Wearable tech and fitness gears are gaining more and more popularity these days, either people have become more fitness conscious or these gears offer a smart design which makes you look modern and trendy. Along with many other brands South Korean Giant, Samsung, is also releasing these gears and bands to satisfy fitness lovers. The Samsung Gear Fit is one of three smart watches announced this year by Samsung. Focusing both on exercise and quantified self, the Gear Fit is a smartwatch with a higher purpose. Let’s have a detailed review of this smartwatch so you can decide whether it is suitable for you or not.
What is Samsung Gear Fit?
The Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit is a combination of a fitness tracker and a smartwatch. It lets you monitor and keep a record of a day’s activities like, walking, cycling, etc. and also gives you the smartphone like functionality like rejecting calls and controlling music. This gear is much better than many other such devices which are already available in the market. With its smart design and curved AMOLED touchscreen display, it is arguably one of the best looking fitness gear ever produced. Like all other latest tech devices, Samsung Gear Fit also has some pros and some cons.
Well, talking of good, there is a lot to talk about. With its smart design and modern features it has a lot to offer. The metal frame surrounding the display gives it a premium feel, plus textured strap that is fastened to the wrist with two metal pins that push into the respective holes, provide a one-size-fits-all approach. However there are other strap options available too. The 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED touchscreen display is one of the greatest features of Samsung Gear Fit. The colours are bright, vibrant and pleasant to look at, you can also customize wallpaper according to your choice and convenience.
Being a smartwatch it enables you to see time in written form rather than numbers, you can also opt to have the pedometer, calendar, or date and weather running alongside a digital clock, among other options. It features Samsung’s own wearable platform known as Real Time OS (RTOS), which allows you easy access to apps and also provides you smooth navigation and switching between tasks. Designed to help you in your workout, this device features IP67-rated dust and water resistance, which means a casual sweat bath will not do any harm to it.
Along with many positive points Gear Fit also has some negative points which make it a comparatively weak device. The biggest weakness of this device is that it is compatible with only limited Samsung devices. You cannot connect it with every Samsung device and if you have Apple or even other brands of Android smartphones, then Gear Fit is a waste of money for you. It tracks your heart rate in real time, although its sensitivity sometimes fluctuates making its accuracy questionable. The Gear Fit comes with a 280mAh capacity battery, Samsung claims you will get between two and three day’s battery life with heavy use and up to five days with light use. But in reality we get a little less than that, if we run hiking and cycling tracking apps constantly throughout the day, the battery falls to around a day and three quarters.
Overall the Gear Fit is a tricky one to place on the scoreboard. If you are more interested in an activity tracker, then you will find some other activity trackers will offer more when it comes to fitness. But if you are after a balanced device, then Gear fit can be a good option for you.