The Perfect Fit for Any Lifestyle

The Perfect Fit for Any Lifestyle

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When we started our fitness quest a few years ago, we purchased heart rate monitors and over time expanded our wearable technology to include 3 of the newly introduced units. Each offers something different than the other such as a watch, step and activity monitoring, sleep tracking and sedentary notifications, Today, I finally upgraded to something that puts the others to shame – a Samsung Gear Fit.

The new Samsung Gear Fit is available today at Walmart! SahmReviews.com shares some details on this new wearable tech. #CollectiveBias

It’s not very often that I get envious. I’ve been blessed with a life filled with so many positive things, opportunities and most important, people. But today I’m totally jealous of this technology. Not only is it high tech but it is lightweight, has a touch responsive color display, is extremely functional and completely, totally awesome. I’m sure you are asking yourself why I’m jealous since I just got done saying I bought it. It is way more than I thought it would be and therein lies the problem.

Wearable technology keeps getting better and better! SahmReviews.com shares scoop on the latest gadget, the Samsung Gear Fit. #CollectiveBias

We charged the device then set off to see what all it could do. From the main screen, it displays the time along with another option such as the weather or activity progress. The customizable display feature alone make it better than our current devices. With the other activity-tracking devices that we own, we wear them and eventually sync them to our computer or phone. The phone doesn’t need to be nearby because while the units pair together, they don’t really correlate to each other. The phone, app and software are more of a mode by which to read your progress. So I figured when I bought the Samsung Gear Fit, I would be able to wear it and sync it to my daughter’s Samsung Galaxy S5 in the evenings.

Wearable technology keeps getting better and better! SahmReviews.com shares scoop on the latest gadget, the Samsung Gear Fit. #CollectiveBias

My logic demonstrated a total lack of “research before purchase”. Will my plan to wear the Gear Fit be what really happens? Nosiree. That baby is WAY more than just a glorified pedometer with a clock. It’s full-on wearable technology with a long list of other capabilities. I decided to see just how integrated it is by sending a text message to my daughter’s phone. Sure enough, it popped up on the screen on hubby’s wrist. (Since he laid claim to the maiden voyage, this was just one of the many hurdles I would face.) It was extremely cool to see my “Hello Gear” message pop up. Even more amazing… the options from there! “Delete” “Show on Device” and “Quick Reply”. Tap the “Quick Reply” to discover a short list of programmed responses such as “I’ll call you later” “Yes” “OK” and “No”.  All direct from your wrist. There are about a half dozen or so pre-programmed but you can use your paired device to change them to fit your personality or situation.

I took it a step further and decided to call my daughter’s phone. While it doesn’t give the option to actually answer the call and talk on it, it does offer two quick options. Swipe one direction across the screen and it rejects the call. Swipe the other direction and it sends to voicemail AND a quick reply that says “I’ll call you later” that launches a text message to the caller. There is only one template available but it, too, can be modified from your paired device.

Wearable technology keeps getting better and better! SahmReviews.com shares scoop on the latest gadget, the Samsung Gear Fit. #CollectiveBias

The new Samsung Gear Fit doesn’t stop there… It offers a media controller to easily play, pause or move through music stored on the paired device. It also provides notifications of missed calls, mail and calendar events. Are you starting to see my problem? I’m jealous because for me to put this device to full use, I would need to upgrade my current phone to a Samsung Galaxy (or take my daughter’s!) So I decided to let her use it for a night while at track practice.

Taking fitness tracking to the new level with the Samsung Gear Fit. Details at SahmReviews.com! #CollectiveBias

Did I mention that it’s also an activity tracker on steroids? Like other devices, it has a pedometer but also has a stopwatch, heart rate monitor and exercise tracker. She said one of her teammates spent the entire practice asking her what time it was. Miss M was excited to see how much she had accomplished at one track practice and was intrigued by the inclusion of the heart rate monitor. Of course, I can’t forget to mention that it includes a sleep monitor, too.

Wearable technology keeps getting better and better! SahmReviews.com shares scoop on the latest gadget, the Samsung Gear Fit. #CollectiveBias

There’s so much it can do! The Samsung Gear Fit is available at Walmart for $199. Our store didn’t have them on display but did have signage (pictured above). If you have a supporting device, you’ll want to check this out. If you have tech envy like I do, you might just find yourself upgrading your other gadgets so you CAN wear this one.

Nicole

About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked as an ambassador for brands such as Netflix, U.S. Cellular and K'NEX, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two beautiful teen daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere playing board games.

92 comments on «The Perfect Fit for Any Lifestyle»

  1. Once it has Facetime, it will be the dick tracy watch of the future that I always wanted. Come on, mac – I need it!

  2. Angelica says:

    Looks awesome!! This would make a great gift.

  3. Hmmm, I am wondering if my husband would like something like this for Father’s Day. I am going to have to put out some feelers..

  4. kim says:

    Love all these gadgets I’ve been seeing. This one beats all…very cool!

  5. This looks like an awesome gift for my hubs once he gets his wish of switching back to an android phone. Thanks for the review!

  6. I’m a runner, and I’m following along with the wearable tech market, so I’m super interested in these things. Thanks for sharing your write up.

  7. Amanda @ Erickson and Co says:

    This looks neat! I love my samsung phone but I don’t think I talk on the phone enough to buy the watch!

  8. pattie says:

    that’s an awesome looking watch! hubster has been wanting to get into wearable tech. i’ll make sure to pass this on to him.

