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Gadget Guy: Fitness Gadgets

Published: 12:46PM Thursday March 20, 2014 Source: Breakfast

Samsung Galaxy S5
The new Galaxy S5 offers consumers a refined experience with innovation of essential features for day-to-day use.

This version of the best-selling phone range has an advanced camera, fast network connectivity, dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features that help consumers stay fit and connected in style.

With the enhanced S Health 3.0, the new Galaxy S5 offers more tools to help people stay fit and well. It provides a comprehensive personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behaviour, along with additional tools including a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new, built-in heart rate monitor.

Galaxy S5 users can further customise their experience with an enriched third party app ecosystem and the ability to pair with next generation Gear products for real-time fitness coaching.

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The Galaxy S5 has an RRP of $1,099.

Magellan Cyclo Bike Computer 505HC with heart rate monitor.
The Cyclo 500 series from Magellan GPS brings wireless connectivity and detailed colour maps to the handle bars of New Zealand cyclists.

The Cyclo 500, Cyclo 505 and Cyclo 505HC with heart rate monitor are specially designed for kiwi cyclists, introducing a number of New Zealand-firsts, such as pre-loaded dedicated New Zealand bike tracks and navigation, as well as wireless uploading using built in WiFi.

The device also has innovative features such as "Shake and Share", which allows groups of cyclists riding together to share destinations and routes wirelessly across Cyclo units on the go.

The stylish Cyclo 500 range offer a three-inch, colour, fully customisable, toughened glass touch screen that is water-resistant (IPX7) and can measure all aspects of your performance including calories burnt, speed, distance, laps, time, heart rate and cadence (Cyclo 505 and Cyclo 505HC).

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Recommended retail price: Cyclo 500, $449.00. Cyclo 505, $479.00. Cyclo 505HC with heart rate monitor and cadence sensor, $579.00

Also Shown: Magellan Echo HR Running Watch
Echo is the first running watch that utilises smartphone fitness apps to their full potential by wirelessly connecting them to your wrist. With real-time fitness data streaming directly from your smartphone to the watch display and the ability to remotely control connected apps, Echo keeps you informed and in control during any run.

Echo is an extension of your smartphone, simultaneously displaying fitness data, notifications and achievements that display on your smartphone. Using Bluetooth Smart to wirelessly connect with smartphones, Echo shows elapsed time, distance and other fitness metrics at a glance. Echo gives you control over a variety of smartphone functions including start, stop or lap on your fitness app, and next song, play and pause on your music stream or playlist.

It's the first smart watch designed for running with a ruggedised design and water-resistance that can withstand adverse conditions. When you're not running, Echo is an everyday watch. A replaceable battery means there's no charging. Echo is always ready to go.

Recommended retail price: $199 with heart rate monitor.

All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability

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