The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is so far the best device that comes loaded with fitness software and hardware. Now adding more features to the same handset, Samsung has brought a new update that can actually check your stress level using the handset.
These changes can be found with the latest version of S-Health over at Samsung's dedicated app hub. So if you want to test the new feature make sure you update it manually if you haven't received the notification yet.
You should have known by now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone comes with a heart rate monitor right below the 16 MP camera at the rear side. And to check the stress level, the same hardware is used by the handset.
This is done by checking the rapidity of the user's heart beat, so basically there's no new technology involved here. However, the stress level readings in the stress monitor automatically creates a chart that shows the stress level on an hourly, daily or a monthly basis.
Using the stress monitor is pretty interesting but not as helpful as it sounds. It's just that after a workout or a jog, it will just indicate that you're very stressed because of the increased hear rate.
Moreover, Samsung has also scheduled a health focused event today (May 28th) which could be related to forthcoming sensors and components.
If you are not aware, the Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution (432 ppi), Octa Core Processor Adonis Prime2 (Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) + XMM6360, 2GB of RAM, 16GB (expandable up to 128GB), Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS, 16MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP front-facing shooter. The smartphone is IP67 certified which means that the Galaxy S5 is resistant to sweat, rain, liquids, sand and dust and it is powered by 2,800mAh battery.