Heartbeat Analytics by Firstbeat Powers New Samsung Products

Samsung Galaxy S5 with Heartrate Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S5 with Heartrate Sensor

One key new feature announced with the Samsung Galaxy S5 was the heartrate sensor. Located below the camera on back, the sensor grabs data from your fingertip and analyzes it to give heartrate feedback. The sensor – also in the Gear Fit, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo – is powered by Heartbeat Analytics by Firstbeat, and they’ve provided more details!

Here is some information from the press release:

“The technology analyzes how your body is actually working, and offers user-friendly feedback for improving your physical fitness, tailored to your own level. No more guesswork, the product will for example tell whether your exercise is sufficient to maintain or improve your fitness level,” says Aki Pulkkinen, Director of Consumer Technologies at Firstbeat.

The Firstbeat technology uses the heartrate sensor along with advanced heart rate variability (HRV) modeling to model the user’s physiological state at the time of measurement. It allows it to be more than just a heartrate sensor.

Firstbeat is in all of the new Samsung products, and also in recently released Garmin GPS watches, and other new health technology devices.

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I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!