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Samsung Announces Gear Fit Fitness Wearable With Curved AMOLED Display

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Alongside Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S5 today, the company also introduced a new fitness band called the Gear Fit. The Gear Fit comes in two colors, sports a curved AMOLED display, shows you notifications, and tracks things like steps, your heart rate, sleep, and more.

The device resembles a fitness band, but almost creates its own category by tossing in that big curved AMOLED display. This will be a product to keep an eye on for sure. Do we need fitness and smartbands to do more than just show numbers or do they need full displays like this?

The device will arrive in April with the GS5 and the new Gear 2 watches. 

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Press Release

Samsung Expands Industry-Leading Wearable Line with Samsung Gear Fit

February 25, 2014

New device blends style, fitness and convenience to provide ultimate connectivity for the active mobile consumer

Barcelona, Spain – February 24, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced the Samsung Gear Fit, the industry’s first curved, Super AMOLED wearable device for the active consumer. The Gear Fit offers the unmatched convenience of Samsung Gear technology with the most comprehensive fitness tools available, empowering consumers stay physically active without sacrificing personal style or mobile connectivity.

“Samsung understands that the next generation of wearable mobile solutions must directly reflect of the diverse interests and needs of consumers,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “In response, our Gear product portfolio continues to expand with unique devices for a wide range of lifestyles, including the new Gear Fit designed to help those consumers striving to live more fit and active lives without sacrificing their own personal style or their ability to stay connected on the go.”

Whether used as a standalone or companion device, the Samsung Gear Fit puts people in charge of their personal and active lives while staying connected so they never miss a moment.

The ultimate modern fitness solution
The Samsung Gear Fit was designed to comfortably contour to consumers’ wrists while offering a vivid Super AMOLED display. It provides much more than an everyday fitness band, keeping consumers up to date instant notifications from Galaxy smartphones such as incoming calls, emails, SMS, alarm, S-planner, 3rd party apps while consumers are on the move so they can stay connected. Changeable straps in Black, Orange and Mocha Grey will let users express their individual style, changing the look of the Gear Fit to match their outfit or mood for any type of activity.

The sleek new Samsung Gear Fit provides the superior connectivity benefits of Samsung wearable technology with a custom, real time fitness coaching to provide unique, personalized advice and workout recommendations.

Specs and Features:

  • Display:  1.84” Curved Super AMOLED (432×128)
  • Pedometer, Exercise, Heart Rate, Sleep, Stopwatch, Timer
  • Notifications (SNS, Call, E-mail, Apps)
  • Schedule, Smart Relay, Media Controller
  • Changeable Strap
  • IP67 Dust and Water Resistant,
  • Connectivity:  Bluetooth® v4.0 LE
  • Sensor:  Accelerometer, Gyro, Heart Rate
  • Dimension:  23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm, 27g
  • Battery:  Standard Battery 210mAh, Typical Usage 3~4 days, Low Usage up to 5 days
  • Viet Hoang-Tran

    I like how it looks. Now if it wasn’t Galaxy only…

  • Ajmcnicol

    Looks cool..but two issues
    1.) Runs a “live os” like feature phones..no tizen or android so no app development.
    2.) It lays ACROSS your wrist so its perpendicular to your arm vice parallel. All works and numbers will be sideways to you at all timesand u have to look “down” your arm to read it properly.

  • 213ninja

    does anyone know if this one is running Tizen?

  • jim

    how much , how much,, I want one

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    If sammy put the ir blaster in this and worked on compatibility this would be a gem.

    this is what i want google or someone the come out with. a little bit wider so GNow cards look good on it. What if google took the icons out of the navigation bar and made it a gesture area? Bang. It would make the watch navigation and tablet navigation smoother and look better. More voice to send text stuff, maybe if they can blur out typing and that all it takes.

  • Synacks

    I’m just curious about price. The most recent price of the Galaxy Gear 1 is $150. So let’s say the Gear 2 is $200. I’d say the Gear Fit shouldn’t be more than $150. I’d buy it if it were priced properly.

  • Bionicman

    I think they scored a home-run with this Gear fit. Just give us a good price (50-150 range?) and i think it’ll be a big hit. I really like how they included notifications on it. i could care less about all the fancy features. its small, sleek and has the features that are important to me. very cool.

  • Adam

    So do I hold my arm straight out to read it, or just turn my head way sideways?

  • Bryan Burch

    Heart rate monitor? Yay! Samsung only compatibility? Boooooooooo!

  • cgalyon

    As said by others, if this only works with Samsung devices (seems likely), then that will be disappointing. The device is otherwise quite interesting. Not so interesting that I’m going to buy a Samsung phone. There are alternative devices available. Samsung seems to overestimate their market position.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Looks really nice. Only thing that actually impressed me today.

