Go Case-Free with the GS5 Active

Félicitations to Quebec’s Sophie Beauchamp, the winner of our Samsung Galaxy S 5 Active smartphone ‪contest‬!

Dustproof and water-resistant, the Galaxy S 5 Active has a rugged design engineered for the outdoors. Run in the rain, camp in the desert, dig in your garden – and you don’t need a bulky protective case. It even has a unique mode that instantly launches adventure-related features, like compasses and maps, conveniently onto one screen.


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The GS5 Active features the first-ever built-in heart rate monitor, and together with the S Health app, it makes tracking your health and fitness goals a lot easier. You can also use S Health to get on-demand nutritional information and the built-in pedometer helps track your steps and calories burned.

It is US military certified, so it’s salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation and thermal shock resistant. It can handle water immersion of up to 1 m for 30 minutes.


The HDR feature of the camera 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 on-the-go moments.

Full HD Super AMOLED screen automatically adjusts contrast and brightness levels to keep your content clear in all light conditions.

When access to power outlets is 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.

Everything you need to know about the GS5 Active is here. Samsung Canada is the official electronics partner of Whistler Blackcomb.