Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit


Samsung isn’t known for its restraint, but that’s what struck me most when spending time with the new Galaxy S5 smartphone and Gear Fit activity tracker.

Don’t get me wrong – the Galaxy S5 is still packed with more features than most smartphones and the Gear Fit shows more information onscreen than just about any other activity tracker. But there’s a bit more control here than Samsung has shown in the past, and it makes for devices that are relatively refined yet still exciting.

Galaxy S5 lock screen

Let’s start with the Galaxy S5. There were leaks aplenty ahead of today’s announcement, and in a way, the GS5 fails to live up to some of the hype that surrounds it. I think that’s a good thing.

The display, for instance, measures 5.1 inches, a nearly imperceptible difference from the 5-inch Galaxy S4. And it features 1920 x 1080 resolution, the same as…

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