Samsung Gear Fit hands-on: a stylish and smart fitness companion


While the Galaxy S5 was the highlight of today's Samsung Unpacked event, it wasn't the only device that got demoed on stage. Along with its new flagship, the Korean company showed off its newest smart wearables, namely the fancy Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, along with the stylish and sporty Gear Fit. The latter, in particular, which is part smartwatch, part personal fitness tracker, caught our attention with its design. Samsung has really focused on making the Gear Fit stand out visually and to achieved the desired effect, the manufacturer has given it a curved profile. The result is a gorgeous wearable device that can easily attract the looks of people around you.

The curved profile of the Samsung Gear Fit is augmented by a beautiful, curved AMOLED display – the first to grace the face of a smartwatch – with high pixel density and vivid color representation. It measures 1.84 inches in diagonal and it has a pixel count of 432 by 128 pixels. And yes, it is a touchscreen, so you can effortlessly swipe from screen to screen as you track your fitness routine or read your smartphone notifications. 

As a wearable fitness tracking gadget should, the Samsung Gear Fit comes with an IP67 rating guaranteeing that the device is impervious to dust and water damage. It gets attached firmly to the wearer's wrist with the help of a rubbery band, but the device itself can be detached from it if needed. 

Feature-wise, the Samsung Gear Fit is built to be your fitness companion, which explains why it has been outfitted with all these sensors that let you monitor the effectiveness of your workout. The device is equipped with a pedometer, a heart rate monitor, and it can even monitor your sleeping patterns at night. When paired with a smartphone, the Gear Fit displays a variety of notifications, such as incoming texts and calls, ChatON messages, alarms, and calendar appointments. 

All in all, the Samsung Gear Fit is an impressive product and fitness junkies are surely going to like it. It is not only highly functional, but also outstanding when it comes to design and we definitely don't mind wearing one of these beauties in public. Needless to say, we're looking forward to testing the Gear Fit thoroughly once it is out on the market. We'll have to sit tight and wait patiently for quite some time, however, as the gadget won't be hitting the shelves before April. 

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