It seems like every device is getting smarter. It all started with smarter phones and from then on every piece of gadgetry wants to compete with each other when it comes to features and design. The latest in smart devices is the smartwatch. Nowadays a watch is not only used for telling time and setting up an alarm. It’s also a device that watches our weight and displays emails.
Smasung Gear Fit smartwatch is no exception. It looks and feels amazing. It’s part of the smart wearable devices, a combination between a watch and a fitness band. A smartwatch usually displays app alerts from a smartphone and controls the music players. You can also use it for typical watch stuff like setting up an alarm and for displaying time and date. A fitness band usually counts steps, it measures the activity and encourages its users to be more active and exercise more. Smasung Gear Fit is more of a smartwatch than a fitness band.
The Gear Fit features a curved AMOLED touchscreen and comes with a black bezel around the display. It also has a faux chrome edge around its entire front side that resembles the new Galaxy S5’s design. This comes as no surprise because the devices were first made public side by side.
You can customize the Samsung Gear Fit with 19 wallpapers in seven colors. If you don’t like any of these wallpapers you can choose a photo from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone and use it as a wallpaper on the smartwatch. The device comes with a plastic watchband which is kept from rotating by the ribs on the inside of the watch.
You can bring up the home screen by pressing a button on the side of the Gear Fit and if you double press it, it brings up your choice of screens to choose from. You can set it up to bring you all the notifications you want right on its screen.
Samsung Gear Fit Smartwatch – other features
The display is narrow and small and it requires tapping and swiping to navigate between options and menus. The Samsung Gear Fit is set up by default to be read horizontally which can be problematic since you cannot bend your arm to line it up horizontally with your eyes. It’s a good thing that Samsung took notice of this inconvenience and updated it so that the smartwatch can be set up to be read in a vertical position. With the vertical setup it’s much easier to navigate and read on the device but you’re still limited to only 10 characters per line. But for a watch 10 characters are more than enough.