July 21st, 2015
In addition to the two new Samsung Gear smartwatches we got saw a few days ago, Samsung is actually showing us something new in its wearable line: The Gear Fit, a combination smartwatch and fitness tracker. It’s svelte and slick—and potentially the gorgeous functional wearable we’ve been waiting for.
The new Samsung wearable has a curved Super AMOLED touchscreen display measuring 1.84 inches. Its dimensions are 23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm, and it weighs just 27 grams—half the weight of Samsung’s lightest smartwatch to date, the Gear Neo.
The Gear Fit replicated many of the functions of the Gear we’ve already seen, including the capability to receive incoming calls, emails, SMS messages, alarms, as well as notifications from S-planner.
Besides the form factor change, it’s not immediately apparent what sets the Gear Fit apart from its brethren. It’s got built in Gyrocope, accelerometer, and heart rate monitor. The Gear Fit can measure a host of fitness metrics, including pedometer, exercise level, heart rate, sleep time, as well as a stopwatch and timer.
The Gear Fit has a 210 mAh battery which Samsung says will get it 3-4 days of battery life.
All in all, it looks like a very interesting device that’s sleeker than the clunk Galaxy Gear/ Gear 2 that came before. Sadly, it appears it only works with Galaxy devices.
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