Galaxy Gear Fit

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  1. mountainbikermark

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    I found another cool app that adds more functionality. The built in call app allows me to reject a call or reject with message only.
    Gear Fit Phone lets me do those or by tapping the green phone icon make the phone answer the call and , if I set it this way, turn on the speakerphone. Since I use Bluetooth often I didn't set it to switch the speakerphone on.
    I can also dial from contacts , favorites, or call log using the app, again tapping the icon causes the phone to dial the number I choose.
    I really didn't give it much of a chance when the Fit was new before deleting it off the device.

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    Here's where I used "cycling" the other day to get a general map of a pond I was kayaking on to be able to write some depth findings at various spots for fishing using the Notes s pen to write on top of the screen shot. The s pen works fine through my Joto phone holder/dry bag and I tied knots every foot on my kayak anchor rope to get a decent depth accuracy .
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    Before I forget again, here is a screen protector I got for the Fit.
    It took about a week for all the bubbles and wrinkles to settle out totally but now you can't even tell it's on except it adds a smidge of tactile to the watch and stuff like fingerprints and goo no longer stick to the screen.
    ArmorSuit MilitaryShield - Samsung Gear Fit Screen Protector Anti-Bubble Ultra HD - Extreme Clarity Touch Responsive Shield with Lifetime Free Replacements - Retail Packaging Amazon Cell Phones Accessories

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    I was thinking of getting a fitness tracker like the FITBIT. I started looking and found the GEAR FIT and really liked it. For not much more money, you get the same pedometer/ sleep monitor / syncing functions, plus the screen and notifications and the "light" Smart Watch features. While it may be cool to have a couple Dick Tracy conversations on my wrist, it's really not necessary. Nor do I need a spy camera with crappy quality. The NOTE 4 camera is amazing and I don't ever want to go less than that again.

    But the forum reviews of the GEAR Fit suck. They say the pedometer is drastically off, and you have to manually start it. While that works fine if you are "going for a walk", I'd like it to also count when I simply walk around the office, or walk through the parking lot, but without having to constantly act like it's a stop watch I have to click everytime I get up from my desk. The phone counts steps automatically if it's in my pocket, but at work I usually leave it at my desk. So I go out on the production floor for 45 minutes and come back and I get that Judgemental S-Health notification "Inactive for 1 hour fatty, why not go for walk?"


    You seem to like yours, but mostly from a "Smartwatch" stand point. What are your thoughts on it as a fitness tracker? That is it's primary purpose. A lot of reviewers said it's typical Samsung, tries to be too many things, and does none of them well.


    Another question, does it work at all with Google Navigation? I would love to be able to see the navigation prompts on my wrist while driving or riding my motorcycle.
     
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    I don't get where y'all say you have to start and stop your pedometer. From the box mine was on and I have to manually pause it to skip areas where I know it'll be off. Reboots don't put the pedometer in pause unless I do it. Are y'all having it not auto run in exercise mode or the dedicated pedometer area itself?
    I actually use it more for the fitness than notifications and the heart rate monitor is a better indication of health than steps anyway.
    Here's the results from a half hour walk I took because I was more interested in time than distance with it being 25f outside. I chose the course because the bigger loop was all major hills, the smaller loop a warm up before the big one.
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    The only thing woefully off was the elevation changes and I get that on any device short of my dedicated Garmin GPS.
    Maybe it's just me but I'm not seeing the suck factor after using it a few weeks. I'm actually using it more and more as I find new ways to use it, both for its phone connection and health tracking.
    With S Health just set your notifications to not call you fatty. :) I have all of mine turned off because I don't need to be reminded that the bacon cheeseburger I had for breakfast wasn't the best idea and at almost 51 I know 1 half hour walk isn't going to counteract years of pizza, cheeseburgers and cupcakes.
    I honestly wrote the first review above because I didn't find any that didn't concentrate heavily on where Samsung messed up and none of them had follow up edits after Samsung released updates that fixed most of the prior gripes and frustrations. To be honest I'm still content with using it just for health tracking but the ability to answer a call, use a calculator and change settings on my phone are just bonus points to me. I also put more emphasis on the smart part the way I did because that's what many are looking for on this forum. If this were a health forum and not an Android forum I would have worded it to be geared more towards that aspect.
    Bummer that it didn't work for you. I hope you find what you're looking for in your next purchase.

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    To answer about navigation, I have an app that sends driving directions and what not to the watch that is tied into Google Nav, or whatever it's called. It doesn't send photos of the map, just worded directions for current and next change. I used it when new just for the cool factor but don't need that particular function but it'll be nice to have it should that need change. The fonts are big enough to see without my readers, white lettering on a black background.
    Watch setting screen brightness 3 (middle setting), indirect sunlight on a sunny day. I can set the brightness higher if needed.

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    What is the length on the band. I'm rocking about a 9inch wrist. I keep finding dimensions as if the watch is closed only. And I also haven't found any specific replacment bands that are "over sized". I've got some gift cards to burn up, and I'm thinking about getting one.


    Another thing I heard on a Podcast, but had not read anywhere else, was that you can load music onto the Fit, and stream it to BT headphones, without the phone present. Any truth there?
     
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    My oem and aftermarket bands are 9" out to out, a smidge too short to be able to clasp on your wrist unfortunately. I saw Samsung has an "extra long" available on their site for $19.99 but specs didn't list its actual length.
    Gear Fit Large Band Black
    AT&T also has it available but my local store is out of stock so I can't go measure one to get a true length.
    As far as loading music locally, the podcast is mistaken. The Gear Neo has that ability but not the Fit.

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    I saw that on AT&Ts website. I did a chat with their customer service. He didn't know either, and couldn't find any stores around me with it in stock. Though if your stock band is 9", the Large band by the same company has to be at least 10 I would think, or why make it.

    So $125 for the Watch and $20 for the band. Not bad I guess.
     
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    Not bad at all. Retail at carrier stores is $199 for the Fit and same $20 for extra bands.
    I was thinking the large is probably 11" out to out but that's just a guess on my part.

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    Walmart.com has it for $125 And I bought the band from AT&T online because they have free shipping. I think I'll have the watch beginning of next week.

    I was having trouble using multiple gift cards on Walmart.com, so I chose an option I didn't know existed. I chose CASH as my method of payment, then I took the slip to my local store and paid there, then they authorize the order for processing.

    Neat option for someone not wanting to use a credit card online, or not having a card to use.
     
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    Very good review, even though this is 2017 and I just bought the Fit2 Pro, I find your review very promising for me liking this product. Like you I have held back not really being interested in a full blown smart watch. Still needing some thing that could show me what my heart rate is and record a recorded of it. I'm working out fairly intensely for a 71 year old fat boy. I came close to getting the Garmin but I'm not really interested in GPS, I work out at the club and it has a metal roof so GPS pretty much not needed. I checked out the FIT. Someone suggested I check out the Samsung watches and boom there it was great reviews everywhere and great sale on Samsung with free shipping. So I'm off on my journey and landed here it this forum to see if I can figure out how to use the dam thing. Goes great with my S8+
     
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