Samsung’s Gear Fit smart band is more popular than expected, with Samsung having already sold its initial Gear Fit batch. Korean publication MK News says that Samsung produced between 200,000 and 250,000 Gear Fit units, selling all of them in just 10 days. The company is apparently increasing production to meet the unexpected demand. More →
Samsung’s newly launched Gear wearable devices, including the Gear Fit smartwatch, will be very expensive to repair according to a new report from ZDNet Korea reports. The publication has learned that any malfunctioning or broken Gear wearables will have to be turned in for repairs, with users unable to simply order a replacement screen or component to fix a device themselves. More →
Samsung’s advertisements have traditionally been rooted in reality, showcasing new devices and slamming the competition, which is why the latest spots appear to come from out of left field. Posted on Tuesday, Samsung’s new commercials are an imaginative, fantastical look at the just-launched lineup of devices: the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit. More →
Samsung is taking another stab at the wearable market this week with a slew of new wearables: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Gear Fit fitness tracker. As expected, the new Gear models are much improved over the original Galaxy Gear, with more comfortable designs and cleaner interfaces, but they also happen to be surprisingly easy to take apart. iFixit tore into the new wearables to find that replacing a battery in the Gear 2 is almost as simple as replacing a battery in a regular watch. More →
Samsung went all in on wearables at Mobile World Congress this year, introducing three new models in the Gear lineup: the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. The Gear Fit was the biggest departure of the bunch, and subsequently the most discussed, but the horizontal orientation of its display left us scratching our heads. Samsung has taken the criticism in stride and released an update which allows users to flip the orientation of the screen to make viewing and swiping more natural on the wrist. It may not be a perfect solution, considering the size of the narrow display, but it’s important that consumers have the option to flip the orientation. The Gear Fit launches on April 11th, alongside the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone.
Samsung will launch a slew of new wearable devices alongside its Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone next week, including two smartwatches, the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, and the Gear Fit fitness tracker. Now, Amazon has made all three of these new devices available for preorder. The three wrist-worn devices are set to ship on April 11th from Amazon, which is when the Galaxy S5 will be launched in many markets as well. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are priced at $299 and $199, respectively, and the Gear Fit sells for $199. More →
Samsung is currently flooding the market with wearable devices. It sells the Galaxy Gear 2, which is its full-featured smartwatch, alongside the Gear 2 Neo, a cheaper and less feature-packed smartwatch. These two devices run a custom operating system designed by Samsung called Tizen. This was a switch from Android, which powered the initial Gear smartwatch. Samsung has one other wearable called the Gear Fit that is smaller and focuses on fitness tracking. Interestingly, it runs neither Android or Tizen. Instead, it uses a custom real-time operating system (RTOS) that helps the Gear Fit run efficiently, according to SamMobile. The custom RTOS allows the Gear Fit to achieve 3 to 4 days of battery life, much longer than the Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo.
While Samsung unveiled new wearable devices at MWC 2014, saying they would be available in stores in early April, the company did not actually mention pricing details for the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. However, it appears SamMobile has learned the European prices for these devices, and from the looks of it, the new smartwatches and fitness band are not exactly affordable. More →
Following the first Galaxy S5 and new Gear wearable ads that were released during the Oscars, Samsung on Tuesday published a couple of longer videos on YouTube that show the main specs and features of the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 smartwatches and Gear Fit fitness band. More →
Samsung has redeemed itself. The company’s Galaxy Gear was without question among the worst smartwatches that debuted in 2013. The battery lasted for a single day, the charging mechanism was a hassle, the huge hump on the strap that held the camera ruined an otherwise sleek design, and controlling the device with S Voice was an all-around terrible experience. The fact that the Galaxy Gear was so bad, however, makes Samsung’s latest triumph that much sweeter — the tech giant’s new Gear Fit has been named “Best Mobile Device” by the GSMA. More →
Samsung was so excited about its new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches that the company couldn’t even wait for its Mobile World Congress press conference on Monday to unveil them. Instead, Samsung announced the new wearable computing devices early Sunday morning. To be honest, you can’t blame Samsung for being overly eager to announce the devices so that the company could begin to help us forget the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Now that the dust has settled from Samsung’s huge Galaxy S5 unveiling, we finally got the chance to spend some time with Samsung’s new smartwatch trio. More →
Samsung on Monday unveiled two new products at MWC 2014, including the Galaxy S5 and the Gear Fit, which will both be available on April 11. The Galaxy S5 will offer a completely new design that includes a new perforated back and a glossy metal bezel. The phone will be available in various colors at launch, including Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold, with Samsung expected to launch additional colors in the future. Meanwhile, the Gear Fit will have changeable colors including Black, Orange and Mocha Grey, and offer a much slicker design when compared with the Gear family of smartwatches. In order to better see the design, check out the following image galleries for Samsung’s new products. More →
Because two wearable devices just wasn’t enough, Samsung has unveiled a third entry into the 2014 lineup at Mobile World Congress: the fitness-minded Gear Fit. The Gear Fit is a more compact device than the Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, although it offers much of the same functionality. The Gear Fit features a 1.84-inch curved AMOLED display, a 210 mAh battery that should last 3-4 days between charges, Bluetooth connectivity and a changeable strap. Inside the Fit is an accelerometer, gyro and heart rate sensors. Apps to monitor your workout sessions will be included, but third-party apps can be downloaded to the device as well. If you’re looking for a device that can keep track of your body while updating you of any notifications on your other Galaxy devices, the Fit might be the most affordable option yet when it arrives in April. Samsung’s press release follows below. More →