+ Friday October 18th, 2019


With Friday’s launch of the Galaxy S5 almost upon us, we’re starting to see a few launch day activities crop up. Telstra has announced that it’ll be demoing the phone along with Samsung‘s newest wearables – the Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo in Sydney on Friday morning at Hickson Road Reserve in The Rocks between 6am and 10am.

Attendees will be able to put the new devices to the test, and see how they stack up alongside some real athletes. Wendell Sailor (ex-NRL champion), Alex “Chumpy” Pullin (Winter Olympian) and Liz Cambage (Australian Women’s Basketball Olympian) will all be on-hand along with Samsung staff to demo the devices.

Sydney’s forecast for Friday morning is currently looking a bit wet, but hopefully it’ll clear up by the time it actually rolls around. Telstra’s advised us that they have wet weather cover should it be needed.

If you’re not sure where Hickson Road Reserve is, this Google Maps link might help.

I’ll be trying to get along there on Friday morning, and hope to see some of you there!

Will you be heading out to try Samsung’s new devices on Friday morning? Tell us in the comments!

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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Peter Kelley
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I wonder if the Vodafone preorders will arrive on Friday or be shipped on Friday

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