The Samsung Galaxy Gear is in the rear-view, and running past the now aging accessory is one of Samsung's exciting new smartwatches, the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit. The Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit takes the Galaxy Gear experience, and improves on it in almost every way, while giving the smartwatch a new fitness-inspired design. But what does this accessory do well? Read on and check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit.
First things first, this device is not an improvement hardware wise over it's predecessor, but it does have an improved focus. Gone are many of the half-baked features found in the Galaxy Gear in favour of a more streamlined and focused device. This means, no camera, voice control, and no phone calls, but, for those who want a basic notification device that is stylish and smart, the Gear Fit is perfect.
The Gear Fit features a 1.8 inch Super AMOLED display. The colours are sharp and its curved profile isn't a showpiece the LG G Flex. Plain and simple, this device has a simple look to it. Display wise, there are multiple options for backgrounds, wallpapers, clocks, and more to make this device your own. Heck, even the wristband is interchangeable.
One place where this device does struggle though is in the battery. While Samsung boasts a multi-day battery life, anyone using the Gear Fit semi-regularly will struggle to get through a 24-hour day without issue. Also, those thinking they are getting the Galaxy Gear or Gear 2.0 will be in for a rude awakening when they see the lack of support for this device in terms of functions and apps. Sure, you can view notifications and calls, but good luck answering texts with this device's predetermined responses due to a lack of a keyboard.
In all, this device nails it as a simple notification manager on your wrist. Frankly, that's all that some people want in a smartwatch. For those that want more, the time may not be right for you to take a walk on the wild side with the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit.