Samsung announced a trio of wearable devices alongside the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress 2014. Apart from the two new Gear smartwatches Samsung also launched the Gear Fit activity tracker. However this wearable device does much more, it’s essentially a smartwatch-cum-activity tracker. Its certainly an attractive device and the Gear Fit appears to be doing very well for itself if reports are accurate. Apparently the initial 250,000 unit stock has been sold out.
MK, a Korean publication, claims that out of the 250,000 units that were sold in just ten days, 25,000 units were sold in South Korea alone. Samsung is now said to have increased production of this wearable device which has apparently put pressure on Samsung Display and Samsung SDI, the two sole suppliers for the Gear Fit.
With a $199 price tag, Gear Fit touts a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display with 432×128 pixel resolution. Its powered by Samsung’s homegrown Real Time OS. The battery, developed by Samsung SDI, can last for three to five days on a single charge, making the Gear Fit a much more attractive choice as opposed to conventional smartwatches which don’t offer similar battery life. Samsung’s new activity tracker is compatible with 20 existing smartphones and tablets.