Gear Fit http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/gear-fit/videos en-GB Samsung Gear Fit http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-gear-fit/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung&#039;s new wearable is Fit by name, but not by nature </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Gear Fit" alt="Samsung Gear Fit wearable tech fitness tracking smartwatch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-gear-fit-wearable-fitness-tracker-review-hands-on-016.jpg?1397657477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember life before fitness bands? Those innocent days when tracking your health meant counting how many pints you&#39;d downed that week and timing how long it took you to walk to the curry house?</p> <p>Well they&#39;re long gone. In fact there are so many fitness bands on the market now, we need someone to invent a fitness tracker tracker just to, er, keep track of them.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £170.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unique curved screen </div> <div class="field-item even"> Light weight </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Good battery life </div> <div class="field-item even"> music control and notifications </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unresponsive screen </div> <div class="field-item even"> Unreliable heart-rate tracking </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Awkward ergonomics </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No, it&#039;s not the Gear 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Gear Fit&#39;s not the only new wearable Samsung&#39;s thrusting on to an already crowded marketplace - you might also be aware of its flashy cousins the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review">Gear 2</a>&nbsp;and Gear 2 Neo. Both are proper smartwatches, with the ability to run apps, make calls and, in the case of the Gear 2, take photos.&nbsp;</p> <p>Given that both can also track your heart rate and count your steps,&nbsp;why would you choose a Gear Fit over the other two? Maybe it&#39;s the lure of that curved screen. Or, maybe it&#39;s a simple money thing; after all, the Gear 2 is a full &pound;80 more expensive than the Fit.</p> <p>But then again, the Neo is the same price as the Fit, and all it loses over the Gear 2 is the metal finish and the camera - while retaining the IR remote capability, the heart rate sensor, the built-in music player and the S Voice control for your phone.</p> <p>We&#39;d also question why you&#39;d want the Gear Fit over any of the other fitness bands out there - the excellent <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review">Fitbit Flex</a>, for instance, which is &pound;90 cheaper and will work with more than just Samsung phones.</p> <p>Ah, so it&nbsp;<em>was</em>&nbsp;that curved screen after all. You tart.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-fit/mwc-2014/video-samsung-gear-fit-hands-review/video">Samsung Gear Fit hands-on review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4128" height="2322" title="The Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. Wearing all three might be overkill" alt="Samsung Gear Fit wearable tech fitness tracking smartwatch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-fit-wearable-fitness-tracker-review-hands-on-009_0.jpg?1397657477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sweet dreams </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whatever your initial reason for buying the Fit over the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review">Gear 2</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/mwc-2014/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo-hands-review/feature">Gear 2 Neo</a>, here&#39;s another one: it&#39;s really light - a mere 27g, to the Gear 2&#39;s 68g and Neo&#39;s 55g. Numbers blah - it really feels a lot lighter too. Putting on one of the Gears feels like putting on a watch, whereas a Fit&rsquo;s presence is soon entirely forgotten.</p> <p>This is important if you&rsquo;re planning to wear the Fit in bed &ndash; it doesn&rsquo;t watch you or smell you like some of the more advanced sleep trackers, but it will give you basic time asleep and movement feedback. So long as you&rsquo;ve remembered to activate the Sleep app before power-down, that is. Who&rsquo;s a clever post-human? You are.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Gear Fit is light enough not to disturb your sleep" alt="Samsung Gear Fit wearable tech fitness tracking smartwatch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-fit-wearable-fitness-tracker-review-hands-on-003.jpg?1397657477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Gear Fit - tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Display:</strong> 1.84in curved Super AMOLED (128x432)</p> <p><strong>OS:</strong> Tizen-based OS</p> <p><strong>Connectivity:</strong>&nbsp;Bluetooth 4.0</p> <p><strong>Ruggedness:</strong>&nbsp;IP67 (water resistant 1m for 30 mins)</p> <p><strong>Sensor:</strong> Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Optical Heart Rate Sensor <p><strong>Colours:</strong> black, brown, orange</p> <p><strong>Battery:</strong>&nbsp;210mAh, Typical Usage 3-4 days</p> <p><strong>Dimensions:</strong>&nbsp;23.4x57.4x11.9mm, 27g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Walk the walk? