Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Active, a rugged, durable smartphone with US Mil-STD-810G certification, is now available in Canada. It has the features you’ve come to expect from the Galaxy line, such as Ultra Power Saving Mode, a built-in heart rate sensor, and the Samsung KNOX Workspace, all wrapped up in a shock, water, and dust resistant casing.

The phone is also resistant to salt, humidity, solar radiation, and rain, though I suppose that last one goes along with the water resistance. The phone can be immersed in up 1m of water for 30 minutes. The 16MP rear camera allows you to capture all your adventures and the 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen automatically adjusts brightness and contrast to help you see the screen clearly wherever you are.

The Galaxy S5 Active offers a 2.5GHz quadcore processor, 2.1MP front camera (along with the aforementioned rear camera), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, NFC, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, a 2800mAh battery, a range of sensors and camera features, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

This phone is totally built for an active lifestyle. It’s got a range of health-centric features and a build that’s just begging to be roughed up. You shouldn’t be afraid to take this phone with you no matter what physical activity you’re engaging in, and since we’re talking about Canada, I just mean hockey.

Check out the full press release below to see everything that the Galaxy S5 has to offer.

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Samsung GALAXY S5 Active – Tough Enough for Work and Play

The newest smartphone addition to the Samsung GALAXY line up is
engineered for on-the-go and on-the-job adventure

MISSISSAUGA, ON September 15, 2014 Samsung Canada, one of the leading suppliers of smartphones to Canadians, announced today the Canadian availability of the Samsung GALAXY S5 Active. A rugged and powerful smartphone powered with innovation that can be taken anywhere, the GALAXY S5 Active is built to last with US Mil-STD-810G certification and is designed to keep pace with any lifestyle. Thanks to the shock, water and dust resistant casing , the GALAXY S5 Active is the ultimate device for the most demanding environments from bike trails to the field office. It even has a unique mode that instantly launches adventure-related features, like compasses and maps, conveniently onto one screen.

The Samsung GALAXY GS5 Active is an important addition to Samsungs extensive smartphone portfolio because not only is it an ideal choice for Canadian consumers with active lifestyles but its also tough enough to take from the jobsite to the slopes and anywhere in-between, said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President, Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada. The smart, powerful GALAXY S5 Active is built for life on the go and built to last.

Featuring a modern design with a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, the GALAXY S5 Active offers users a variety of features that take the active user from work to play:

Tough enough for any user: The GS5 Active is US Mil-STD-810G certified making it salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation and thermal shock resistant

Take on the Elements: With IP67 certification1 the GALAXY S5 Active withstands the effect of dust and the effect of water immersion of up to 1 m for 30 minutes meaning Canadians can go from the mountain to the ocean with ease.

Capture Every Adventure: The HDR feature allows active users to balance colour and light, or create more depth by selecting which elements to focus and blur. The 16 megapixel rear-facing camera with digital zoom and a full editing suite make it easy to capture the perfect on-the go moment.

Stunning Clarity in Every Environment: Whether at the jobsite, office or mountain, the GALAXY S5 Active 5.1 Full HD Super AMOLED screen automatically adjusts contrast and brightness levels to keep your content vibrant, clear and rich.

Active Living: The built-in heart rate sensor, together with the S Health app, make it easy to track your fitness progress while counting your steps and receiving on-demand nutrition tips.

Stay connected from anywhere: When access to power outlets are a luxury, the Ultra Power Saving Mode2 feature conserves battery life when you need it most by switching to a black and white display and limiting app options, getting up 24 hours on just 10% battery. Severe weather alerts are also available to keep users updated on extreme conditions.

Separate Work and Play: Like having two devices in one, Samsung KNOX WorkspaceTM creates a virtual, separate and more secure space on the GS5 Active that lets users keep business data more safe and maintain productivity on the road. The secure TrustZoneTM is a tamper-resistant area of the ARM processor; backed with FIPS 140-2 certified ODE and VPN ensuring your data-at-rest and data-in-transit are more secure.

Business On-The-Go: Turn your Samsung GALAXY S5 Active into the ultimate mobile office with Locqus Field Service Management solution. Locqus makes it easy for field service businesses – like electricians, contractors, home repair service technicians and others – to schedule and dispatch jobs, track employee location and get real-time status. Locqus billing feature also allows easy and fast acceptance of debit and credit card payments from customers right on the spot, through Moneris Solutions. The free Locqus app is available for download on Galaxy Apps or


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