Summer is here and while there is temptation to disconnect when you get away, the right smartphone can actually help you make the most of your vacation time. With features for monitoring physical activity, awesome cameras to document your adventures, and apps that will help you do everything from get directions to learn how to start the perfect campfire, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is your ultimate road trip companion.
These features (and more) will help you make the best of your summer road trip:
- 16/32 GB storage: That’s a lot of storage which can handle thousands of your favourite tunes.
- 16MP (1/2.6”, Phase Detection AF) camera on the back: For your quick-shooting highway-side wildlife pics, posed photography next to the world’s biggest ball of twine, or epic panoramas from the top of your hike.
- Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture, Fingerprint, Heart Rate Sensor: All useful for tracking your fitness routine, your run up the Grouse Grind, finding your way on the trails, and plotting your course to the next Rest Area.
- I found that the large screen also allows you to focus on your surroundings while you take your photos or video so that you don’t miss any action to squint or adjust settings. The Selective Focus even allows you to remove photobombing squirrels from the background of your shots.
- Finally, it’s waterproof! You won’t want to submerge it for hours while you SCUBA dive but if you drop your Samsung Galaxy S5 into a puddle, into the shallow end of the pool, or dunk it to take awesome underwater video, it will still work! (Here’s some proof).
Whether you’re camping in Washington State, around home, enjoying a picnic in Stanley Park, or finding the best beach for swimming nearby, your Samsung Galaxy S5 will be great with a connection, with WIFI, or even in airplane mode (and used as a flashlight in the tent, which I have done).
Win a Samsung Galaxy S5
I have two devices to give away to two lucky readers, theirs to keep and start their summer off right! Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment naming your favourite road trip destination (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw two winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, July 18, 2014. Each winner will receive one device. Follow Samsung Canada on Twitter and Facebook for more information about the Galaxy S5. Prize does not include a service/carrier plan.
Update The winners are Sabrina and @intelli_sponge!