When I got to test out the Galaxy S5 smartphone, I also had the opportunity to spend the past week with the Samsung (SSNLF) Gear Fit, part of that company’s second generation of smart wearables and its take on the fitness band.
The Gear Fit is part of Samsung’s strategy to tackle the health and fitness market. It incorporates sensors to measure activity and heart rate, uploading that data to Samsung’s S Health app — basically, Samsung’s take on Apple’s (AAPL) forthcoming iOS8 Health app.
While everyone is waiting for Apple’s “iWatch” to make its debut, likely completing the fitness loop for iOS, the Samsung Gear Fit is here now.
Will Samsung be able to take advantage of its head start to build a lead over Apple and take down other fitness bands like the Fitbit Flex and Nike (NKE) Fuel Band in the process? Read our Gear Fit review to find out.