The Samsung Gear Fit fitness band, alongside the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, is now officially available online in India, ahead of the wearable devices' announced April 11 release date.
The Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo are listed carrying an identical price tag of Rs. 15,450, lower than the official launch price of Rs. 15,900. The Samsung Gear 2, which is the successor to the company's first smartwatch, has been listed at Rs. 21,550, thought it was also launched at a higher price of Rs. 21,900.
As of now, there is no word on the lower price tag of the three Samsung wearables, but we can expect this to be a limited period offer for the first few consumers. The official Samsung store notes that the Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be delivered in three to five business days.
Notably, Samsung launched the Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, alongside the flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 in late March for the Indian market.
Samsung globally showcased the new wearable devices at the Samsung unPacked 5 event during MWC 2014, where it also showcased the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.
Samsung's Gear Fit is the "world's first" wearable device with a curved Super AMOLED touch display and is a fitness band.
The Samsung Gear Fit is smaller and lighter than the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, and is focused on health. It features a 1.84-inch Super AMOLED display with a 432 x 128 pixel resolution. The Gear Fit comes with a pedometer, heart rate monitor, and a sleep monitor. Other built-in functions include a fitness app, exercise mode, stopwatch, timer, schedule, smart relay, media controller. Additionally, the users will get active notification alerts for SMS, calls, e-mail and apps on the Gear Fit.
A 210mAh battery powers the Samsung Gear Fit, which gives a typical usage of 3 to 4 days and up to 5 days with low usage. The device measures in at 23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm (body only) and weighs 27 grams.
The Samsung Gear 2 on the other hand, features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display, a 2-megapixel autofocus camera and sports a metal body. The Gear 2 comes is dust and water resistant (IP67 certified). Other features include accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, IrLED and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
The new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will have a heart rate sensor, a pedometer and various tools to measure exercise, sleep and stress levels. Notably, the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are based on Tizen OS, instead of Android.
The Samsung Gear 2 Neo, much like Gear 2 features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display. Although does not come with a camera. It is dust and water resistant (IP67 certified) and includes accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor and various tools to measure exercise, sleep and stress levels. The company rates that with typical use the Gear 2 Neo can last up to 6 days and also comes with Bluetooth 4.0 LE.