Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Samsung Announces Addition To Wearable Line: The Gear Fit - Fitness Band

Samsung just the other day announced a couple of new Gear watches, but today, they've also announced a new addition to the wearable-tech-line, the Gear Fit.

The Gear Fit is a dedicated Fitness band to take on the Nike Fuelband, and FitBit bands, featuring; a 1.84” Curved Super AMOLED display screen (at 432x128). A typical battery life of 3~4 days. Including features: Pedometer, Exercise, Heart Rate, Sleep, Stopwatch, Timer. You can also see Notifications (SNS, Call, E-mail, Apps) on the band.

“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.”

The funny thing about Samsung's Gear Fit design is, a lot of tech writers, myself included, when we saw a fan-made concept idea for the 'iWatch', were saying just how awkward a vertical screen with the writing on the angle would be when wearing it on your wrist. You can never even read the time properly without tilting your head, or bending your arm in some awkward position. Designer, Todd Hamilton, 'fixed' this problem with the idea to turn the writing vertically.  

Samsung's Gear Fit will be available from April. 

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