BARCELONA, Spain -- We had heard about the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo before Samsung's Unpacked 5 event, but the Gear Fit was a little something extra up Samsung's sleeve.
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With the Gear Fit, Samsung has delivered a very fitness focused wearable that is super light and has a sexy style all its own. Seen here: the heart rate monitor on the back.
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That curved Super AMOLED 1.84-inch screen is an absolute stunner, its 432x128 resolution screen just popping with colour.
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The default wallpapers and layouts offer many styles to suit different tastes, plus when you sync your Gear Fit to your phone you can also crop any image to create your own wallpaper to go fully custom.
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While very much being focused on those who want to get out and run like the wind, the Gear Fit still delivers all the notification benefits you'd expect when keeping it paired with your Samsung Galaxy phone.
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The settings are easily controlled with swipes and taps and the widescreen style gives you the ability to add extra information to the default view alongside the watch mode, like your step counter or your next calendar appointment.
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The Gear Fit really feels more like a pared-down smartwatch than an activity tracker. You'll get your notifications for calls, email, SMS, alarm and the S-Planner. Samsung also says the platform is open to third party app notifications as well.
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A look at the fitness features, which mirror those on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. The Gear Fit includes personal fitness coaching options which integrate with the heart rate monitor to ensure you keep up the right pace to hit your targets.
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Pedometer readouts are bright and crisp.
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For those who love a good spec, the Gear Fit is 23.4mm by 57.4mm by 11.95mm and weighs in at a tiny 27g.
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Battery expectation is three to four days "typical usage" and five days of "low usage."
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The Gear Fit itself is a small device fitted into a rubber strap. The strap can be easily detached and Samsung suggests new strap design options will be available. It's good for any fitness product to have swappable straps to ensure you can swap in something clean and fresh after it gets scummed up through extended sweaty use.
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For more, read our first take of the Gear Fit.
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