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

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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.


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.”

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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Published February 24, 2014 — 19:25 UTC