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This article was published on February 24, 2014

Samsung announces Gear Fit fitness band with heart rate monitor, pedometer and 1.84” display


Samsung announces Gear Fit fitness band with heart rate monitor, pedometer and 1.84” display
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Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him a Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him at [email protected].

Alongside its Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and the new Galaxy S5, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit, a fitness band that will take on the likes of Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone when it hits the market on April 11. The device weights 27 grams and includes a heart rate monitor, pedometer, sleep tracker and a 1.84-inch Super AMOLED curved display for displaying notifications.

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Samsung expects the Gear Fit’s battery life to last about 3-4 days on typical usage, though minimal usage could stretch up to 5 days. As far as sensors go, the water and dust-resistant band includes an accelerometer, gyro and heart rate monitor. The Gear Fit’s changeable straps come in black, orange and “mocha grey.”

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While you can use the Gear Fit as a standalone device, you’ll want to connect it to one of 20 Galaxy devices to get access to alerts for calls, emails, texts, calendars.

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