Samsung Gear Fit Smartwatch

Despite the focus on fitness, Gear Fit is also useful in day-to-day life.
At this year’s MWC, Samsung has announced two new smartwatches: one is the second version of Galaxy Gear, with changes made from user feedback. The second, the Gear Fit, a smart clock focused on exercises, but still useful for those who do not exercise so much thanks to their connection to the smartphone.
I spent the last week using Gear Fit and then I tell you what the experience was like.
I find it interesting to start by talking about my lifestyle with regard to physical exercises: I do dance classes three times a week and walk a lot. Unfortunately, Gear Fit has gotten me a bit off in that part: the only exercises he monitors are the “traditional” walking, running, walking and cycling. For those who are adept at other modalities – and need not go too far: aerobics classes in the gym – have to improvise with one of these modes, not sure of a correct measurement.
Since a lot of the exercise I do is walking to my destination, I used the walking mode before I left and I also left the pedometer turned on, since it works in the background and also counts spent calories.
Other “democratic” functions of Gear Fit are heart rate monitors, which can be done even without exercising (but at rest it could not), and sleep monitoring, in which the smartwatch calculates How long did you sleep and how much did you move?
Gear Fit Menu: Left, Exercises; Right, settings and notifications
For athletes, Gear Fit also helps with training, customizing goals and objectives to be achieved and telling you when you’re going too slow, for example, as if you were a wrist trainer.
For those who are not so concerned about these types of measurements, Fit also has its attractions. The connection to the smartphone is made via Bluetooth and, contrary to what you can imagine, does not drain the battery of either of them quickly thanks to Bluetooth 4.0 of tucsonsmartwatches, which has high performance and low power consumption.
Gear Fit is able to show mobile notifications (you can choose from which apps) and help with media control, advancing tracks, pausing, and changing the volume. You can deny calls directly from him and send preprogrammed text messages, but do not answer; A pity, since with a headset that has a microphone, you also would not have to pick up the smartphone for that.
You can deny links with or without a message. Answer, no.
I found the gadget particularly useful not to have to take the smartphone out of the bag on the street, something that is not always safe, unless it was necessary to change the playlist or respond immediately to a message.
But I must assume that the watch, despite the discreet design, attracts attention, probably because it is very beautiful and different; With the display off, looks like an elegant bracelet. More than one person asked me what “it” was on my wrist while I was wearing it.
I also confess that I found the model quite feminine, perhaps because of the thin design and chrome detail around the display. See the comparison with a male wrist:
His bracelet is rubberized and closes by fitting two pins into the holes; It is well secured, without risk of falling. You can get rid of it from the hardware, something probably thought to clean the bracelet – after all, it’s a rubber band that gets the sweat from your arm while you do your exercise routine. Taking advantage of the subject, the Gear Fit is IP67 certified and is resistant to dust and water – I did not risk taking a shower with it, but washing the dishes was very quiet.
The Gear Fit is also extremely lightweight and comfortable to use: it weighs only 27g.
In the piece that concentrates the hardware, we have the 1.84-inch Super AMOLEDcurved screen with a resolution of 432 × 128 pixels (which, by the way, produces excellent images), a button that serves to turn the screen on and off Side and the heart rate sensor and where to fit the module that carries the battery in the back.
The Gear Fit battery is charged by a microUSB cable, but the smartwatch does not have this input. To solve the problem without having to increase the size of the watch, Samsung has a creative solution: a separate module that connects to the back. This module, yes, has the microUSB input on which the charger connects.
I found the battery life very good: at 210 mAh, I was able to use it for two days without recharging it. I programmed the screen to turn off quickly and medium brightness (using it outdoors with low brightness is not very cool) and with these characteristics I got the two days of battery. But despite having found the optimal duration, it has gone far beyond what Samsung has promised: the company speaks in three to four days on a single charge.