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As Apple and Google prepare their entries into the rising wearables space, Samsung introduced 3 new products into its already-seasoned line of smartwatches at Mobile World Congress this week. There’s the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, and now we have the Gear Fit.

We’ve already seen the 2 new Gear watches—they’re very similar to their predecessor in that they look, well, like watches. The Gear Fit, however, unveiled yesterday alongside the Galaxy S5, looks more like a cross between a smartwatch and a Fitbit Force fitness band…

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The first thing you’ll notice about Samsung’s Gear Fit is that its design is dominated by a 1+ inch curved AMOLED touchscreen. This is the first wearable we’ve seen with a curved display like this, and it’s extremely bright, vibrant and makes it really easy to read things.

And what kinds of things will you be reading? Well the Fit doesn’t have the camera, microphone or speaker of the Gear 2, but it can still handle all of your smartphone’s notifications. So in addition to tracking your physical activity, it will also alert you for calls, texts, etc.

Like the new Galaxy S5, the band is IP67 rated for water and dust resistance, so it should handle sweat and your post-workout shower without issue. Also like the S5, the Fit features a built-in heart monitor that measures in real-time and syncs with Samsung’s S-Health app.

Initial feedback for the Gear Fit has been extremely positive. Early reviewers say that it’s comfortable to wear, it’s really light and the display looks wonderful. Battery life may be a problem for some though, as Samsung is only promising 3-4 days (most bands get 5-7+ days).

If you’re interested, the Gear Fit is slated to land on April 11, but Samsung hasn’t said yet how much it’ll cost. It has said though that the rubber strap is interchangeable and will come in a variety of colors.

What are your thoughts on Samsung’s new Gear Fit?

  • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

    much stupid.

  • jimmy bo bob

    do they realise which direction people read watches? needs a 90º turn…

    • BozzyB

      nope it doesn’t. they even thought further:

  • Dante Arellano

    Non one of those androides does fitness o sports so another ugry samesung shite device

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  • BozzyB

    Apple lost this one again. They are just too slow and don’t have their own technology to be a step infront of the competitors.

    • N&LH

      Apple is not too slow & they have not lost. Apple is a company likes to work on product very carefully and get it right.

      Shamesung thinks who introduce product first is better. They want just to show we are the first to introduce this and that

      When you look at Gear fit. The watch looks like iWatch rumours.

      Shamesung is the most miserable company on the market. They have nothing new

      • BozzyB

        This is just one of the classic justification for Apple. The second one would be the user doesn’t need it if they don’t have it. Both are just excuses.

      • N&LH

        “why you dislike the gear fit when it looks like iWatch rumours ” Because Samsung is not able to come up with something new, they saw what Apple rumours is talking about then they try to do something might be similar.

        “This is just one of the classic justification for Apple”, this is not “classic justification” this is fact. Apple is one of the companies like to work on product until get it right. In this case you cannot accuse them by saying they are slow, because you don’t know what are the functionalities will be in iWatch.

        “user doesn’t need it if they don’t have i”, Samsung is not the first company to introduce smart-watch.

        Once Apple unveils iWatch, Samsung will copy it.

      • FAIL. Rumors aren’t Apple’s designs; they’re just fanboy wishes. ‘Cause a company is paying attention to those wishes, you think they’re miserable? Such dingbat logic you have…

        What rumor are you even comparing this to? The nike fuel-band like stuff is the only close rumor by it having a stretched screen. and last time I checked, that’s not Apple’s design either.

      • N&LH

        I know rumours are not Apple design. However, It looks similar to what the rumours think how the design might look like. What about the heart rate sensor? We know that Apple is working on something similar to this thing. So, they just put the sensor to say “We are the first” .

        My logic is not “dingbat”. Everyone has opinion. You should respect all opinions.

      • Similar in what sense? Having a rumored feature of the Apple iWatch implies they’re copying Apple? Sounding really naive. There are many other Smart Wearable the that have had heart rate monitor since last year, why don’t you say Apple’s copying them? What if the iWatch shows notifications, that’s copying other SmartWatch based on your logic. What if it tracks steps, that’s also copying other SmartWatches.

        Please just stop with the copying nonsense. It gets old and make you look like some mumbling iDiot.

      • N&LH

        “ou look like some mumbling iDiot.”you know what, sometimes it’s hard to talk with an idiot

      • BozzyB

        – Apple orientates theirselfs on other designs for an iWatch. They did not invent it. Therefore you can’t say that Samung took the iWatch design. Moreover Samsung are the ones who really posses a curved display – Apple does not.

        – Apple does not do a product “right” at all. You can’t take this as a scale.

        – Apple will copy it.

      • N&LH

        hehehehehe, I have question for you. Did I say Apple invented smart-watch? If yes, show me where did I write it?

        “Apple does not do a product “right””, are you sure what are you talking about ?. If Apple does not get it right. So, do you think Shamesung does that. Please don’t say that because it’s really ridiculous.

        “Apple will copy it”, You mean Samesung will copy iWatch. Shamesung cannot survive without copying not only Apple but copying all competitors.

        Until now we have seen anything new from Shamesung

      • BozzyB

        Just use a Samsung or Sony phone and you will see what can be done better. Claiming to be right without have experience with other devices is not convenient.

      • N&LH

        some of my friends and my brother have Samsung. They have many problems with their devices

      • N&LH

        “Samsung are the ones who really posses a curved display – Apple does not., I have another question, Shamesung launched a phone which featured curved display. Can you tell me what are the amazing features that has?. Look at the verge and see what did they say when Shamesung & LG introduced a phone has curved display but both don’t have special features?

        Apple has brought a lot of things to the market . Did Shamesung brought something new to the market ?

      • BozzyB

        yes – a watch with curved display. That was the reason for developing this type of display. Not a phone.

      • N&LH

        Do you work at Samsung ?. Did they tell you that?

      • BozzyB

        No. I don’t even have a Samsung product.
        I try to do an unbiased discussion.

      • N&LH

        How did you come up with this “That was the reason for developing this type of display. Not a phone.”. ?

      • BozzyB

        The prototypes of curved displays show different scenarios – not only a phone. Also I do not understand why the curved LG or Samsung phone show no innovation? The innovation is the curved display. Or did you see this somewhere before?

      • N&LH

        I didn’t say curved display is not innovation. And I have not seen that before. But when Samsung and LG introduced the curved display in a phone. They didn’t introduce new features with the curved display

      • N&LH

        Just a phone has curved display.

    • Rowan09

      What exactly did they lose? The Gear Fit isn’t trumping other fitness bands from what we can see it’s just an addition. The S5 is an s upgrade when it’s suppose to be a big upgrade with a new design. I said it before and since Samsung has the spotlight we’ll see what they do and it’s been pretty much the same thing for the past 3 years. It just goes to show innovating is not as easy as they want you to think.

      • Hyr3m

        Whaaaat ?

      • BozzyB

        …curved display

      • Rowan09

        Why is curved display so important? The Pebble was the first widely popular smart watch and Samsung released the Gear last year with the Note 3. I’m not sure if the iWatch is real but being late would mean they stand no chance to catch up to the competition. We can all agree smart watches haven’t really taken off yet.

    • jack

      Would you really wear that……. all I want to carry is my iPhone

      • I wouldn’t, but not because it’s Samsung, but ’cause SmartWatches just don’t have enough exclusive features to justify their price tags. Most of what they offer is easily done on my iPhone, and I’m not in need nor want for more minor task redundancy.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    I dont think the hardware is too ugly, the screen is intended to function as a “strip” but it is (it looks) bulky. It is too narrow for my liking, but i say it is not too shabby. Not a bad product in my opinion.