Samsung's Gear Fit Named 'Best Mobile Device' of Mobile World Congress 2014

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    It looks like Sammy is turning around their "mobile wearables" image. Despite the fact that the first Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch from last year wasn't very well received, their new Galaxy Fit has garnered the highest praise possible from Mobile World Congress this year. The Gear Fit won the MWC 2014 "Best Mobile Device" of the event.

    The Fit had a great deal of company from Samsung devices in that category before it won. The Samsung Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Gear 2 and the Galaxy Gear 2 Neo were also nominated. The GSMA, which is the governing body of the trade show, handed out the award. Here's a spec and feature recap:

    • Smartwatch functionality
    • Personal fitness tracking
    • 1.85-inch curved Super AMOLED display
    • A variety of fitness sensors: heart rate monitor, pedometer, and sleep tracker
    • Tizen-based OS
    • Battery life of 3-4 days
    The Gear Fit is a pretty amazing device, so it's victory is not too surprising.
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    I've been wanting a wearable device to track my sleep. But I've read several articles where a person wore 4 of the big name devices and all of them gave different results. I'm not going to waste my money on one that gives me a different result than the rest. No telling which is the right one.
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    This was a great choice in my humble opinion
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    Hoping somebody comes out with a fitness tracker that's also accurate for cycling
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    It would have to have GPS. But with this mated with a phone i cant see while this wouldnt work with cycling with the correct app.