Samsung releases detailed hands-on videos of the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit

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The Galaxy S5 is coming April 11 and there is so much to cover before you can get your hands on one that Samsung figured it'd best get you primed and prepped before its official launch.

The company published a series of contrived, exhaustingly thorough videos to help you get acquainted with its next flagship device, as well as two of its new smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear Fit.

The first video walks you through the various features of the Galaxy S5, including its screen resolution and video capabilities, camera modes, Wi-Fi and download booster, S-Health and heart rate monitor, ultra power-saving mode, and fingerprint reader. If you've been keeping up on your reading, you're likely already acquainted with most of these things.

Samsung also published a 9-minute "official hands-on" with its new smart watches, the Gear 2 and the Gear Fit. It's a bit more palatable, if only because it concerns two slightly unfamiliar devices. It covers topics like the interface on each device, their camera abilities, and fitness and heart rate monitoring. Interestingly, the Gear Neo is absent from the video.

There are more videos available at Samsung's official YouTube page if you're interested. While we're looking forward to trying out some of the new features of both the Galaxy S5 and Samsung's next-generation smart watches outside of a convention center, we just wish we could have some time to get excited about it. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

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