Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear Fit Take Fitness Bands to a Whole New Level

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I’ve tried the FitBit Flex, Nike Fuel, and Jawbone UP; while each fitness band had its positive points, there always seems to be something … lacking. At their event last night, Samsung introduced their Gear 2 and Gear Fit watches; one of these may be the all-in-one watch and fitness band combo I’ve been waiting for.


I had a chance to spend some hands on time with the Gear Fit at the event; based on what I saw, it will blow away the Nike Fuel that I have been wearing.



There are a couple of drawbacks, of course. The Gear Fit is water-resistant, not water-proof, so it will not work if you are a swimmer. It should be just fine in the shower, in a rain storm, or in other non-submersible situations, so this may not be a total deal breaker for some (including me). The next drawback? It only works with a Samsung device. This may prove not to be that big of a drawback though, as I left the Samsung Unpacked event thinking that it might be time to make a Samsung Galaxy my next phone.

Well played, Samsung.


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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.