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Best wearable of MWC 2014: PhoneArena awards

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Best wearable of MWC 2014: PhoneArena awards
Wearable devices are all the rage this year, and there were quite a few of them at Mobile World Congress, but was there really any single break-through one? We looked through all the announcements to pick the one that is worth of being awarded as the "very best wearable of MWC 2014," and this symbolic award goes to… the Samsung Gear Fit.

The Gear Fit is the first wearable device with a flexible AMOLED panel and it looks really novel and sleek, like a timepiece from the future. Its colorful 1.84-inch display (it has a resolution of 432 x 128 pixels) will definitely draw the eyes of passers-by, but it’s also touch-enabled and features an interface specifically optimized for the small screen and the needs of a wearable device.

The Gear Fit runs on a very simple operating system (not Android, nor Tizen) that allows you to check your phone notifications, but in addition to that, it also has fitness-oriented functions like a step counter. This simple OS allows the Fit to last three to four days on a single charge, while the Gear 2 smartwatch lasts just two.

Finally, the Gear Fit works with multiple Samsung devices (but no phones from other brands), and is the first wearable device that seems to take a leap in the right direction towards that futuristic ideal for a wearable gadget.

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posted on 28 Feb 2014, 09:33 8

1. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


If Samsung adds support of non samsung devices then this is the best wearable of all time

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:40 5

4. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


It was awarded the Best Mobile Device in MWC.

http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-gear-fit-named-best-mobile-device-mobile-world-congress

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 09:34 5

2. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 309; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I want one

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 09:35 4

3. hassoups (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


This is what the Gear should have always been in my opinion, but i see how others would like the gear as a direct replacement of a timepiece on their wrists. Pre-ordering this one with the s5

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:43 2

5. HouTexan (Posts: 313; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Can't wait to get my hands on it.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 12:27

6. jaspergrantus (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)


Bias!

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 12:46 6

7. Achilis (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


This was one really good product from Samsung. The design is superb. Really wants to buy one to pair it with my awesome Note 3. Release it quick and take my money Samsung.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 13:05 6

8. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


This is one of the main reasons I am so amped for the arrival of my Note 3 this coming week!!! I love my Sony Smartwatch 2, but this thing just blows it out of the water.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 15:08

9. -box- (Posts: 3801; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


This looks neat, but I'd like to see what Nokia/Microsoft or other WP accessory makers would create to rival it or work with WP.

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