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Come the morning, you&rsquo;ll want to make sure the Pedometer app is running. If it&rsquo;s still on from yesterday then you&rsquo;re fine, but it doesn&rsquo;t start automatically, for example, when you close the Sleep app.</p> <p>The Pedometer is the app that will track your movement all day, and is the chief source of data that you might want to compare your activity from day to day. Set a daily step goal and go for an ice cream when the goal complete notification vibes up on your wrist. There&rsquo;s no altitude sensor, mind, so you won&rsquo;t get Fitbit-style &lsquo;floors climbed&rsquo; feedback.&nbsp;</p> <p>More precise event tracking comes by firing up the Exercise app, which can be set to Walking, Running, Cycling or Hiking. This brings in the heart-rate sensor and allows you to set specific distance, time or effort goals. The difference between walking and hiking? Kendal Mint Cake, we think. Oh, and Hiking, like the Cycling option, takes GPS data from your connected smartphone to calculate distance and speed. Which makes some kind of sense given that the accelerometer is redundant for bike riding. Slightly less for hiking, unless your walking boots are extremely plushly cushioned. Either way, successful data recording depends on your keeping your phone somewhere where it can still get a decent GPS reading. Which slightly takes the fun out of having a wearable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Run, Fraser, run!" alt="Samsung Gear Fit wearable tech fitness tracking smartwatch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-fit-wearable-fitness-tracker-review-hands-on-002.jpg?1397657477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In Running mode, you have the option to activate Firstbeat coaching that, by watching your heart rate, actively encourages you to speed, slow down or maintain your pace. We had mixed results with this.</p> <p>One run in particular, the Fit completely panicked after just five minutes of a 30-minte run, telling me repeatedly to slow down, then reporting that I had completed my &lsquo;Moderate&rsquo; goal. It seems likely that this sporadic accuracy is to do with the heart rate sensor failing to get an accurate reading &ndash; on-screen prompts guide you to keep the Fit off the wrist bone, but that&rsquo;s exactly where it likes to sit once you start pounding down the pavement. No ultra-marathoneer, me, but a recorded max heart rate of 211bpm seems unlikely.</p> <p>On the whole, despite on-screen prompts, this is not an intuitive exercise device. Full instructions are available as a PDF from Samsung&rsquo;s support site and you might well have to swallow your pride and download them.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review">Fitbit Flex review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Fit&#039;s Cycling mode needs GPS data from your phone" alt="Samsung Gear Fit wearable tech fitness tracking smartwatch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-fit-wearable-fitness-tracker-review-hands-on-006.jpg?1397657477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CURVES IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s more bad news, which we&rsquo;ve been hiding from you until now. You know that fancy curved OLED screen? It&rsquo;s a pig to use. There, we said it.</p> <p>Pertinent to the subject in hand &ndash; exercising &ndash; it&rsquo;s too sensitive to accurately scroll or select while you&rsquo;re breathing hard or still on the move. This isn&rsquo;t helped by the fact that the icons of the top menu are similarly styled to those in the sub-menus so a miss-press error is difficult to diagnose.</p> <p>Swiping and scrolling and sweating and trying to diagnose the aforementioned coaching glitch, I realised I had walked into the middle of a mob of Royal Parks stags. There was death in their eyes and blood on their antlers and although I survived, another park user called me an &lsquo;idiot&#39;. At that point I was about as annoyed with a gadget as I get.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s not to say that the Fit&rsquo;s screen isn&rsquo;t clear. The OLED tech is crispy, despite its 128x432 pixel specification. You can choose from a variety of wallpapers that help readout as much as they look pretty, and the brightness is adjustable. There&rsquo;s no ambient light sensor-powered auto-adjust, though.