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Samsung Gear Fit Quick Look and Video Tour

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Outside of the Galaxy S5, our Samsung event was filled with people buzzing about the Gear Fit, Samsung’s new fitness tracker that has a curved AMOLED display. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around its design, but if anything, it has my attention.

The Gear Fit can check your heart rate, allow you to answer or ignore calls, shows notifications as they come in, tracks steps taken and other fitness goals, is IP67 dust and water resistant, can control media, and even has changeable wallpapers. For a fitness band, it really is feature packed. The battery life seems questionable at 3-4 days, but that’s at least better than the original Galaxy Gear could say.

Below, you’ll see Samsung take us on a quick tour of the device. 

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  • Dana Corbin

    For $200 why in God’s name does it not have gps tracking for runners? I’ll be keeping my Garmin thanks.

  • David Narada Brown

    3 to 4 days is a lil disappointing, but price will be the biggest factor. i am interested tho!

  • Skrewee Lewee

    Will Samsung PLEASE add a golf app to one of these wrist devices?! Once that happens, I will actually look into buying one.

  • panicswhenubered

    I still think the display is facing the wrong direction. What were they thinking?

    • Ben Edwards

      Couldn’t you just put it on the other way?

  • Chris Gulley

    they should make it compatible with iphones. im just saying.

  • OpinionatedChas

    Lovely looking device but for me the glaring and deal breaking issue is how do you read the screen?! Imagine this on your wrist and then try and crane your neck or elbow or wrist to view the data. At the very least, but even this is daft, the case itself should of been on a swivel edge.

  • asdfa

    looks great

  • DJ

    The AMOLED screen is really nice on this band. I actually preffer the way it looks over the gear smartwatch

  • Lee Winkler

    The more I think about this landscape thing….on the top of your wrist, where this is located is terrible to read…however…inside your wrist its perfect…wonder how many people will wear it like that..

    • Ryan N

      Hah. You’re so right. I just held up my wrist to imagine reading something landscape..

      HOW AWKWARD!

      So uncomfortable to hold your wrist in that position and then try swiping with the other hand. To convince anybody to avoid this purchase, all they would have to do is mime the unnatural gesture.

      Again, Sammy did an excellent job executing a poor idea.

      • michael arazan

        Too bad it doesnt have a 90 degree rotate and lock when you need it too

    • NexusMan

      1st world problems.

  • Trevor

    I was really hoping this guy would just incessantly swipe through the screens on the band the whole video.

    • Bald_Sasquach

      It would only be better if he had warts on the back of his hand! …..You had one job!

    • Ryan Powell

      I kept thinking “stop swiping!” the whole time during the video so when your comment was the first I read afterwards I burst into laughter. Thank you for that.

  • Thomas

    Did they say if it had Gorilla Glass or not?

  • jim

    Love it so far,

  • Ben Edwards

    Is this one running Tizen or Android? I’m assuming Tizen, since it’s not branded as a Galaxy device?

  • Agunimon

    It’s going to be awkward looking at this when you want to see the time or anything else.

    • Mario Lovato

      yes i agree they should have made it flip vertical and hopefully you don’t smash it up against anything bet will be alot for repair cost.

    • NexusMan

      This is not the 1st fitness band to have information displayed vertically.

  • sc0rch3d

    my OCD kicked in when i noticed he couldn’t stop swiping in one direction :-/

    • Dr Smithe

      That’s not OCD, that’s retardation.

  • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

    Anyone knows if it would work without a Samsung phone? I am looking for a continuous heart rate monitor that is water resistant. This one is almost perfect, if it works without a Samsung phone.

    • tu3218

      Nope, you need a Samsung phone for this to work. Keep looking unfortunately.

      • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

        Well, I’ve been looking to buy the Mio Alpha before the Gear Fit was announced. If the Gear Fit doesn’t work with non Galaxy devices, I would just fall back to get the Alpha. I wonder if my old Galaxy Nexus would work with it — probably not …

    • http://twitter.com/Jordan2348 Jordan2348

      in the presentation live on stage they said it would work with Galaxy devices and made no mention of supporting anything else so unfortunately my guess is Samsung only…..which means I’m out too

    • Intellectua1

      Razer Nabu

      • Dominick White

        Have they even set a date yet for its release.? I have been patiently waiting to buy one

  • droidify

    I like it. Will this only work with galaxy devices?

    • Agunimon

      Yup.

  • John T. Wildman

    Workout and run at least 5 days a week.This is gear I would interested in, guess the price would be the biggest factor.Like the watch, it’s nice to see some innovation even if it comes with a unattractive price tag. Don’t hate..is there anyone else doing it better than Samsung at the moment? You don’t have to agree, but even some of you brainiacs can do simple arithmetic.

  • jeff manning

    i will be wearing this thing upside down

  • Mario Williams

    My fingers are crossed that Moto makes one of these with Active Display (or something to that extent) to save on battery life.

    That said, this is still by far the best thing announced today.

    • Intellectua1

      Moto is a dead company dude, they aren’t making anything…

      • gintoddic

        false. they will be just branded as lenovo now. And they are currently working on building devices.

        • Intellectua1

          So does that make it Moto or Lenovo??

  • Dan Churco

    I would buy any of the Gear’s in a second if any of them had GPS.. I don’t want to take my phone on a run with me, and with out GPS it is useless

  • Radgatt

    So if I’m correct, Samsung has the Gear Fit, the Gear 2, and the Gear Neo? Counting the Galaxy Gear this is now 4 smartwatchs/bands in less than a year? Wow too many choices…

    • jeff manning

      i dont think samsung’s marketing team knows what cannibalization means

  • MichaelFranz

    I have to say that if i do end up with an S5, I will check this out. Until NIke brings fuel band to android this might be the best bet. I’ve had a nightmare with the jawbone up and fitbit force was just pulled off shelves so the only other options for now are the fuel band and this, and the older fitbit flex. I’m curious to see if they bundle some of these together for discounted pricing or if it will alway be seperate. Would be cool to see color matching bands to the S5 which im surprised they did not show. I still do not really get the orange look.

    Also i probably wouldnt like the gear 2 that much. I wear nice watches at times and at least this looks more like a health band then an actual watch, so wearing both on opposite wrists might be ok.

    • sirmeili

      My issue is that knowing Samsung, if you buy this, it will only work with their devices (and maybe only a subset of those). So when you upgrade your phone, you are either going to get a Samsung (that is hopefully compatible), or you’ll get another phone knowing that this is now pretty much useless (to a degree).

    • Chris Hughes

      strava.com

  • Tucker Nebel

    I’m gonna have say I’m more interested in this than anything else announced.

  • Adam Elghor

    Minus the childish icons this actually looks really nice