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Samsung Gear Fit

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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PercyJ
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Key Specs

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Other
Screen size
1.4822
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to 9620
Model

General

Type
PDA
Form factor
Other
Operating system
Other

Input

Predictive text
Yes

Other features

Ruggedized
Yes
Screen size
1.48 inches
Screen resolution
432x128
Screen type
OLED
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (4 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 96 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Connections

Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Hardware

CPU
180 GHz
CPU cores
Single-core
ROM
16 MB
Processor make
Other (STMicroelectronics STM32F439ZI)
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