Summary: At $200, the Gear Fit is just expensive enough to make for a legitimately regrettable purchase. It tries to be a smartwatch and a fitness tracker, but it's really not very good at either, and just ended up being a fancy wrist vibrator with a pretty screen to let me know someone's calling me or...
Conclusion: The Gear Fit is a gorgeous piece of tech, and has an effective interface, but underneath the shimmer and gloss, it’s a mid-rate smartwatch and a poor fitness tracker. If getting phone notifications on your wrist is worth $200 (and you own a Galaxy phone that’s compatible), it’s not an awful product,...
Pros: Gorgeous curved Super AMOLED screen, Notifications work for all apps, Silky smooth scrolling, Easy to use software interface, Cool heart-rate monitor
Cons: Long screen is awkward to use, Plastic strap is cheap, Charging dongle is awkward, Pedometer is inaccurate, Fitness features are half-baked
Conclusion: Samsung’s Gear Fit leaves us torn. On the one hand, it’s the most space-age and glamorous of the wrist-worn wearables we’ve tested so far, with the genuinely pleasing curved AMOLED display seeing us tapping and swiping for their own sake.
Samsung Gear Fit Review: Beautiful Watch, Not Geared for Fitness
15 April 2014
Excerpt: The Samsung Gear Fit looks amazing and is something I want to love, but it has so many shortcomings that I simply can’t recommend this device to anyone that’s looking to use it as part of a fitness plan.
Excerpt: When Samsung announced its ultra-sleek Gear Fit device in February, tech journalists heralded the fitness tracker-smartwatch hybrid as the wearable we've been waiting for — something that's easy on the eyes in a space filled with clunky products that only sort of hit the mark.
Excerpt: When Samsung revealed the Galaxy S5, they also unveiled three other products, all of which were wearable’s. These make up the new Gear range, and while two are all-out smartwatches, the other is focused more towards fitness.
Excerpt: Wearable technology seems to be the next big thing, with more and more Âmanufacturers joining the fray. Last year, Samsung released its first Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and now it has three more.
Pros: Beautiful screen; great Âbattery life; good for tracking fitness.
Cons: Weird viewing angle when on wrist; limited functionality.
Conclusion: The Gear Fit offers a slim design, beautiful display and a fluid interface that's quick and easy to navigate. As its name suggests, it's a device focused on fitness, but here it's Samsung's way or the highway: the Gear Fit is only compatible with some Samsung devices, utilising Samsung's S Health...
Pros: Great design, beautiful display in right conditions, simple and fluid interface, built-in heart-rate monitor, interchangeable straps, good price, some smartwatch functions
Cons: Some Samsung device compatibility only, no auto brightness, battery life not amazing, fitness features limited, lack of apps, restricted to S Health (Samsung' s app) only, accuracy questionable at times, no altimeter