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.


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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
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.