Feb 24 AT 4:21 PM Dustin Earley 4 Comments

Samsung introduces Gear Fit fitness band with curved AMOLED display

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Not content with two new smartwatches, Samsung has announced a third wearable option this Mobile World Congress in the form of a fitness band. It’s called the Gear Fit, and it comes with a full color, curved 1.84-inch Super AMOLED display.

Functionality-wise, Gear Fit does little to stand out from the crowd. The Samsung-branded fitness band features a wide variety of sensors, including an accelerometer and gyro for measuring things like steps taken, heart rate, sleep habits and exercise patterns. It can also field notifications for apps and serve as a media control center.

Gear Fit’s main differentiator is its color display. The curved Super AMOLED display comes in at 1.84 inches, with a resolution of 432×128. We’ll have to wait to get our hands on Gear Fit to know for sure, but at a respectable 245ppi, we imagine the display looks rather impressive. Pair that with interchangeable bands, IP67 dust and water resistance and up to 5 days of battery life and the Gear Fit starts to look like an impressive little device.

Compatible with a wide variety of Samsung devices, Gear Fit will launch worldwide on April 11. Pricing information will be revealed at a later date.

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  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    Anyone else dislike the display being the way it is? Meaning you would be reading it at a 90 degree angle when you view your wrist like you would a watch? With your arm extended in front of you it will read right side up though. Not sure if I like that design, and it looks like it might be a bit bulky. The screen looks nice and crisp though.

  • SGB101

    I really like the look of this, and in the demo they did it looked sweet. Shame it’s galaxy only as I run cm on my note2.

    They should of made the gear2 this shape, at least it’s interesting.

  • donger

    Screen looks nice.

  • Thrush

    I really wish Samsung would start supporting Android phones in general, instead of restricting their devices to working only with Samsung brand phones. They did the same thing with their smart appliances, which is why I ended up buying something else.