Samsung Releases “Hands On” Videos of Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit

March 9, 2014 - Written By Ray Greer

We all got a glimpse of a few devices that Samsung is planning on putting on store shelves in April. However, at MWC we didn’t get much in the way of details from Samsung short of the features and specs, and maybe we haven’t seen everything yet. Still, Samsung is making sure to show off their Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit all over the web. Now we have a couple of videos that are branded as “hands on” though they come from Samsung, and don’t go into every detail. The Video about the Samsung Galaxy S5 covers many of the features of the device. Starting with design and ending with the fingerprint scanner, the video totals almost eight minutes long. The video is clearly a promotional video, and not like the gritty and honest hands on video we will surely have for you as soon as we can. However, this video does show you what the features are aimed to do. The part that is lacking, is real life use and conclusions of functionality. Then there is the video that shows off the Gear 2 and Gear Fit.

The table from the Samsung Galaxy S5 video has been moved into a new room it would seem, still we have a promotional video. This video starts with the Gear 2 and a hands on of the features. We aren’t seeing Tizen on this device, at least not in the video, however, it is rumored to be updated to Tizen soon after release. So who knows if it will look the same OS wise. They also are sure to show how the Gear 2 connects to your device, and ease of use. Don’t forget, they have to shout out to S-Voice, and it seems to work seamlessly. Again, this is a promotional video, so we will have to wait and see if it works as smoothly in real life as it does in the video.

Next up we have the Gear Fit. After about six minutes of discussing the features of the Gear 2, we see the Gear Fit. They start with the design, and how interchangeable the straps are, and how this “personalizes” your Gear Fit, to fit your “personal taste.” Obviously, the features that need to be talked about most in this video, will revolve around working out and staying fit. Afterall, this is the goal of this device, so heart rate monitoring is a big aspect of this device. Samsung also wants to show you that the Gear Fit, works similar to the Gear 2, as far as connectivity is concerned. The Gear Fit, will connect to your Galaxy Smartphone. Gear Fit, will not only help keep you active and healthy, but will allow you to accept or decline calls, and send preset template messages in response to texts. Notifications are readily available, not only from your smartphone but from “various apps” as well. Over all the videos are worth a watch, especially if you are still on the fence about the devices. This may not help you make a final decision, but it will at least better inform you of what Samsung is trying to do with these options.