Is the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit right for you? These videos could help you decide

by: Jonathan FeistMarch 10, 2014
Galaxy S5 Gear 2 Gear Fit Official Hands-on Videos

Foregoing any Broadway and Bollywood theatrics, Samsung has posted videos of the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and the Gear Fit. The videos are pleasantly simple, offering a hands-on overview and walk-through of some key features of each device. Best of all, the real-user feel and normal day-to-day functions presented will leave little question as to how these features work and, more importantly, if they will work for you.

In the Galaxy S5 video, we get a quick introduction to the phone itself, then dive straight into features like camera operations, the new Download Booster, fitness functions and more. This is not a full how-to guide, mind you, just an easy to follow overview of the functionality.

The Gear 2 and Gear Fit share a single video. The same look, feel and feature overview is presented, covering some basic functions, then diving into handling of notifications and the actual fitness tools available.

What we have here is an interesting and extremely useful third entry to a trio of video advertising concepts. We are all familiar with mainstream TV commercials, product announcements and excited first-touch hands-on videos from various news sources, such as our own Galaxy S5 video from MWC last month. Part two of this trio was launched last week when Samsung put out a different pair of Official Introduction videos that highlight key features of the Galaxy S5, the Gear 2 and Gear Fit.

The first two video advertising concepts described above offer product teases and simple feature lists set to exciting and pleasant music. They are fun, but only serve to get us excited about the devices. What I love about this third set of videos is the human connection in the thorough explanation of the device features. After watching the videos, you are left with the feeling of “I can do this.” They leave no mystery to the devices, just a comfortable understanding of what a function is actually used for and if it fits into your device usage lifestyle. Now all we need to do is wait until next month when we can start to purchase these devices.

What do you think, with a few features explained and de-mystified, is the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and/or Gear Fit right for you?

  • The Doom Master

    Galaxy Gear Fit nice device and features but 199 euro is too much for this device..

    • Aniruddh

      How do you know it’s 199EUR? If it is, then get a Pebble Steel instead. Looks + functionality + cheap = winner.
      That being said, Galaxy Fit is probably the best looking smartwatch out there now. Waiting for iWatch to roll out.

  • K

    and it runs tizen. I hope it goes android.

  • koko1

    galaxy s5 for me, gear 2 for my brother :)

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  • turboguy

    Never believe official videos
    They make even a lizard look sexy ;p

  • madmills92

    Seriously, mooore Samsung articles, this place is turning into one big Samsung advert

    • W1z

      You do know that your post makes you sound like a retard or an ignorant idiot.

      • madmills92

        Check through the recent articles , Samsung related articles are almost 1 in 3 , they get far more press then any other android oem

  • V-Phuc

    Don’t get me wrong. Samsung and/or Google make wonderful devices or OS, but not these POS. Don’t fall for these gadgets, the same applied to Google Glass! Marketing ploys make EVERYTHING look sex and practical. Ask yourself this, you already have a do-it-all device (aka smartphone), isn’t it enough? Lugging around 2 devices doing the same functions is stupid to me. Failed!

  • Groud Frank

    Samsung is really maturing. You can see it in their recent product releases and their adverts. They are starting to emphasize UX instead of this mindless, zombie-like specs race and showing a human connection in their ads instead of bashing the competition. The fact that they didn’t stick 3GB of RAM into the S5 is what really impressed me. Samsung and to a much lesser extend, Motorola(with the Moto X), are the only two Android OEMs that are currently displaying the maturity to true challenge Apple’s dominance, brand loyalty, fan-base.

    • apianist16

      You, sir, are spot-on. Almost every other manufacturer scrabbles around to try and attract attention. Samsung and Motorola advertise their features over their specs, and so create more user-friendly devices. However, Samsung does bash Apple regularly in their commercials, (thought I would point that out). :)

  • W1z

    The Power Saving mode is one of the reason I’ll go for s5 from my note 2 plus that awesome focus feature.

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