If you’ve snagged one of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Active smartphones, you’re probably in need of some new accessories. Here are five of our top picks for accessories that every Galaxy S5 Active owner should have.
1. Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Fitness Accessory: Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit
In the video above, the Wall Street Journal reviews the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit.
As we pointed out in our main article about the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, AT&T is giving people who buy the S5 Active a $50 discount on the Galaxy Gear Fit wristband tracker.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit is the slimmest of this generations’ Galaxy Gear offerings. The Gear Fit allows you to quickly respond to notifications and track your heart rate. You can easily customize the look of your Gear Fit, which makes the experience feel more personalized. Given the fact that the S5 Active is designed for outdoor and fitness use, a Gear Fit just makes sense.
Want a deeper look at this wristband? Check out CNET’s review of the Galaxy Gear Fit.
2. Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Charging Accessory: ReVIVE Solar ReStore Solar Charger
Get a closer look at this solar charging accessory in the video above.
Since the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is designed to withstand the demands of a rugged outdoor lifestyle, it stands to reason that traditional chargers might not be as useful to S5 Active owners. A solar charger makes more sense for people who are outdoors more than they are indoors, and this ReVIVE solar charger from Accessory Power definitely fits the bill.
3. Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Car Kit Accessory: Obliq EX Dashboard Car Mount
Learn more about this versatile car kit accessory in the video above.
The Obliq mount is compatible with any smartphone up to six inches. Despite being a bit bulkier than the regular S5, the Galaxy S5 Active is still small enough to fit in this cradle. Whether you spend a lot of time in the car for work, or love to take long drives on the weekend, this helpful car accessory is worth investing in.
4. Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Charger Accessory: PowerGen External Battery Pack
Check out an unboxing and review of this battery pack in the video above.
This PowerGen pack holds a whopping 6000mAh charge, allowing you to charge multiple phones, or recharge the 2800mAh Samsung Galaxy S5 Active’s battery repeatedly. If you love your Android device but wish you had better battery life, this external battery pack is a smart buy.
5. Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Camera Accessory: CamKix Universal 3 in 1 Camera Lens Kit
Learn more about this camera lens kit in the video above.
This cool kit offers three different lenses that snap on the outside of your phone, and transform your phone’s ho-hum camera into something more creative and powerful. It includes a fish eye lens, a macro lens, and a wide angle lens.
Note: The wide angle lens is paired with the macro lens. You must gently unscrew the wide angle to reveal the macro power beneath.