Galaxy S5 joins race to monitor heart rate

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 17:57

London: Smart phones are increasingly becoming more than just phones and assuming bigger roles in users` lives.

The latest on the block is Samsung`s new flagship Galaxy S5 smart phone with heart rate monitor that would track your motions and monitor your steps.

The innovation comes after Samsung introduced eye-tracking technology last year to pause your phone when you looked away.

Samsung`s new Gear smart watches would also measure your heart rate and order you to step up the pace when out for a run.

The other tech innovations include a mini-robot printers and smart hearing aids connected to iPhone, The Guardian reported.

A little bot from Zuta Labs looks like a small puck shuffling across a piece of A4 leaving a trail of ink, but will autonomously print a full page in about 40 seconds.

The ReSound Linx hearing aids hooks up to an iPhone and would not only pipe the phone`s audio from calls, music, navigation and videos to the hearing aid, but also allows users to tweak their audio settings.

Bass, treble and volume can be altered and associated with a specific location so that it automatically adjusts to the right settings as a user enters their favourite coffee shop, the report added.


First Published: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 17:57

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