  • MichaelFranz

    After my recent demise wth jawbone and their UP band this is very intriguing. I myself have a somewhat “new” focus on fitness and being the techy nerd i am, i love this. I do wish it would be compatible outside of samsung devices, but ehh, we’ll see. Im temped by the new S5, but not sold yet. I am going to wait for reviews to come out and maybe wait for some quick price drops. a month or so after launch.

  • panicswhenubered

    Why is the display the wrong direction? hahaha

  • Tony Byatt

    These new Gears are really nice…

    Gear Trio Win…S5 Fail…

    smh…

  • Mark

    How are you suppose to look at this thing in landscape mode? Seems very awkward. Go ahead try it out, pretend like it is on your wrist…good luck twisting your arm to be able to look at the display.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      i could imagine screen rotation for the ui. software upgrade maybe

    • Brian Garlick

      what are you talking about?? I’ve had a nike fuelband+ with a landscape only display for some time, and it’s incredibly easy to read this in landscape mode. Put your arm out directly in front of you and look at your wrist. You have the wrist directly perpendicular to your face, or close there to.

  • chris_johns

    meh…prob only works with galaxy devices and prob last a day…i like my watch on the left and i want a fit band (like the nabu or w.e it was called) on the left…this is like two watches youd look like a dope

  • wmsco1

    We were blind sided on that one….Galaxy Fit! I will be waiting for in house review on that one for sure. Have to see the DL crew run the gambit on Gs5 camera. Will have to see if the hype is up to speed?

  • Miguel

    This looks good but it only works with Sammy products, they should rethink that.

    • ToddAwesome

      Seriously, I need to replace my Force and this appears to be a worthy choice, but not with my Moto X.

  • Wally

    Just taking a wild guess on prices but, gear 2 – $300, gear fit – $250, and the Gear Neo – $200.

    • Hero

      Why would the gear fit be more expensive compared to the neo? They have to be more aggressively priced because they have to push it fast in the small but fast-growing market

      • Wally

        I believe the Nike fuel band is around $250. That’s what I’m basing that off of. But I guess since you can still make calls on the Neo, it could be the other way around. I just bought the galaxy gear from best buy for $150. And it doesn’t look like there are going to be any decent apps for it any time soon if ever now. When I herd they were pricing these lower I thought maybe $200. But the more I think about it, the Neo is the same as the Gear minus the camera. So I don’t know.

  • chris kilps

    google please take this idea and make it run android

    • AbbyZFresh

      Already doing that with LG as we speak. They announced that a few days ago.

      • chris kilps

        I really like the design of this one

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    I’m interested in the Fit version, assuming the heart rate monitor actually works. I currently have a Polar FT4, and that thing works only when it wants to. Sometimes its perfect, sometimes it’s sporadic and all over the place (like displaying 190 when I’ve just started a warm-up), and sometimes it does absolutely nothing.

  • tu3218

    Absolute bust IMO requiring the user to have a Galaxy device. I’d be very interested to the pair this with my Moto X. Guess I will continue to look elsewhere.

    • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

      Where does it say Galaxy devices only? Curious, because this could be useful.

      • The Narrator

        It should be a given, with Samsung

      • tu3218

        In the event they stated you’ll be happy to know it will work on “20 Galaxy devices.” Turns out, I was not happy at all but purely disappointed. I think they’re going to realize their mistake because these fitness wearables are becoming more popular. There will be plenty of choices for everyone and Samsung is only shooting themselves in the foot by limiting it to Galaxy only devices.

        • Bryan Burch

          They would sell a *lot* more if they would open it up to the Android world. The fact that it has a heart rate monitor to actually monitor activity rather than arm swings and isn’t a clunky Garmin POS makes it attractive. However, even as a stand alone device as mentioned in the announcement, I can’t rule it out.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        Yeah I didn’t see it either. I’d like it for my One

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        At the press conference they said “It will be compatible with 20 Galaxy Devices” they didn’t say anything about support outside of that.

      • http://peoplewho.tumblr.com wireless G

        I’m sure those of us who have rooted Galaxy devices (or dev models) with AOSP roms will also be out of luck. Samsung’s business model makes me want to get an HTC.

      • mcdonsco

        Doesn’t need to say it at this point, its Sammy…

    • Raven65

      Agree 100% Samsung is becoming the new Sony/Apple with this proprietary B.S.

    • Nikuliai

      a pebble with a heart monitor would be freaking perfect

      • mcdonsco

        Or a fit bit with one…always surprises me the heart rate monitor is left out of a FITNESS band…wtf?

  • coh303

    This actually looks pretty sweet! If only I could use it on my G2… shame on you sammy

    • Maxim∑

      “low usage” meaning dont touch it and it will last 5 days

    • Guy Pierce

      I’m sure devs will have this available for use with most phones right after launch. So be patient my fellow G2 user.

  • AUSTEEEZZZ

    A better Fitbit

    • Thomas

      Minus the rash ;)