As we know Samsung GALAXY S4 calls itself to be more of a life companion. In that order Samsung has launched an array of cases and other accessories which can get involved in various aspects of our life.
Samsung has not clearly announced when any of the new accessories will arrive in stores, though presumably most will come to stores in April when the phone first comes to carriers.
Let’s get familiar with these accessories one by one.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 HEALTH ACCESSORIES
One very important area to keep Samsung Galaxy S4 involved in our life is through its health accessories. Holding it all together is the S-Health 2.0 app, which is designed to monitor and report on your body, talking to all of the available kit.
Samsung Galaxy S4 can help you achieve your fitness goals by monitoring your fitness levels during workouts and throughout the day. It also cares for your general health with sensors that automatically adjust the display and volume – depending on how you are using the phone – to ensure the optimal experience.
S Band fits onto your wrist and is designed to be worn at all times, monitoring your daily activity. It will record the number of steps you’ve taken, calories burned and distance travelled, so you can find out how active you are and adjust your daily routine if you don’t think that you’re getting enough exercise.
It’s also active while you’re asleep, monitoring how much you move during the night. This could be useful if you never wake refreshed, as you’ll be able to tell how restful your night’s sleep really was.
S Band is available in four different colours (pink, blue, brown and black) and is waterproof to 10 meters, so you can wear it pretty much everywhere.
This fitness band works in sync with the ‘S Health’ app on the Galaxy S4. The accessory syncs via Bluetooth to the Galaxy S4 when you’re not carrying your phone with you, such as when you’re playing sport.
The HRM is a hear rate monitor, which works with the Running Mate app. It checks your heart rate in real time, so you can see at a glance if your exercise regime is giving you a proper workout.
HRM is a black band that straps across your chest. It connects to the Samsung Galaxy S4 via Bluetooth. HRM works in tandem with the ‘S Health’ app on Samsung GALAXY S4.
It is a Samsung-branded body scale that measures weight and sends it to the Galaxy S4 via Bluetooth. This supports up to seven users via the S-Health 2.0 app, keeping track of your weight over time.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 CHARGING AND BATTERY ACCESSORIES
It’s not all about health and Samsung has a range of accessories to help you make the most of battery life and make the phone easier to charge. Here’s what’s been announced.
WIRELESS CHARGING PAD/COVER
The charging pad is, as you’d expect, a flat block that you lay our phone on. To get wireless charging, you have to replace the back of the phone with the new cover.
The wireless charging pad and cover is an optional accessory for the Galaxy S4 that requires a new back cover, as well as a dedicated wireless charger.
EXTRA BATTERY KIT
Samsung GALAXY S4 will provide an extra battery kit for the situations when you don’t have option to charge the battery. Samsung GALAXY S4ships with a spare battery housed in a carry case.
As the Galaxy S4 has a removable back and battery, it means you can carry around a charged battery with you and swap when you need it.
Samsung GALAXY S4 covers and Cases
S VIEW COVER/CASE
S View case is a cover for the Galaxy S4 which clips onto the side of the phone, opening like a book when you need to access the screen. However, it also has a window in it, so you can see notifications like the time, battery level and caller ID information on the phone without having to expose the screen.
The S View Cover also unlocks and locks the phone when its opened and closed
Protective Case will be available in bright colors, and is made of hard plastic and offers protection to the back of the phone.
The Flip Cover Case is also in a variety of colors and will give protection to the display of the Galaxy S4.
The Pouch case is a good choice for simply sliding your Galaxy S4 into for good all-around protection.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 OTHER ACCESSORIES
While most of the other accessories serve a practical or useful purpose, Samsung also announced some new fun accessories.
Samsung introduced a Bluetooth game pad that it simply called the Samsung Game pad. The controller looks strikingly similar to the Microsoft Xbox 360 controller with the same color face buttons. It will support 80 games at release and come with eight free games.
Mobile gaming’s big, so Samsung has announced the Game Pad, which turns your phone into a portable games console. The phone holder slides out the top of the Xbox-alike controller, letting you slide your phone into it in landscape mode.
The Game Pad connects via Bluetooth, so it will be compatible with any handset. Samsung states that the holder will take phones with screen sizes between 4in and 6.3in
These in-ear set contains two speakers in each headphone (woofer and tweeter), plus an inline remote with volume controls and a control button to answer and hang-up calls.