Get the Inside Track on the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Gear Wearable Availability

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February 24, 2014

Shane KitzmanStaff Writer


Best Buy is in Barcelona today for the reveal of the new Galaxy S 5, which is water resistant.
(Photo credit: Allister Jones)

Samsung is making headlines at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday with the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S 5 smartphone and a trio of new wearable Gear devices – the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.

“Samsung has updated the Galaxy S 5 to match customers’ needs and wants,” said Best Buy Vice President of Marketing Allister Jones from the event. “It’s sleek with a 5.1-inch screen, it has excellent battery life and great camera features. This phone is most definitely evolutionary.”

You don’t need to be in Barcelona like Best Buy is today in order to get the inside track on these new Samsung devices.

Just visit and sign up to receive text message notifications when the Samsung Galaxy S 5 is available for pre-sale and when it’s ready purchase at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile and on The new Gear wearables line-up also will be available at Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy and on

Monday’s event in Barcelona also showcased three new Gear wearables. (Photo credit: Allister Jones)

Oh, and when the Galaxy S 5 and its accessories arrive this spring, be sure to check out the Trade-In options that turn your used mobile phone into an immediately redeemable Best Buy gift card worth as much as $200.

Customers have the choice of carrier and plan when they shop at the more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores. In addition, knowledgeable Best Buy blue shirts and Samsung Experience Shop consultants can help consumers determine the best carrier and plan for their needs and understand how Samsung’s suite of products work together. It’s a win-win.

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Get a first look at the Galaxy S 5 from all angles (photo credit: Allister Jones)

Here’s what to expect from the Galaxy S 5:

  • It’s water and dust resistant
  • Built-in fingerprint sensor unlocks and locks the phone
  • It has the world’s first built-in heart rate monitor, providing real time data before and after exercise by placing a finger on a sensor by the rear-facing camera.
  • S Health lets consumers access health info, track and map workouts and make and track healthier eating choices
  • Full 1080p HD 5.1-inch display
  • 16 megapixel rear facing camera

Here’s what the Gear Fit brings to the table:

  • Curved super AMOLED touch screen display
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Interchangeable bands
  • Instant notifications – view incoming calls, texts, and emails
  • Built-in heart rate sensor
  • Fitness manager with real-time activity coaching
  • Track progress in S Health app

Here’s what the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo offer:

  • Water and dust resistant
  • 4 GB of memory, making Gear 2 a standalone music player. Leave your phone behind, play music for your work out.
  • Built-in heart rate sensor
  • Enhanced battery
  • Interchangeable bands