This week saw Samsung unleash a range of new tech, including the Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone, plus three new Gear smartwatches. At Mobile Choice we've spent the week playing with the S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit, and below is a gallery of images to help you learn more about each new device.
We're yet to see the Gear 2 Neo, but rest assured we'll get our paws on it soon enough.
All of Samusng's new smartwatches feature a heart rate monitor, seen on the rear of the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, below. You can also see the Gear 2's metal clasp mechanism, which is fully adjustable and should fit wrists of almost any size. We found both the Gear 2 and Gear Fit to cater for wrists both larger and smaller than most conventional watches.
The Gear 2 has a 2-megapixel camera on the top of the device. Because the camera has been moved from the strap, where it was on the original Galaxy Gear, this means you can swap the strap. In fact, any conventional 25mm watchstrap will fit the Gear 2.
The Gear Fit's curved screen catches the light more than we'd like, but it's a small complaint - the display is beautifully crisp and bright enough to overcome most of the glare and reflection problems.
At almost 60mm tall, the Gear 2 is larger than almost all conventional watches, and you will struggle to keep it hidden below a shirt sleeve. Expect fellow commuters on the Tube to notice your massive smartwatch...
The Gear 2's strap design isn't a million miles away from the back of the Gallaxy S5, which in black is considerably more subtle than the "glam" gold and metallic blue versions. A phone to suit all tastes.
A single Home button is your only tactile interaction with the Gear 2 - the touch screen does the rest, and the watch wakes up with a flick of the wrist.
The heart rate monitor takes around five second to get a reading, during which time you must remain still and quiet, as instructed by the watch. Readings are saved and can be synced to the S Health app on the Galaxy S5.
Charging the Gear Fit and Gear 2 requires attaching an included dock, into which a microUSB cable can be inserted. It isn't an ideal solution, as we had hoped Samsung would give the watches a microUSB port of their own. Ten points to anyone who manages to go a year without losing the dock.
Our full reviews of the Gear 2 and Gear Fit will be online soon, along with a hands-on with the gold Galaxy S5, which is exclusive to Vodafone.
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