A few weeks ago, around the time I started going back to the gym to work out, I was sent a Samsung Galaxy Tablet from Verizon Wireless. I had never used a tablet before -- I knew what they were, but didn’t see really where that piece of technology would fit into my life. See, I already had a netbook and assumed I would use one in similar situations as the other.
There were a few places, though, where the netbook couldn’t go. The tablet, was much thinner and certainly more mobile, and with the Verizon Wireless 3G wireless connectivity, I could take it wherever I wanted to get unfettered internet access.
When I exercise, I rely heavily on listening to something -- music, podcasts, really anything to keep me focused on not working out. The Andrioid-powered Galaxy has the Sititcher-app available, and I had downloaded the Google Reader application, so I could get all my news, stories, features, and everything else I was accustomed to reading, but now I could read where I wanted and when I wanted with the tablet.
I placed the Galaxy on the elliptical’s small ledge took full advantage of the easy zooming capabilities, which made reading at the gym incredibly easy (at least something there now is easy). Anything that allows me to be more productive than I normally am and makes my life easier is a no-brainer, right?
The Samsung Galaxy tablets don’t just have to be used in the gym either. My wife and I have both found using the 3G-powered or WIFI web connection capabilities great for long car rides, looking up a quick recipe in the kitchen, or watching videos while we travel.
Get it for yourself, give it as a gift-- it doesn’t matter. The tablet is one of those things you never think you need until you’ve used it. I don’t think I can do another 45-minute session on an ellipitcal again without one.