Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit Rumored to Launch at MWC


Samsung’s Galaxy 5S and Galaxy Gear 2 are likely to debut at the company’s Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress on Feb. 24, but those might not be the only new Galaxy devices on hand. Korean reports suggest that we may see the launch of the Galaxy Gear Fit, a fitness-oriented version of the smartwatch that would take on the likes of Fitbit and Jawbone.

Like other fitness devices, the Galaxy Gear Fit will reportedly track users’ steps and monitor sleep via built-in sensors. We don’t know how the Gear Fit will compare in size and functionality to the standard Gear, but reports from Korea suggest that the fitness version will ship without the Galaxy Gear’s integrated camera. 

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 We gave last year’s Galaxy Gear three out of five stars, praising the smartwatch’s call quality, battery life, and Smart Relay feature that allows for seamless integration with the Galaxy Note 3.  However, we found the $299 device a bit pricey for the functionality, and would have appreciated official apps for Facebook and Twitter. 

It remains to be seen what kind of major changes Samsung has planned for the Galaxy Gear Fit, but we look forward to seeing the purported device up-close at MWC next week.

Michael Andronico
Michael Andronico
A devout gamer and tech enthusiast, Mike Andronico joined the Laptop team in July 2013. With a B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College and experience at GameNGuide, Examiner and 2D-X, Mike tackles everything from iPhone rumors to in-depth hardware reviews.
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