We think this is the best looking fitness tracker with smart watch functionality coming this year and hopefully there will be a Galaxy Gear Fit UK launch date and UK price announced soon.
With a flexible OLED touchscreen, motions sensors, a heart rate tracker and its own on-board fitness apps it looks to become the best fitness tracker on the market to date.
The Gear Fit also has basic smart watch functionality and can be used to control media playback, and read text messages and reject calls. Using Bluetooth 4 the battery should last 3-4 days on a single charge.
Unfortunately the device is touted to only work with other Samsung devices and not all android phones. I think this is really disappointing as while Samsung phones can be great, they don’t have the build quality of phones such as HTC One and Sony Xperia.
The device runs Samsung’s own open-source operating system Tizen – if this plays nice with android then this should not be too much of an issue but when many other companies like Motorola are working with Google to produce Android Wear it may be a mistake.
All in all the price provided is reasonable and the specifications are great. Apple, HTC, Motorola and all the other companies planning to release products like this have a lot to contend with, and this can only be a good thing to push fitness tracking technology further.
We will update you when a UK price arrives and have a review up asap!