Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit offers more than your average wristband
Samsung have unveiled the Galaxy Gear Fit which is "the industry’s first curved, Super AMOLED wearable device." It's been designed to monitor all aspects of your workout and health, but it also provides much more than your average sports wristband.
"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.” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics.
The Galaxy Gear Fit - which can be paired with a Samsung Galaxy device or act as a standalone device - can monitor sleep, exercise, heart-rate and also acts as a stopwatch, pedometer and timer.
Information is relayed back to the user on the devices 1.84" Curved Super AMOLED display (432x128 pixels). You'll be pleased to hear that its waterproof and dust-resistant (IP67 certification), while the straps are changeable with Black, Orange and Mocha Grey colours available.
When paired with a Galaxy smartphone (using Bluetooth 4.0 LE) the Gear Fit keeps you up to date with your latest notifications including: calls, emails, SMS, alarms, S-planner and 3rd party app alerts.
Samsung's wearable device weighs just 27g and has dimensions of 23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95mm. That includes a 210mAh battery which delivers an impressive 3 to 4 days standby time in normal conditions, or up to 5 days with low usage.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit will go on sale globally in April, but there is no word on its cost. As soon as we get fresh information you'll be the first to know.
Samsung have fully embraced wearable technology at MWC 2014 having also unveiled the Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy 2 Neo smartwatches. Health also seems to a big part of their plans having incorporated a heart-rate monitor in their flagship Galaxy S5.