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Samsung Gear Fit video review

A pricey smartwatch with some good dedicated fitness tracking features
Tue Apr 22 2014, 16:55

SAMSUNG unveiled the Gear Fit at Mobile World Congress in February, claiming it is the "world's first" curved wearable device in a bid to make it more comfortable.

Launching in the UK on 11 April, we've been putting the device through its paces to see how well it fares during long walks, at the gym and in general day-to-day use.

The Samsung Gear Fit clearly takes tips from Nike's Fuelband, but unlike traditional fitness-focused wearables it also displays notifications from Samsung Gear smartphones, much like the Tizen-powered Gear 2 and Gear Neo 2 smartwatches, such as Facebook messages and text messages.

Overall we were quite impressed with the feel and the design of the Gear Fit. It's light and comfortable and it has a unique look, but it's limited at present by the fact it only works with Samsung Galaxy devices.

Costing £170 it's not the cheapest fitness device on the market, but it is definitely one of the better models aimed at keeping tabs on your health. Check back soon for our in-depth written review. µ

 

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