MWC 2014: Samsung Gear Fit is one smart fitness tracker and smartwatch
Today at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung released their lightweight and sleek fitness tracker called Samsung Gear Fit. The fitness tracker is designed in such a way that it looks good but still manages to deliver high-end fitness tracking capabilities, along with the capability to deliver instant notifications like incoming calls, emails, SMS, alarm etc. from Galaxy smartphones. After launching the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches on first of MWC 2014, Samsung is clearly indicating its leverage towards wearable technology infused into perfectly designed gizmos. Having a very ergonomic curved design that fits perfectly to the contours of the wrist makes this fitness tracker a notch above other similar gadgets like Huawei TalkBand B1.
It functions like a full-fledged fitness tracker but with the added functionality of a smartwatch too with the OLED screen showing important notifications like incoming calls, emails, SMS messages, S-planner etc. as they prop-up on your Samsung Galaxy phone. Samsung gear Fit has a battery life of around 3-4 days and it can measure a wide array of fitness metrics including pedometer, exercise level, heart rate and sleep time. Additionally it also functions as a stopwatch and timer when needed.
Samsung is planning to reveal Gear Fit on 11th April 2014 for an unrevealed price but we assume it is going to be under $200.
- Real time fitness coach that encourages one to toggle the speed of running
- Measures the heart rate in real time and syncs on Galaxy smartphones
- Light weight and comfortable to wear compared to other fitness trackers
- Water resistant and can be used in any conditions
- Quality AMOLED touchscreen with vibrant colors and wide viewing angles
Where it lacks
- Doesn’t have a camera, microphone or speaker
- Only works with Samsung Galaxy phones
The wrap up
All in all the Samsung Gear Fit seems a better option when compared to Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo for fitness enthusiasts. Also when compared to other fitness trackers, this one seems to be a notch better. Once the pricing is revealed by Samsung only then the fate of this fitness tracker can be gaged.