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Samsung Gear Fit

    Samsung Gear Fit

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    62 Engadget Score
    A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
    62

    A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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    Engadget Summary

    We'll give Samsung credit where it's due: It's one of the first companies to blend a fitness tracker with a smartwatch, and there is indeed a market for such a device. In terms of hardware, the company did a fantastic job crafting a curved device that feels comfortable and looks good, to boot. Samsung also included a heart rate monitor, a beautiful display and interchangeable bands -- all good things.

    Where Samsung failed is in the software. The user interface is confusing; the display is awkward to read; the heart rate monitor and pedometer aren't accurate; and the sleep tracker only logs a couple important stats. Ultimately, the company tried so hard to integrate a fitness tracker with a smartwatch that it ended up half-baking both almost every feature. As is, it's not worth the $200 asking price.

    History, too, would suggest it's not a good idea to buy this right now. As we mentioned in our review of the original Galaxy Gear, the device felt more like a proof of concept. Samsung clearly agreed, since it pushed out an improved sequel less than six months later. Now, the Gear Fit appears to be in the same position: great on paper, but poorly executed. It's best to wait this one out, but hopefully Samsung will push forward, listens to feedback and comes out with a much better version before long.

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    Specs

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    1.4822
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    Maximum battery life
    Up to 9620

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    62 Engadget Score
    A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
    62

    A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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