Samsung’s going all in on health with a built-in heart rate sensor and fingerprint reader on its new S5 smartphone model.

This article titled “Samsung Galaxy S5: can fitness and fingerprint sensors beat Apple?” was written by Samuel Gibbs in Barcelona, for theguardian.com on Monday 24th February 2014 19.00 UTC

Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S5 Android smartphone aims to ditch gimmicky features for a fingerprint sensor and heart rate and fitness tracking.

The slightly larger and more powerful smartphone has a fingerprint reader directly under the home button, which will unlock the smartphone and authenticate PayPal payments, taking the fingerprint-reading battle to Apple, its chief rival in the smartphone market.

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