Just a day before the Mobile World Congress, Samsung unveiled the refreshed Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, but Samsung isn’t done with wearable yet.
As rumored before, Samsung released the Galaxy Gear Fit, a first wearable device from the Korean OEM with a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display.
“Samsung understands that the next generation of wearable mobile solutions must directly reflect of the diverse interests and needs of consumers. 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,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics.
The health-centric Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit comes with a bunch of sensors to helps users track the steps walked, heart rate monitor, track you sleeping hours, and more. The wearable also tells you the time, and comes with a stopwatch which may come in handy for fitness-oriented people. The heart rate monitor checks the heart beat after every ninety seconds and feeds it in the Samsung Health app on the phone, which can be connected using Bluetooth 4.0 LE technology.
The smartwatch can also connect to you phone and provide users with real-time notifications, including SMS, emails, calls and more. Galaxy Gear fit is also IP67 certified making it dust and water-resistant, a feature many people will appreciate. Samsung also uses the Smart Relay feature which is pretty interesting. The notification you are reading on the watch will open up on your phone when you will turn it on. There’s also a media controller app that lets you control the music on your phone from the band.
The only thing we don’t know at the moment is which OS runs on the Galaxy Gear Fit. However, developers can create apps that can run on the Galaxy gear Fit.
The smartwatch measures 23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm and weighs just 27 grams, and comes with a 210mAh battery with a battery time of up to five days on low usage. Samsung Galaxy Gear fit comes with changeable straps and is available in Black, Orange and Mocha Grey colors.
There’s no word about the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit, but it’s expected to hit the retail shelves globally in April, along with the Samsung Galaxy S5.
I’m not sure about the Samsung Galaxy S5, but I will definitely get my hands on the Galaxy Gear Fit.
Have a look at our Best Smartwatch 2014 guide for more information on the best smart watches available at the moment.
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