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="That&#039;s some lovely wallpaper there..." alt="Samsung Gear Fit wearable tech fitness tracking smartwatch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-fit-wearable-fitness-tracker-review-hands-on-019.jpg?1397657477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FEATURES </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Battery life seems to be within Samsung&rsquo;s claimed 3-4 days, certainly after the first week&rsquo;s excited prodding has passed. Be careful not to lose the Fit&rsquo;s proprietary charging cradle, though or you are, as they say, fubar.</p> <p>You can choose what wrist you have your Fit on, and you can have it turn on automatically when you rotate said wrist. This works as you would want it perhaps half the time. Sometimes you turn your wrist for the screen to remain resolutely blank; moments later you notice it glowing away to itself unbidden.</p> <p>A couple of times it auto-activated in the shower &ndash; it&rsquo;s IP67 rugged &ndash; and the water on the screen sent it into a fit of ghost menu scrolling and app activation. We turned that feature off in the end. Neither of us was enjoying it.</p> <p>A recent firmware update gave you the ability to change between landscape and portrait screen orientation. Landscape view suits the device and long-form text flows better, but it&rsquo;s awkward to read. Portrait is more natural to manipulate, but the text wrap goes all to pieces.</p> <p>You might ask, what is this &lsquo;text&rsquo; are we reading on the Fit? Actual SMS texts, we might answer, and emails and notifications. Almost any app that can flash up on your phone&rsquo;s notification bar can also trigger a vibrating alert on your Fit watch. The first couple of sentences can be scrolled through, before it prompts you to continue reading on your mobile device. (Everything to do with the Fit and its phone app refers to your &lsquo;mobile device&rsquo;, not &lsquo;phone&rsquo;. It gets irritating after a while. Surely the Fit is also a mobile device?)</p> <p>Hit the continue button and your phone will light up and act on the notification, with varying levels of success depending on what else your phone is up to at the time. The Gear Fit Manager has a screen for selecting (and then deselecting) which of your phone&rsquo;s apps get to ping your Fit.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Samsung Galaxy S5 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You&#039;ll need to connect the Gear Fit to a Samsung phone to make it work..." alt="Samsung Gear Fit wearable tech fitness tracking smartwatch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-fit-wearable-fitness-tracker-review-hands-on-018.jpg?1397657477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="..and if you lose the charging cradle, you&#039;re in trouble" alt="Samsung Gear Fit wearable tech fitness tracking smartwatch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-fit-wearable-fitness-tracker-review-hands-on-017.jpg?1397657477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Other functions of the Fit include Find My Device that launches a ringtone and lights up the LED on your phone. Plus, there are stopwatch and timer apps in addition to the always-on clock app. And, finally, the Media Controller, which works damn well. Play, pause, skip and volume without getting your phone out of your pocket, as well as the name of the currently playing track. It&rsquo;ll work with media apps other than the standard Samsung music player, too, though it&rsquo;ll often keep scrolling the name of the last played track on the official app, rather than, say, the podcast you are now listening to in Podkicker.</p> <p>You can reject incoming calls, or send a pre-programmed text message. Speaking of apps, that&rsquo;s currently a functionality disconnect between the Fit, the Gear Fit Manager app and Samsung&rsquo;s S Health app &ndash; with the latter tending to record its own pedometer reading despite input from the Fit. This is worse on last-gen Samsung devices, such as the Note 3, which has a less clever Manager app for the wearable. All of which, we&rsquo;ve been told by Samsung, will be upgraded, updated and fixed in the near future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Music!" alt="Samsung Gear Fit wearable tech fitness tracking smartwatch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-fit-wearable-fitness-tracker-review-hands-on-005.jpg?1397657477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERDICT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When we first saw the Samsung Gear Fit, we saw a light, wearable fitness device with a unique curved screen and the ability to work seamlessly with Samsung phones. What we got was a light, but quite bulky, wearable device. It has a curved screen that&rsquo;s as irritating to use as it is cool to look at. It&rsquo;s a fitness device that works via a new-fangled optical heart rate sensor that we don&rsquo;t trust, compared to the battered heart-rate strap we&rsquo;ve been using for years. It does not, as yet, work seamlessly with Samsung devices.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s the bah humbugs. We do like getting notifications straight to the wrist, especially while wandering about the house while the phone is charging somewhere. Controlling music playback is a boon, especially given the inability of most headphone remote buttons to do anything useful. Plus, it tells the time, and the date, and what your next calendar event is. And although the curved screen doesn&#39;t always work, it does look cool.