Tech Tuesday: Samsung Gear Fit

The display on the Gear Fit is the real draw: it’s a rectangular, curved AMOLED touchscreen panel with characteristic-for-Samsung vibrant colors and exceptionally wide viewing angles. The curve in the display allows the Fit to conform around your wrist yet still have a large enough screen to make text readable and buttons easy to press with your finger. It’s not the first product from Samsung to have a curved display, but it does feel like it’s the first to actually benefit from its curvature. Plus it just looks cool.

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The Gear 2 advantage will be the app integration that is hitting that device for this second-generation launch. Here on the Gear Fit you’ll get your notifications for calls, e-mail, SMS, alarm and the S-Planner. Samsung also says the platform is open to third party app notifications as well.

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.

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.

Battery expectation is three to four days “typical usage” and five days of “low usage.”