Samsung is working up the fitness mantra by launching not one but 3 devices with fitness apps. Samsung Gear, Samsung Gear 2 Neo and lastly Samsung Gear Fit. With the Samsung Gear Fit, Samsung has delivered the fitness-focused wearable device that is super light and is equipped to delivers all the notification benefits one would like to receive with your Samsung Galaxy phone. The device was also named the Best Fitness device at the Mobile World Congress 2014.
The Gear Fit is thin and has a curved design as compared to the other gear devices. The Gear Fit device is fitted into a rubber strap. The strap can be easily detached as Samsung suggests new strap design options will be available soon. Because of the curved shape, the Gear Fit sits comfortably across the wrist. This is important to maintain good contact for the constant heart rate monitoring feature. Its also necessary to have changeable straps to ensure you can use clean and fresh straps after prolonged use of the current one that can become sticky and sweaty.
The Gear fit has a Super AMOLED 1.84-inch screen with 432×128 resolution screen with amazing colours. You can also customize the phone and set default wallpapers and layouts or style to suit your preferences. You can also sync your Gear Fit to your phone and crop any image to create your own wallpaper to go fully custom.
The Samsung Gear Fit is a Bluetooth 4.0 LE device and is IP67 rated for excellent dust and water resistance. A heart rate sensor is on the underside which can be left active over extended periods. It also features general activity tracking for all your pedometric and gyroscopic needs. The Gear Fit includes personal fitness coaching options which integrate with the heart rate monitor to ensure you keep up the right pace to hit your targets. The Gear Fit is an all fitness watch and has no telephony, no integrated microphone or speaker, no camera, no infrared blaster.
With the Gear Fit you’ll get your notifications for calls, e-mail, SMS, alarm and the S-Planner. Samsung has also declared that the platform is open to third-party app notifications as well. For those geeks, the Gear Fit is 23.4mm by 57.4mm by 11.95mm and weighs in at a tiny 27g. Samsung claims that the battery will last three to four days for a “typical usage” and five days of “low usage.”
It is reported that the Gear Fit will be available along the other Gear devices from week 14, that is, from the 31st of this month however there is not word on the pricing details at this point. Additionally, the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will be rolled out to the market a week before the Galaxy S5 becomes available globally.
So what do you’ll think of this fitness device from Samsung????