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Pro Has smartwatch-like functionality
With Gear Fit you can view emails and texts, get notifications from apps, dismiss calls and reply with preset text snippets.
Pro Colorful, curved touchscreen sAMOLED display
The Gear Fit has a vibrant sAMOLED display that's bright enough to be easy to use in a bright environment. It also allows switching the orientation of the display layout from the default horizontal to vertical.
Pro Virtual coach
Based on live readings, the Gear Fit app provides real-time suggestions during your workout.
Con Very difficult to find
The newer version of this tracker has been out for some time. It's quite difficult to find this version new, though you can still get it refurbished.
Con Poor battery life and clunky battery charger
Gear Fit last about two days of active use and requires an extra battery charger adapter to charge.
Con Heart rate monitor is slow and inaccurate
The heart rate monitor seems to be often all over the place with its tracking. Often it will be reading an extremely higher rate than what the user has, which will not only throw off their data but could also interrupt ones exercising.
Con Inaccurate step counter
The step counter is often inaccurate with it over recording the steps one makes, this basically makes the feature useless if accurate readings are necessary.
Con Requires Android phone for alarm
The Samsung Gear Fit will serve as a notification device for Android phone alarms, but has no alarm feature of its own.
Con Sometimes unresponsive touchscreen
The Gear Fit has been known to have an unresponsive touchscreen at random times, while a restart may help this is a worry that users will have to deal with from time to time.
Con No way to overview sleep activity
There is currently no way to see an overview of ones sleep activity. There is also no automatic tracking of sleep, one needs to set the watch to the time they want it to start tracking sleep which is unreliable due to it being difficult to nail down the exact time one actually falls asleep.