Among the many wearables being shown a few weeks ago at MWC 2014, Samsung was showing off what pretty much amounts to the world’s first digitized jewelry with the Samsung Gear Fit. The Gear Fit differs from many smart watches currently on the market in that it is targeting active consumers, helping to manage and monitor their fitness regime. Featuring an attractive curved AMOLED display, the Samsung Fit can be considered one of the very first digital wearables that is suited to women, a significant segment of the market that thus far have largely been neglected due to wrist size issues. Nicole Scott managed to get hands (and wrists) on at Mobile World Congress 2014:
Samsung Gear Fit: Specifications
• 1.83” Curved Super AMOLED Display
• 432 x 128 Resolution
• 180MHz ARM Cortex M4 Processor
• Apps: Pedometer, Exercise, Heart Rate, Sleep, Stopwatch, Timer
• Changeable Strap (Black, Orange and Mocha Grey)
• IP67 (Dust and Water Resistant)
• Bluetooth 4.0 LE
• 23.4mm x 57mm x 11.95mm
• 27 grams
• 210mAh Battery (3-4 days typical usage)
Using a dedicated Gear Fit app installed on your Smartphone, the device can show notifications for call and message information, although it currently doesn’t support phone calls direct from the device – a feature we are very much looking forward to seeing arrive at some point in the future. As Nicole mentions in the video, the app eco-system is currently closed to third party developers, so if you have a great app idea for the device you’ll have to go cap in hand to Samsung.
The device will sport changeable straps with color options including Black, Orange and Mocha Grey and there also numerous options to change the color of the display to match your outfit, mood etc, a feature that should be popular with women. The Samsung Gear Fit will be available globally from April.