit Live also will be available on all new Sprint Android-powered smartphones in 2014.
Sprint Fit Live — Key features of Sprint Fit Live include the ability to:
- Track, monitor, and share workout activity with 12 months of free MapMyFitness MVP, which includes premium content such as customized audio coaching, training plans, live tracking and more. MapMyFitness is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Under Armour, a leading performance and innovation brand.
- Access Spotify Workout playlists with free Spotify premium for six months for customers who are on Sprint Framily plans or three months for other Sprint customers.
- Live the Healthy Lifestyle by receiving updated smart, contextual health and fitness content.
- Customize the look and feel of fitness tracking, education, music and healthy living content displayed on the wallpaper or full screen experience.
“We continually innovate to provide our customers with new products that can improve their lives,” said Dan Hesse, Sprint Chief Executive Officer, today during an event in Chicago. “Previously, Sprint brought together Harman Kardon, HTC and Spotify to redefine how music should sound on the modern smartphone. Today, Sprint joins leading innovators in Samsung, Under Armour and MapMyFitness to drive technology advances for fitness, health and wellness.”
Todd Durkin, internationally recognized performance-enhancement coach, personal trainer and author, said at the Chicago event, “Integrating fitness and an active and healthy lifestyle into technology is the cornerstone to getting athletes moving. The Sprint Fit Live innovative platform has the ability to educate, motivate, track, monitor, measure and analyze overall fitness – there is nothing better than instant feedback for my clients to help them achieve their overall health and fitness goals.”
With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $27.09. Customers can preregister for more information at www.sprint.com/galaxys5sport. Galaxy S 5 Sport will be available in Electric Blue and Cherry Red color options.