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wearable-tech/top-ten">The 10 best wearable gadgets in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Here&#039;s hoping the Gear Fit 2 will be better" alt="Samsung Gear Fit wearable tech fitness tracking smartwatch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-fit-wearable-fitness-tracker-review-hands-on-020.jpg?1397657477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Looks great, but doesn&rsquo;t play so well. There are, and there will be, too many other winner wearables to recommend this one</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Gear Fit review </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-gear-fit/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-gear-fit/review#comments Gear Fit Health and fitness Samsung Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:37:39 +0000 Marc McLaren 1435417 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit prices leak http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-fit-prices-leak/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sammy&#039;s next generation superwatches might have price tags at last. But are they wallet friendly? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit prices leak" alt="Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit prices leak" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSCN9964_0.jpg?1394154781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While we had plenty of wrist-on time with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-gear/mwc-2014/samsung-unveils-galaxy-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo-one-day-mwc-2014-kicks/news" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2</a>, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit at their launch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung chose to keep mum on the pricing information.</p> <p>Sam Mobile has stepped in early however, and the site claims to know the retail prices for all three models, thanks to an inside source.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Many people found the previous Gear&#39;s asking price too steep, so it looks like Samsung is hoping that its improved design, longer battery life, heart rate sensor and IR blaster will be perceived as getting more for your money.</p> <p>It&#39;s interesting to see both the camera-less Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit arrive with the same price tags. We expected the Gear Fit to be the most wallet friendly of the three, given its lack of certain features like S Voice and the ability to make calls, not to mention the absence of an IR blaster.</p> <p>But we don&#39;t suppose curved Super AMOLED displays come cheap.</p> <p>We&#39;re taking these prices with a generous serving of salt until something official comes in, so stay tuned for more info as and when we get it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-gear-fit-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">Samsung Gear Fit hands-on review - curved display + heart-rate sensor = fitness band gold</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="https://twitter.com/SamMobiles/status/440929050933329920" target="_blank">Sam Mobile</a> via <a href="http://rss.feedsportal.com/c/669/f/9809/s/37d01f83/sc/5/l/0L0Stechradar0N0Cus0Cnews0Cportable0Edevices0Cdid0Esomeone0Ejust0Eout0Ethe0Eprices0Eof0Ethe0Esamsung0Egear0E20Eand0Egear0Efit0E0E12312240Dsrc0Frss0Gattr0Fall/story01.htm" target="_blank">Tech Radar</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit prices leak" alt="Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit prices leak" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gearfit.jpg?1394154781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-fit-prices-leak/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-fit-prices-leak/news#comments Gear 2 Gear 2 Neo Gear Fit Samsung Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:43:18 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433340 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: Samsung Gear Fit hands-on review http://www.stuff.tv/gear-fit/mwc-2014/video-samsung-gear-fit-hands-review/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung&#039;s assault on the health and fitness market includes a couple of new smartwatches and this rather unique take on the activity tracker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: Samsung Gear Fit hands-on review " alt="Video: Samsung Gear Fit hands-on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung%20Galaxy%20Fit%20thumb.jpg?1395159251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3271242529001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3271242529001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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