The Samsung Gear Fit – Hands on Review
Besides the launch of its most highly anticipated flagship device of the year, the GALAXY S5, Samsung had other surprises in store for us. We’ve already talked about the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo along with the S5 itself so now let us shift our focus onto the company’s next little marvel simply known as the Gear Fit. As the name suggests, the Gear Fit just like the Gear 2 and the Gear Neo is a smart watch….with a twist! The Fit, unlike the Gear 2 is Samsung’s first portable (and wearable) device that features a Curved AMOLED display along with IP67 Certification which makes the Fit (just like the S5 and the Gear 2) resistant to Water and Dust. Let us now take a closer look at what the Gear Fit has to offer;
Customizable Straps and Themes
Samsung Gear Fit offers you a variety of background colors, wallpapers, and clock designs for you to set according to your taste. The watch also features a cling on strap/band with interchangeable colors. Currently the Gear Fit is available in three colors: Charcoal Black, Mocha Gray and Wild Orange.
Instant Notification – Keeps you Connected
Just like its predecessor the original GALAXY GEAR along with its other compatriots, the Gear 2 and Gear Neo, the Samsung Gear Fit works as your perfect everyday companion and at the same time equips you with instant notifications of emails, SMS, incoming calls, & 3rd party apps to always keep you connected.
Simple yet useful Interaction
Other simple features include the ability to control your smartphone’s basic functions, such as, reject calls with messages, quick reply to messages and control alarms.
Fitness Manager – Your Personalized Fitness Motivator
It seems that Samsung have been focusing on health issues a lot these days and this is evident from the services its providing in not only the recently launched GALAXY S5 but also its companions including the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit. With the Heart Rate Sensor, Samsung Gear Fit gives you real time coaching to actively support and motivate you to achieve your fitness goals.
Extended Ecosystem – App & Device Compatibility
Samsung Gear Fit’s compatibility with a number of Galaxy smartphones and tablets plus a variety of 3rd party apps keeps you connected with your devices. Currently, the Samsung Gear Fit is compatible with 20 types of device models including the Samsung Galaxy S5 / Galaxy Grand 2 / Galaxy Note 3 / Galaxy Note 2 / Galaxy S4 / Galaxy S3 / Galaxy S4 Zoom / Galaxy S4 Active / S4 mini / Galaxy Mega 6.3 / Galaxy Mega 5.8 / Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) / Galaxy NotePRO (12.2) / Galaxy TapPRO (12.2/10.1/8.4) /Galaxy Tab4 (10.1/8.0/7.0)
Samsung Gear Fit Tech Specs at a Glance
- 1.84” Curved Super AMOLED Touchscreen Display
- IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Sensor
- Typical usage : 2~3 days, Low usage : Up to 4 days
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
With its trendy looks and smart features, the Gear Fit could make its presence in your shopping list the next time you are thinking of buying a smart watch which is not only light in weight but also acts as your perfect fitness companion whether you are hiking, cycling, sprinting/jogging or it could simply be anything that you ought to do in your daily lives. As far as the devices pricing is concerned, Samsung have not made any public announcements so far but we will find out once it starts rolling out along with the GALAXY S5, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo on April 11th. Stick around for more details!!