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Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories: Best official picks

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has just been announced. Want to know more? Here’s a round-up of all the best official accessories for the device:

Samsung has really gone all-out this time, with health accessories alongside cases, a wireless charger – and even a game pad.

Samsung Galaxy S4 S Band
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 S Band is an accessory that works on the S Health app and can be hooked up to the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. It’s fitted with a pedometer and helps track the your steps, distance travelled, sleep efficiency and calories burned.

Designed to be worn constantly, Samsung Galaxy S4 S Band fits happily onto your wrist, like a watch. The S Band will then send all the data recorded to your phone so that you can monitor and adapt your daily routine accordingly. Samsung Galaxy S4 S Band also has a waterproof design (to 10m) and is available in black, pink, blue and brown. As of yet UK pricing has not been announced.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Game Pad
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Game Pad is a Bluetooth game controller that uses NFC to pair with your phone, to play those lovely Android games. It offers a remote control function and can be docked physically to the phone. This allows gamers to use twin analogue joysticks, D-pad and four action buttons, similar to an Xbox 360 controller. Samsung Galaxy S4 Game Pad supports different screen sizes ranging from four to 6.3 inches.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Body Scale
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Following the Samsung Galaxy S4’s health conscious initiative, another accessory available is the Body Scale. This accessory allows the user to measure their weight and send it to their Samsung Galaxy S4 through Bluetooth. The accessory supports up to seven users and allows the user to check weight history with the use of the S Health app.
Samsung Galaxy S4 HRM
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The Samsung Galaxy S4’s HRM (heart rate monitor) is designed to help control how hard you’re working out, by monitoring your heart rate. It monitors heart rate in real time, allowing you to check outyour ticket while running using the Running Map app.
Samsung Galaxy S4 S View Cover

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The Samsung Galaxy S4’s S View Cover is a variation on the flip cover, which clips to the side of the phone. When you need to access the screen, the S View Cover opens like a book, although there is also a window in the cover which allows you to see notifications on the phone.   

Samsung Galaxy S4 Flip Covers, Protective Cover And Pouch
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Protection seems key on Samsung’s agenda for the new Samsung Galaxy S4. Alongside the S View Cover it has also released Flip covers, Protective Cover and a Pouch. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Flip covers are designed to offer protection for the phone, however unlike the S Cover it doesn’t have a window to view notifications.
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Protective Cover are designed with the accident prone in mind, featuring an extra durable exterior to prevent damage when dropping it.
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Samsung is also bringing out a Samsung Galaxy S4 Classic premium pouch, as a snazzier option to safe-guard your phone.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Wireless charging pad/cover
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging pad/cover is a flat block that, perhaps unsurprisingly, allows you to charge your phone wirelessly. In order to get wireless charging, you have to replace the back of the phone with a new cover.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Extra Battery kit
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The Samsung Galaxy S4’s other battery accessory is the extra battery kit. This gives phone users the option of having an extra battery, in case there isn’t the option to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Headset
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 headset accessory has a flat cable, which is designed to prevent wires from being tangled. The Samsung Galaxy S4 headset has been designed with two speakers in each headphone.
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