Samsung has proved to believe a lot in wearable technology and, after testing the field with the first generation of its smartwatch, this year has reshuffled the cards and baked three new devices, the smartwatch Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo and fitness band Gear Fit. On closer inspection, however, it is actually three devices where they are so very similar functions to vary significantly, as the emphasis placed on them. All new products may in fact be receiving notifications from smartphones to monitor certain parameters of our business and our physical health.
Samsung Gear Fit strap and is made from polycarbonate shell, IP67 certified for resistance to water ingress. The chassis measuring 23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm and weighs just 27 g . As you can guess from the measures and see in our pictures the main novelty of the Gear Fit is, however, the elongated shape of the display case and a curved Super AMOLED touch by 1.84 inches and 432 x 128 pixels. The device is also equipped with a module Bluetooth 4.0 LE and a 210 mAh battery that should provide 3 or 4 days of battery life on a single charge.
Tizen OS is the operating system, but as always the features and apps will be key players. The Samsung Fit Gear in fact, if connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone like the two smartwatch even though this will be compatible with just a dozen models, all Android based Samsung and all will allow you to receive notifications from SMS, calls, e-mail, etc app. but can also be used independently as a timer or stopwatch and especially as a fitness tracker, thanks to the integration of a heart rate monitor, a gyroscope and an accelerometer. Finally Gear Fit can also perform the function of remote control for media playback without having to interact with your smartphone. Gear Fit Samsung come on the market in April but in this case the price has not yet been announced.
For the trio of wearable devices presented by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress 2014, time to do the countdown prior to arrival in stores. Two smartwatch for accuracy (Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo) and a fitness tracker (Gear Fit) that make up the first series of wearable device of the Korean house.
Based on the recent Tizen platform developed in-house by Samsung, the new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will be sold in the first week of April as the Samsung Galaxy S5.