Samsung Gear Fit seems to be a hit, initial stock reportedly sells out


While wearables are still far from being mainstream devices, it looks like Samsung’s Gear Fit is successful. According to Korean website MK and unnamed industry sources, Samsung produced an initial batch of 200,000 to 250,000 Gear Fit units, and it sold everything in 10 days (with 25,000 units being sold in South Korea only).

The Gear Fit costs $199 (or €199 in Europe), and is a hybrid between a smartwatch and a smartband. It runs a new OS developed by Samsung and called Real Time OS. The device has an attractive design - thanks to its curved 1.84-inch Super AMOLED display with 432 x 128 pixels. The Gear Fit also has a curved battery (developed by Samsung SDI) which can last 3 to 5 days on a single charge.

For those who may not know, the Gear Fit is compatible with no less than 20 Samsung devices: 12 smartphones and 8 tablets. You should check out our Samsung Gear Fit review to find out more about the device.

source: MK via Sammy Today

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37 Comments

32. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Novelty demands a premium price. And bored consumers demand novelty.

33. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Please tell us when it wont be a novelty...I can take a guess tho....

31. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

But someone told me today that smart watches werent going to be a hit until Apple did it...because all these other smart watches were inferior.... To a product that has yet to be released....

28. maxmppower unregistered

I heard it's not good. Nice display but the other functions are weak.

25. kylehudsons

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

have it... battery life 2 and a half days..... screen looks great especially the curve aspects.... been attracting attention and am loving it... IP67 is great as well.... been showering with it everyday and it still works... the only bad part is the fitness part where the pedometer is not as accurate as other fitness band i guess cause it recorded more steps than my galaxy s5 and i did bring my phone everywhere on me....

37. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hope the software get updated. I still waiting for a good fitness watch.

8. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

this is surprising, considering all the bad reviews it got

13. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

bad reviews? where?

14. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Actually almost ever reviewer praised it. Don't know what you're on about..

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If it doesn't have a fruit design specs. the BIAS reviewers they won't praise it.

35. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I saw bad reviews for it.

7. BCMWorld

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Samsung is king

34. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

of plastic

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

It's beautiful. but too expensive...especially if you're living in a not-so safe country, it's like a bait to those robbers.

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It's called Galaxy FIT, so if you are, you should be able to shake them off and a few calories. All the better I say.

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

No it's but not called galaxy fit.. It's called gear fit...it doesn't run android so it's not galaxy...

11. Cicero

Posts: 1166; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

A decent watch cost 200 Euro. Why not this piece of tech will cost less? Some discussion are pointless.

23. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Because this is freaking geeky when a nice watch is classy as he*l.

18. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

so that's a reason for people not to buy it? Then don't eat in fancy restaurants, drive a good car, dress well, etc... Your beloved Sony watch 2 was released for 199$, and I still remember the words of praise you lavished on it, and how the Gear was gonna fail competing against it. You should work on your mathematic's skills, because Sony's $199 is equal to Samsung's $199!

2. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I wouldn't mind one of these, but they are still too expensive. Phone companies need to stop seeing everything through the lens of a mobile phone. If RW can sell Moto G's at $150 unsubsidized, then Samsung can sell watches at $100 and make it work.

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Samsung always finds a way to make more money.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Marketing.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yup. And brand name.

9. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

No no no...not only marketing...gear fit looks sexy...it makes you want it when you see it..

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It looks good until it's on your wrist. Then it looks nerdy.

15. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Many blogging sites and commenters have been giving bad reviews and saying negative things about the gear fit. But, this just shows you that you can't keep a good product down with good marketing. Samsung makes great devices and even better marketing.

16. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Links please? not a single review I read or watched gave it a bad score, all of them praised it

17. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

engadget, verge,,

19. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

so engadget and verge are many? I just checked the verge's article, and the reviewer is full of crap, he says the touch screen is not responsive, where every other reviewer praised the responsiveness of not only the screen but also the OS. Then he starts nagging about the screen's dimensions, which is the selling point of this device. And yet when he wraps his article, he mentions as one of the good things about the device is the GREAT SCREEN, which he was bashing all the time. Plus he wants a piece of gadget that doesn't need charging every couple of days. As for the tracking accuracy, that's one part the Fit got the most praise from others, mostly for it's ability to differentiate shaking from running, where as the fitbit adds steps when it is shaked.

24. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Google "gear fit review." It's not that hard to find.

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