Samsung Gear Fit wins best mobile device at MWC

What Mobile
February 28, 2014

The Samsung Gear Fit wearable device has been named “The Best Mobile Device” at Mobile World Congress by organisers GSMA.

The 1.84-inch screen curves around the wrist and works like a standard smartwatch in notifying the user of calls, text messages and emails when connected to a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. It runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS.

Where it differs from a smartwatch is that it offers real-time fitness coaching, personalised advice and recommendations.

It can provide this intuitive feedback through an in-built pedometer and heat rate monitor. The manufacturer claims its 210mAh battery allows for 3-4 days of typical use.

The wearables market has failed to catch fire but the industry is expecting big things. Mobile World Congress saw the launch of a number of devices including  ‘Talkband’ from Huawei, while Samsung also announced  the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches.

The Gear Fit is expected to go on sale in mid-April, no pricing details have been announced.

For more on the Gear Fit – and its compatibility with the Samsung Galaxy S5 – plus news on all the best fitness wearables on the market, check out the April issue of What Mobile magazine.

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