On The Flip Side With Samsung

Fitness

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is the latest and greatest foldable phone on the market and WH was fortunate enough to get an exclusive sneak peek to explore all its incredible tech wonders. Let me tell you, it’s nothing short of amazing!

As soon as I laid my eyes on it, I couldn’t help but feel a rush of nostalgia from the early 2000s when flip phones were all the rage. Alongside those lowrise jeans and chunky knotted necklaces, the Galaxy Z Flip5 is a true throwback to a time we thought was long gone.

But don’t be fooled; this phone is not merely a blast from the past. It’s here to revolutionise the way you live, encouraging you to embark on a wellness journey in style. Let me share some of my favourite features:

  • Comprehensive health tracking: Monitor fitness progress and vital stats with ease.
  • Camera access from watch: Remotely control and utilise your phone’s camera directly from your smartwatch, ensuring you never miss a precious moment.
  • Seamless integration: The phone, watch and earbuds work in harmony to enhance your wellness journey.
  • Health-enhancing apps: Access tools for calorie tracking, hydration, stress management and more.
  • Stress reduction: Use guided breathing exercises and relaxation features to manage stress.
  • Quality sleep tracking: Gain insights into sleep patterns for improved rest.
  • Water and dust resistance: The phone stays protected in various environments.
  • Impressive battery life: Dependable power for all-day adventures.
  • Compact and portable: Fits easily in your pocket for on-the-go activities.

It’s technically fun!

Capture every moment with precision

Now, you’re probably wondering, “How’s the camera?” After all, we’re the ones snapping pictures on hikes, runs and adventures, right? Well, the Galaxy Z Flip5 boasts a 10MP front camera and two 12MP lenses at the back. But that’s not all; it even offers night mode photography, which is a game-changer for those exhilarating night runs through the city.

Pocket-sized tech for your active lifestyle

“This little pocket-size device fits perfectly into my running belt,” says Chamain van Zyl, WH Digital Editor. “If you don’t have access to the watch and you want to run with your phone, it is super compact.” It’s your ideal companion for hiking, cycling, or any adventure you embark on. 

Selfies never looked so good

Let’s talk about the front screen, dubbed the FlexCam. No more flipping open your phone to capture that perfect selfie. You can effortlessly utilise the powerful 12MP cameras and see exactly how your shots will turn out without the hassle of constant retakes.

Plus, the camera syncs seamlessly with the Galaxy Watch6, letting you capture selfies and videos right from your wrist. It’s the ultimate tool for jet-setting influencers and on-the-go adventurers.

“I must say, the FlexCam is a game-changer for me. It’s a feature I didn’t know I needed until I tried it,” says Chamain. “The convenience of capturing the perfect selfie with a live preview, all while syncing seamlessly with the Galaxy Watch6 is simply remarkable. It’s like having your personal photographer on your wrist, ensuring you’re always in the frame and looking your best. I can’t imagine going back to the old way of taking selfies after experiencing this level of ease and innovation.”

Stress-reducing features and sleep monitoring

Wellness isn’t just about physical health; it’s also about managing stress and getting quality rest. 

The Galaxy Z Flip5 offers stress-reduction features like guided breathing exercises and relaxation techniques, helping you unwind after a hectic day. 

“I absolutely loved the breathing exercises! I incorporated them into my daily routine, setting short 1-minute intervals that I could easily squeeze into even the busiest of days,” says Chamain. “What impressed me the most was how tangible the results were. I had been grappling with a high stress level, symbolized by a persistent red bar on my device. But with consistent use of these exercises, I witnessed a remarkable shift. It was as though my stress levels were responding in real time to the calming power of controlled breathing. Gradually, the ominous red gave way to a much more reassuring green-orange hue.”

Additionally, the Galaxy Watch6 offers sleep tracking, so you can gain insights into your sleep patterns and improve your sleep quality. This holistic approach to wellness addresses not only your physical health but also your mental and emotional well-being.

Powerful wellness trio

The Galaxy Z Flip5, Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Buds2 work together as a powerful wellness trio. The phone pairs effortlessly with the watch, allowing you to monitor your fitness progress in real time. I could track my heart rate, sleep patterns, steps and more, all while staying connected to the phone. 

The Galaxy Watch6 syncs with fitness apps, helping you keep tabs on your goals and making it easier to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. And with the Galaxy Buds2, you can listen to your favourite workout playlist while staying aware of your surroundings, ensuring a safe and enjoyable exercise experience.

Health-enhancing apps and features

The phone comes pre-loaded with an array of health and wellness apps that cater to your well-being. Whether it’s tracking your daily calorie intake, monitoring your hydration levels, or even managing stress through mindfulness and meditation apps, this phone offers a comprehensive wellness toolkit. 

The Galaxy Watch6 complements this with advanced fitness tracking, including GPS for accurate outdoor workouts and ECG monitoring for heart health. These features empower you to take control of your health and achieve your wellness goals more effectively.

Music and motivation on the go

You can easily access your favourite workout playlists on your phone and play them through your Galaxy Buds2, which offers rich sound quality and stays snug during even the most intense workouts. 

The Galaxy Watch6 also has music storage and playback capabilities, eliminating the need to carry an additional device during your runs or workouts. 

“Another amazing feature that I simply can’t get enough of! You can enjoy your favourite music through the watch and earbuds while running, doing chores, and you don’t even need your phone!” says Chamain.

It’s the ultimate combination for the modern woman on the move, making the Samsung Z Flip5 an invaluable addition to your active lifestyle.

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