Best wearable of MWC 2014: PhoneArena awards

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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9 Comments

1. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

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

4. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

2. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I want one

3. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 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

5. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Can't wait to get my hands on it.

6. jaspergrantus

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

Bias!

7. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

8. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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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