Some of these videos are almost like gadget porn. Showing such great shots of the device.
The gear fit has a long, thin screen rather than a square. That might make it tough for developers to squeeze apps on there
Exec: Gear Fit redefines the category. It's not like any healthband out there. This is the world's first curved, Super AMOLED touch display on a wearable device (another first!)
Exec: Gear fit is 27 grams. Can swap out the straps
That screen really did look good when I had a play with it. The actual device can just be popped out so you can choose from a load of different straps
Exec: Straps are also hypoallergenic. .. Can stay up to date with instant notifications on Gear Fit too. Can reject call, control alarm and use quick message reply. These things aren't possible with other fitness bands. Compatible with 20 Galaxy devices.
It does notifications too. I'm wondering what really sets it apart from the gear 2
Exec: Gear 2 and Gear Fit have a built-in heart-rate sensors
(So it looks like Samsung still isn't making its smartwatches/fitness band work with non-Samsung devices. That's pretty different from other wearables makers.)
That heart rate sensor doesn't check blood pressure, it uses a special light to SEE YOUR BLOOD GOING THROUGH YOUR VEINS. Seriously.
Exec: Since all Gears interact with the S5, important to note health and fitness data tracked on device with S Health. Data on nutrition, weight, can be entered manually
Exec: Galaxy S5 comes with ANT+ so can sync with smart scales, etc.
Exec: Asking camera to zoom in on area right under camera. Area looks like a flash but it's actually a heart-rate sensor (very half-hearted applause there)
Exec wraps up his primer on fitness for new devices
Now on to accessories - Cover selections, wireless charging options, new Samsung headphones.
Samsung has it's own range of premium headphones. Who knew? Well, we all do now.
Samsung Galaxy Gifts -rewards from WSJ, Bloomberg Businessweek, Box, Blurb, Evernote, etc
"Happy Christmas, dad, here's your Samsung Galaxy Gift". I hardly think so
(not sure what that is - maybe the preloaded free offers that Samsung includes with its devices. Like including free upgraded Dropbox storage, etc)
Ayme joins marketing exec back on stage.
Ayme: Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit - these devices are SAmsung's commitment and vision to creatae expereinces that matter the most to us all.
Still, it's a cool lineup of stuff and I'm super keen to try them all out
Available April 11 in nearly 150 countries. Embracing change and enabling it. Our curiosity will only grow as we continue to push the boundaries to meet the needs of customers around the world.
No big surprises here, but I can't wait to check out the Gear Fit for myself.
Well, looks like that's about it! It's been emotional.
Thanks for tuning in, everyone!
Thanks everyone for joining! We're off to see if there are any Samsung Galaxy drinks!
Well...many thanks to Shara, Sarah, and Andy for braving what turned out to be a very difficult event