A Review of the Samsung Gear Fit Fitness Band

All the hype over the launch of the Apple watch has taken the attention away from other wearables, which, aside from being a lot more affordable compared to the new Apple baby, could also be a better fit for what others may need. One of these wearables is the Samsung Gear Fit Fitness Band, designed not only to be work as you work out, but to basically go with you no matter where you go. Is it better than the Apple Watch? That would depend on your needs and preferences. But to help you decide better, here’s a few more things that you need to know about it.


The Gear Fit is something that can both be functional and fashionable at the same time, especially when you look at those interchangeable bands that allow you to match your wearable with the rest of your outfit. This makes it appropriate almost everywhere, from those hard and heavy runs you do every morning to that tough and challenging day at work. It is also water-resistant and dustproof, making it an even better choice for more adventurous and active users.

It has a 1.84-inch Super AMOLED display, which is big enough to show you the essential information you need, while not being too big that it serves to be a distraction. It is a mere 27 grams, which means that it is so lightweight that you could barely feel that it’s there sometimes. Its display is also curved, which means that it rests comfortably on your wrist.


What do you view on that screen? A whole lot, considering its small size. You can check alerts, or view text and email messages. This allows you to stay updated even as you run or workout. It also allows you to dismiss calls and alarms in case you are too much into your workout and would rather not be disturbed at the moment using just a simple tap. And yes, you can also customize the settings to allow you to view alerts coming from third party apps that you frequently use.

As far as your health is concerned, it brings almost every bit of information you need delivered straight to you. You can track your steps, monitor your heart rate, and make the most out of its personal coaching features.

The Verdict

Overall, the Gear Fit seems to be the perfect match for active and health-conscious folks who would like to keep things on the fashionable side. Samsung could start looking at making it work with more third party apps however, as popular apps such as My Fitness Pal could not be used with the gadget. A high definition screen wouldn’t hurt either, especially for those who enjoy playing with their display and changing the backgrounds quite often. It could also use a few additional health and body information,

such as oxygen levels. Other than these however, it is definitely recommended for you to start running towards stores that sell electronics and get yourself your own Samsung Gear Fit.

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