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​#MWC2014: Samsung launches Gear Fit wearable device

NEW DELHI: Samsung has launched Gear Fit, a Super AMOLED wearable fitness tracker device at the Mobile World Congress. It is different from the two Tizen operating system-based smartwatches announced by the company on Sunday.

Samsung Gear Fit offers a custom, real-time fitness coaching to provide personalized advice and workout recommendations. It features a pedometer, accelerometer, Gyro and Heart Rate sensors.

Offering a Super AMOLED display, the Gear Fit offers additional functionality such as providing instant notifications from Galaxy smartphones for incoming calls, emails, SMS, alarm, S-planner, and other third party apps. The device is rated IP67 for water and dust resistance.

The Gear Fit's straps are changeable and come in black, orange and mocha grey colours. It will be available globally starting April.

Samsung also showcased the Gear 2 at the event. Gear 2 will be available in two variants, namely the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, with the latter being an economy version.

Samsung has dropped the Galaxy branding as the new smartwatch does not run on Android. Instead, it is powered by Tizen, the Linux-based operating system developed by Samsung with Intel. The Gear 2 is one of the first commercially available Tizen devices.

Just like the Galaxy Gear, the Gear 2 also sports a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display(320 X 320p), and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM. It has 4GB internal storage and features Accelerometer, Gyroscope and heart rate sensors. Galaxy Gear did not have a heart rate sensor. It also features an IrLED port, allowing it to be used as a universal remote control.

Gear 2 sports a 2MP camera which is mounted on the front unlike the Galaxy Gear's camera which was placed on the strap. The Gear 2 Neo does not come with a camera. Gear 2 Neo is made of plastic while the Gear 2 has a metal face.

Both the variants of Gear 2 are IP67 certified water and dust-resistant.

While the user interface of the Gear 2 looks similar to the Galaxy Gear in the press shots, it is not known if the Galaxy Gear apps will be compatible with Gear 2. The watch has the ability to store and play music without being connected to a smartphone.

Samsung says the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be compatible with over a dozen Samsung Galaxy smartphones at the time of launch, suggesting wider compatibility compared to the Galaxy Gear which was compatible with a handful of high-end Samsung smartphones only.

Gear 2 will be available in charcoal black, gold brown and wild orange colours while the Gear 2 Neo will be available in charcoal black, mocha grey and wild orange. It will be available around the world starting April though Samsung has not revealed the pricing.

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