Samsung Gear Fit is a the Health and Fitness Band More than a Smart Watch

Samsung made a splash at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona by announcing the Galaxy S5.  Apart from the new flagship Android device, however, the Korean company unveiled three wearable tech devices – the Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Fit.  The Gear 2 and Gear Neo have been featured in a previous post in this blog.

Samsung Gear Fit

The Samsung Gear Fit is a health and fitness device more than a smartwatch.

The Samsung Gear Fit is different in appearance from the Gear 2 and Gear Neo in that it has a slim display, requiring users to view time and other info in an awkward horizontal orientation.  The Gear Fit runs Tizen OS and has a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display with 432×128 resolution, Bluetooth 4.0, a replaceable strap and an IP67 rating.  This means that the Gear Fit is water and dust resistant.  The Fit’s battery life is set at for days, so it lasts longer than the Gear 2 and the Gear Neo.

Samsung Gear Fit Press

Samsung Gear Fit Black

The Gear Fit sets itself apart from the other Gear watches by offering functions that focus on health and wellness, making it a bit similar to health bands from other manufacturers.   The Gear Fit is not really meant to work with smartphones the same way the Gear 2 and Gear Neo are, although there are still notifications.  It’s apps and features include Notifications, Media Controller, Pedometer, Exercise, Heart Rate, Timer, Stopwatch and Settings.

The Gear Fit will be available in April, but pricing details are available at this point.  Expect this to be available in the Philippines around the same time it becomes available internationally.

Samsung Gear Product Specifications:

Display 1.84” Curved Super AMOLED (432×128)
AdditionalFeatures Pedometer, Exercise, Heart Rate, Sleep, Stopwatch, Timer
Notifications (SNS, 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

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  • Peter Cruz

    Wow, this is great! I checked at goods.ph for the price of the samsung gear fit and I found it very affordable. This smart watch has competitive features the heart rate, sleep, stopwatch and timer that is very useful for everyone. It’s also dust proof and water resistant. I’m planning to buy It at the start of the school year. Thank you gadget milk for this wonderful post!