Samsung Gear Fit wins best mobile device at MWC

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Wearable device running manufacturers Tizen OS launched at Mobile World Congress wins award

The Samsung Gear Fit wearable device has been named “The Best Mobile Device” at Mobile World Congress by organisers GSMA.

The 1.84-inch screen curves around the wrist and works like a standard smartwatch in notifying the user of calls, text messages and emails when connected to a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. It runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS.

Where it differs from a smartwatch is that it offers real-time fitness coaching, personalised advice and recommendations.

It can provide this intuitive feedback through an in-built pedometer and heat rate monitor. The manufacturer claims its 210mAh battery allows for 3-4 days of typical use.

The wearables market has failed to catch fire but the industry is expecting big things. Mobile World Congress saw the launch of a number of devices including ‘Talkband’ from Huawei, while Samsung also announced the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches.

The Gear Fit is expected to go on sale in mid-April, no pricing details have been announced.

 

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