Samsung gets active with the Gear Fit

By Adam Zeis on 24 Feb 2014 02:03 pm
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Samsung has added to the fun of their new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches with the Gear Fit. The Gear Fit is more fitness band than watch and offers the best of both worlds. It's sporting some great fitness tracking abilities thanks to the built-in heart-rate monitor, gyroscope and accelerometer, and also allows you to control media and receive notifications. 

The Gear Fit has a 1.84" superAMOLED curved display and Bluetooth 4.0. The 210mAh battery should give you around 3-4 days of life on a single charge. It's also IP67 rated and allows for changing of the strap between orange, mocha grey and black.

Gear Fit Specs:

  • Display: 1.84” Curved Super AMOLED (432x128) 
  • Additional Features: Pedometer, Exercise, Heart Rate, Sleep, Stopwatch, Timer 
  • Notifications: (SMS, Call, E-mail, Apps) Schedule, Smart Relay, Media Controller 
  • Changeable Strap 
  • IP67 Dust and Water Resistant, 
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® v4.0 LE 
  • Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro, Heart Rate 
  • Dimension: 23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm, 27g 
  • Battery: Standard Battery 210mAh 
  • Typical Usage 3~4 days, Low Usage up to 5 days

Like the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, the Gear Fit is due out this April.

 

Press Release

Samsung Expands Industry-Leading Wearable Line with Samsung Gear Fit

New device blends style, fitness and convenience to provide ultimate connectivity for the active mobile consumer 

Barcelona, Spain - February 24, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced the Samsung Gear Fit, the industry’s first curved, Super AMOLED wearable device for the active consumer. The Gear Fit offers the unmatched convenience of Samsung Gear technology with the most comprehensive fitness tools available, empowering consumers stay physically active without sacrificing personal style or mobile connectivity. 

“Samsung understands that the next generation of wearable mobile solutions must directly reflect of the diverse interests and needs of consumers,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “In response, our Gear product portfolio continues to expand with unique devices for a wide range of lifestyles, including the new Gear Fit designed to help those consumers striving to live more fit and active lives without sacrificing their own personal style or their ability to stay connected on the go.” 

Whether used as a standalone or companion device, the Samsung Gear Fit puts people in charge of their personal and active lives while staying connected so they never miss a moment. The ultimate modern fitness solution The Samsung Gear Fit was designed to comfortably contour to consumers’ wrists while offering a vivid Super AMOLED display. It provides much more than an everyday fitness band, keeping consumers up to date instant notifications from Galaxy smartphones such as incoming calls, emails, SMS, alarm, S-planner, third-party apps while consumers are on the move so they can stay connected. Changeable straps in Black, Orange and Mocha Grey will let users express their individual style, changing the look of the Gear Fit to match their outfit or mood for any type of activity. 

The sleek new Samsung Gear Fit provides the superior connectivity benefits of Samsung wearable technology with a custom, real time fitness coaching to provide unique, personalized advice and workout recommendations. 

The Gear Fit will be available globally starting from April. Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com or m. samsungmobilepress.com.

Related: Gear Fit News

Reader comments

Samsung gets active with the Gear Fit

8 Comments

3-4 days and only compatible with Samsung phones? My Fitbit Force last 2 weeks and works with many Android smartphones running BT 4.0. Didn't they learn anything from the poor roll out of the smartwatch?

At least with the Gear and Gear 2 you can read it like a normal watch. And not a single editor from any tech site I've read has mentioned this. Everyone picks it up and holds it in their hand with the screen horizontal. It will be worn vertically though. I hope there is an option to change screen orientation. So awkward. So dumb.

I've seen your posts in several different articles on different sites and I have to hope that no one at Samsung is that stupid. It's got to turn vertically. I hope...

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Yes, it's annoyed me so much that I can't help voicing it over and over haha

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I noticed this as well, though I'm not so sure this is a bad thing. 90% of the time it may be more legible than a standard watch. Instead of the traditional two step motion (slide arm forward, rotate 90 degrees) to view the watch face I believe all you need do is slide your arm forward to see the screen. If you're not wearing clothing that obscures the display it should be readily visible. Won't know until I see it in use, but that's what I'm thinking.

p.s. it absolutely sucks that these devices only work within the Samsung ecosystem. It smells like an Apple.

The fit would work best with the display on your inner wrist, I like the design. But if for some reason the pulse monitor doesn't work like that (I can't see why it wouldn't), they screwed up IMO.

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Agreed, while I'm sure Sammy will open it up to other Android devices, leaving only a couple of features Samsung only.

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