We have talked about Samsung’s Galaxy S5 more than once, but somehow details regarding a surprising hidden feature have been revealed only now. We are talking about the fact that the handset can double as a baby monitor when paired to a Galaxy Gear smartwatch. This feature is actually built into its software and can successfully pick up the cries of your newborn and sends out an alert. This is the first time we have ever heard about baby monitoring capabilities on a smartphone, so details are scarce at the moment, but this doesn’t have to mean that this is all that we know.
Baby Monitoring Feature – Samsung’s Surprise
As you can already imagine, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 baby monitoring feature is intended to be used as a parenting aid and there’s an explanation regarding the lack of any details about its presence up to now. The baby crying detector option can be found on the handset’s accessibility menu, so it’s a little difficult to find it, not to mention that Samsung didn’t say a thing about it in its promotional campaign. But maybe the company just wanted it to be a surprise! And yes, its plans turned out well!
From what we know at this point, this feature uses Galaxy’s microphones to detect the baby’s cry by sending a vibrating alert to your device paired with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. This function works best when the Galaxy S5 smartphone is placed one meter from your baby, in a room with as less background noise as possible.
More about Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Specs and Features
And this isn’t the only reason that should determine you to buy this Galaxy S5 handset! This new model also comes with a fingerprint reader, a heart-rate monitor and a set of impressive specs including a large 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD (1920x1080p) resolution and a powerful 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 series processor. When it comes to its 13 MP primary camera with 4K video recording support and fast autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds, we can only guess that it will meet your expectations! And don’t forget that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 features Android 4.4 KitKat version along with the fresh TouchWiz UX, having a flat interface that reminds us all of NotePRO.
So, is baby monitoring a top priority for you? Then, this handset doesn’t seem to be a bad choice at all, but be careful. Galaxy S5 was previously rumored to come with a special foldable design, but these assumptions were far from reality. We practically have a device that looks as its S4 predecessor, coming in a plastic body and nothing more than that.