MWC 2014: Samsung Gear Fit announced with 1.84in curved AMOLED display

MWC 2014: Samsung Gear Fit announced with 1.84in curved AMOLED displaySamsung has already revealed a pair of smartwatches at MWC 2014 this week, but last night at its Unpacked5 event it announced a third – the fitness-focused Samsung Gear Fit.

It's designed as a wearable companion for the newly announced Galaxy S5 smartphone, but it has one standout feature of its own – a 1.84in curved AMOLED display.

The 432 x 128 panel is the first of its kind on a wearable device, and its gentle curve allows the band to sit more naturally around your wrist.

Like the Gear 2 smartwatches, the Gear Fit will display your latest emails, messages and the like, but will add a host of fitness-based features too, including a pedometer, heart rate monitor, sleep tracker, stopwatch and timer.

And being a device designed to use while you're out and about, it's IP67 protected too, so will happily do its thing in any conditions without protest. Yet despite that, the overall weight is a negligible 27g, and that includes the 210mAh battery, which is supposedly good for three to four days of use.

“The Gear Fit [is] designed specifically to help those of our customers that want to live a more fit and active life but don’t want to sacrifice their own personal style or ability to stay connected on the go,” Samsung VP Simon Stanford proclaimed yesterday.

The Samsung Gear Fit will come with three interchangeable straps – black, orange and mocha grey – and will be available across the globe from April. No word on price yet.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 25, 2014 at 13:22

What's up with the screen orientation? Won't that lead to elbow injuries? Wrist strain?

krogothnx  Feb. 25, 2014 at 21:19

What's up with the screen orientation? Won't that lead to elbow injuries? Wrist strain? agreed - would be much better vertical - but i think the thinner screen is definitely a step in the right direction. utilizing the curved screen tech is also a good idea.

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