After unimpressive start original watches Galaxy Gear Korean company Samsung at the last exhibition Mobile World Congress in 2014 during a special event Unpacked 5 introduced a new generation of devices in the form of hours Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo , replacing c Android platform on Tizen and noticeably improving the basic characteristics the original device.
However, the most notable recognition earned in Barcelona more than a simple product Samsung Gear Fit, submitted at the same exhibition. Organization GSMA, which is engaged in carrying out Mobile World Congress, was so impressed by this unit that called smart bracelet Gear Fit best mobile device MWC this year.
News announcer Sasha Twining (Sasha Twining) and executive vice president of global marketing and mobile communications business Samsung Yunhi Lee (Younghee Lee).
The world’s first wearable device that will hit the market with a curved screen Super AMOLED (1.84 inch diagonal, resolution – 432h128 points). Machine is running Tizen OS, different interchangeable straps (black, orange and gray) support via Bluetooth 4.0 LE getting through instant notification of incoming calls, emails, text messages and so on. There is support for installing third-party applications, tracking user’s heart rate and during his sleep, assistance in training, and other built-in pedometer fitness function. Gyroscope and accelerometer available. The device is protected against the ingress of water and dust (standard IP67), weighs only 27 grams with dimensions of 23,4 x57, 4×11, 95 mm, and its battery capacity of 210 mAh enough to work within 3-5 days.
Difficult to judge how the device will be perceived by the market, but judging by first impressions of journalists, Samsung has made the right steps to bracelet Gear Fit interested wider audience than its full-fledged smart watches. Gear Fit resembles superficially attractive blend of smart watches and fitness bracelet – the solution is compact enough, but it is equipped with a color touch screen.
All very interesting so much attention to Samsung wearable electronics sector: the company simultaneously WMC 2014 presented three new devices in this area. From the perspective of the clock Gear 2 and Gear Neo 2 are much more impressive devices, so that their might and the company will actively promote. Consumers, however, may put too fast replacement for the original Galaxy Gear watches new models – in fact since the announcement took only 6 months (if we talk about the full functionality, or even 1-2 months). Although watches Galaxy Gear does not have high sales figures, they were quite expensive device, and buyers can feel somewhat cheated. Therefore bracelet Gear Fit, whose price is expected to be much lower, it may be more attractive choice.
By the way, along with three wearable devices were announced and new flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5 sensor heart rate, 16-megapixel camera and a fingerprint scanner. As in the case of the Galaxy S4, the new model will come in two basic versions: a quad 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor or the new 2.1-GHz eight-chip Exynos. Our staff is familiar with him live at MWC.