Samsung Gear Fit Takes Center Stage With Curved Super AMOLED Display


The Galaxy S5 might be the current talk of the town, but Samsung had some other impressive devices to show off during its Unpacked event at MWC 2014. Say hello to the Gear Fit, a smartwatch with an inclination toward fitness. Like other smartwatches, you can use this bad boy to view call data and messages, but it also comes equipped with a variety of useful equipment for the fitness buff in you. The watch comes packed with a gyro sensor, an accelerometer, a pedometer, a timer, and a stopwatch which, is more than most other smartwatches on the market offer.

If those are included to get fitness-minded folks interested in the device, the curved Super AMOLED display might just tempt everyone else. The display clocks in at 1.84-inches and has a resolution of 432×128. Judging from the images Samsung has released along with this announcement, it looks like a pretty snazzy display. Seeing as it's curved and somewhat thin, it should look and feel a lot better than the large, blocky displays on some other smartwatches.


You can, of course, sync your phone to the Gear Fit though Bluetooth 4.0, which will send call, SMS, and email notifications to the device. You can't use it to answer calls or return text messages, but having notifications sent straight to your Gear Fit means you don't have to take your phone out of your pocket every time it dings. Samsung also says that third-party apps will be available for the device, so perhaps we'll see developers come up with some new uses for the Gear Fit beyond what Samsung initially envisioned.

The device itself is dust and water-resistant, and comes with a changeable band. Bands for the Gear Fit will be available in three different colors: Black, Orange, and Mocha Gray. The whole package is powered by 210mAh battery, which Samsung will last 3-4 days with "typical usage." The Gear Fit should be shipping around the world sometime in April, but at the moment, details on pricing are noticeably absent. We'll be bringing you that pricing information as soon as it becomes available, so keep it here at Android Headlines for more.

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Eric has been writing about the consumer electronics industry for the past three years, specializing in computers, video games, and of course, Android. Currently, his weapon of choice is a Nexus 4, after a rather difficult parting with a reliable Atrix HD. If there's one thing he loves more than attribute bonuses, it's hearing about the next big news item.

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