Samsung has announced yet another wearable device today at MWC (Mobile World Conference) called the Gear Fit. This device is a slimmed down version of the new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo that were unveiled late Saturday night. This new smart-watch is more focused on the fitness side of things with its wide array or sensors, which Samsung looks to be betting on for the upcoming years.
The Gear Fit features a 1.84-inch curved AMOLED display, which help conform to user’s wrist more naturally. The Fit also utilized a rubber strap, hinting that different sized bands as well as an array of different materials could be seen in the near future. Samsung will also provide several different color choices for the rubber strap, making the Fit a nice fashion accessory as well.
Software and Features
As stated earlier the Gear Fit is heavily focused around the fitness industry. The Fit offers pedometer, heart rate, sleep and other activity monitoring and also features a built in accelerometer and gyro. It is also capable of handling incoming notifications from SMS, calls, email and apps, but it and is said to last three to four-days under normal usage. The improved battery life in this little device comes thanks to Samsung’s own operating system, Tizen (Just like the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo).
The Gear Fit is everything you would want and expect from a sleek and stylish fitness tracker, but is also packing some nice smart-watch features as well. The only thing we have negative to report at this time is that we wish it was compatible with no Samsung devices as well. However if you are a Samsung owner or really like the style of the Fit, it will become available to nearly 150 countries on April 11th.
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