A fitness essential from MWC: Samsung Gear Fit

February 25, 2014

Being one of the biggest tech events of the year, the Mobile World Congress happens to be home to some of Samsung’s greatest releases. This year is no exception as Samsung revealed the Galaxy S5 along with a new addition to wearable tech: the Gear Fit.

 As Samsung’s third wearable device, the Gear Fit follows the releases of the Gear 2 and Gear Neo yesterday at MWC. Unlike its siblings, the Gear Fit is more focused on health and fitness. It actually resembles other wristband heavyweights like the Fitbit Force and the Nike+ Fuelband SE, with the difference being that it comes with a smoother design.

Sporting the first curved AMOLED display on a wearable device, the Gear Fit’s 1.84-inch display (432 x 128 screen) complements its three changeable straps quite well. The available strap colors include black, orange and mocha gray.

You can receive regular notifications from your smartphone including SMS and e-mails along with health-related data. Samsung wanted to target its health-conscious consumers when creating the new wristband.

The Gear Fit’s IP67 waterproof rating means users don’t have to fret putting it to work under the rain. It has several features including a heart rate monitor, stopwatch and timer, and pedometer.

Although there is still no word on how much the Gear fit will cost, Samsung states that it will be available for purchase worldwide starting this April.

by micha
Micheline has a a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate and cappuccinos, an almost obsessive-compulsive aversion to dust on Blu-ray discs, and a passion for regularly playing tennis on her Nintendo Wii. Matched with her love of writing, she is the Editor of T3 Middle East's Levant English publication and English website, and the Associated Editor for the GCC English publication.