At MWC 2014, Samsung announced the Gear Fit, the first fitness bracelet with a number of smartwatch features.
Alongside the Galaxy S5, Samsung has also unveiled another wearable device called the Gear Fit. The smart bracelet is aimed to fitness and health, but also enriched with several smartwatch features. It will be also available in store starting April 11.
The design seems far-fetched from the uniqueness since we have already seen some concept rumored as Apple’s iWatch. In fact, the Gear Fit, aesthetically, appears as a more subtle and refined version of the smartwatch.
Samsung’s smart bracelet is the first wearable device featuring 1.84-inch curved touch AMOLED display with a resolution of 432 x 128 pixels. Other hardware features include Bluetooth 4.0, accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate monitor and a 210 mAh battery, ensuring three to five days of autonomy in a single charge.
“Samsung understands that the next generation of wearable mobile solutions must directly reflect of the diverse interests and needs of consumers,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “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.”
Like the Galaxy S5, the Gear Fit is also water resistant and weighs 27 grams. It comes with interchangeable straps in black, orange and mocha grey so you can pick your color accordingly. The product is designed for those who want to stay fit and healthy without sacrificing their style and on go connection, and will go toe-to-toe with FitBit and the Nike FuelBand.
The Samsung Gear Fit doesn’t have a camera, microphone and speaker, but can be paired with a smartphone by Samsung to receive phone calls, notifications and alerts – typically almost all smartwatch features – that make the device more complete.
Furthermore, the smart wearable also include a virtual fitness coach who will encourage you to be fit as well as the ability to measure your heart rate in real-time. Connecting with the Galaxy S5, you can also sync the band with Health 3.0 app.
The Gear Fit will debut in April along with the Galaxy S5, but the South Korean giant hasn’t shared any details about the pricing or bundled offers. Since it doesn’t seem a complete smartwatch, it should cost less than the Gear 2.
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