  9. This is so cool! I love gadgets that help get me motivated to get up and move!

  10. Very cool and I love Samsung products as they are all over my house! I am a walker, so this would be perfect for me.

  11. That’s really handing. I know I could use this 🙂 When I go out without my purse, my phone is always slipping out of my pocket. Haha!

  12. That little gadget looks really cool! Does it do windows? 🙂

  13. This looks awesome. I may have to place some small hits around the house. You know like poster size pictures of this 🙂 Thanks for sharing
    Eric

  14. I am sooo glad you did a review of this. I have been dreaming about it for a while now. I am 100% completely sold that I NEED this product. So excited!!! I didn’t think I could want it anymore but you made it so!

  15. Super cool! This beats wearing my old school heart rate monitor!

  16. cindy b says:

    OOh I would love to try this out! It looks so cool!

  17. susan says:

    this is so high tech~ I would love to try this, and see how much we really walk on vacation.

  18. Lena says:

    That is so cool – I want to have one like that!!!

  19. Erinn S says:

    This is great. I love the style, some appear to look awkward! Samsung always has the best electronics and this is great for my runs http://www.parentinghealthy.com/

  20. LaVonne says:

    I love this! What a perfect Mother’s Day gift idea. Now I need to send it to my hubby 🙂

  21. Louida says:

    Now this is a very cool device! I have a Samsung S4 so it would work prefect for me. Thanks for the review!

  22. Diane says:

    I have always been interested in these devices but I wouldnt really use it for anything except the pedometer!

  23. Jenny says:

    I was looking at these the other day at Best Buy. Something I would probably consider getting once I get my galaxy s5. Might motivate me to get active more.

  24. That is totally awesome! My husband would love this gadget.

  25. Rosey says:

    Hahahaha, someone in your comments said they’re going to put up poster sized pictures of this for hints, hahahaha Saw that scrolling down and it made me laugh.

    This is a nifty looking / acting device. I bet my oldest two boys (both grown) would love it!

  26. katherine bartlett says:

    This looks like an awesome device!

  27. Allison B says:

    My husband is a runner and he would love this! I’ve always wondered how well these work.

  28. This is awesome! Forget my husband, I would love to have one of these little gadgets for myself!

  29. Melinda says:

    i really like the pedometer feature. It’s one less thing I’d have to wear

  30. Michele says:

    Maybe your hubby who has taken this over obviously will get you one for Mother’s Day!! This does sound amazing and I am having trouble getting my mind around it all.

  31. Theresa says:

    My husband just started a fitness routine and could really benefit from this! I am going to give it some serious consideration for a Father’s Day gift for him this year!

  32. That is the coolest little thing!!! I love it!

  33. Erica says:

    This looks like the coolest little gadget! I really need something like this!

  34. Jessica says:

    I am very interested in getting one of these. They seem very helpful!

  35. kungphoo says:

    I am a gadget guy! This is not a like to have, this is a need and a want!!

  36. MommaDJane says:

    Okay that’s pretty cool!

  37. Looks like a great device! I will have to look more at it. Right now I just use my phone for stuff like that,plus I will have to check it it fits chubby people. My wrists are fast and most watches don’t fit me.

  38. Felicia says:

    Wow, technology is so advanced these days it is a little scary. This device can do so much and is reasonably priced for the gadget itself. Thanks for sharing. I had never heard of it or seen it before!

  39. brett says:

    i want one!! with a galaxy something too!

  40. Cinny says:

    I have been drooling over the Samsung gear since it came out!!! They’re so cool.

  41. Chrysa says:

    Oh, how awesome. My husband has the Galaxy Gear and he LOVES it, but I would like to get the Gear Fit for myself!

  42. I seriously want one of these! I love your phone case too!

  43. Jenn says:

    Sounds like a real multitasker! Thanks for the review.

  44. Okay, these new smart watches look awesome! Love the sleek design!

  45. I have a Galaxy 3… I’ll have to check whether this will work with that model.

  46. Oh I really love this! Checking it out for the first time. Thanks.

  47. Karen says:

    This is so cool! My husband would love this for Father’s Day. I think I know what to get him now!

  48. Wow. That is a nice little toy! If I was still a runner I would be tempted to get one of those. Technology is amazing, is it not? It does everything except wash your dishes for you. Thanks for your review! Cheers!

  49. Melissa says:

    Wow, I love the look of it! Such a bright screen and so slick!

  50. I think this would make a great gift for Father’s Day!!

  51. Dawn Lopez says:

    Oh my goodness! I only recently invested in some fitness tech… but even more recently just got the Samsung S5.. so .. um looks like I need to get this! How awesome, I am totally wowed right now! So attractive too, total bonus!

  52. Shell says:

    What a neat gadget! I get jealous over technology, too!

  53. I’ve been looking at these lately and I love your review. It’s so innovative and cool, too! All of my girlfriends would be jealous. 😀

  54. Maria says:

    I NEED this!! I was just telling my husband I had seen something similar to this and needed it!!

  55. It is incredible how technology makes it possible to keep such good track of so many things. It is really incredible! It is also great how small the devices that do all the work are now, it is like science fiction.

  56. Hanan says:

    This looks pretty interesting! I like the added feature for calls.

  57. Wow! This is so neat. I would love to have this!

  58. Veronica says:

    This is quite a cool device. My son would totally want one

  59. I love gadgets! This is awesome!

  60. This looks really neat, and I love quite a few of the features. It would make a great gift for sure!

  61. We don’t have any Samsung. But I must admit, that’s very cool piece of tech!

  62. Camila says:

    Wow This is so cool!… I’m not a very techy person but this one caught my eyes! That would me a xuper cool toyu for me and my hubby!

    Hugs!

  63. Debbie L says:

    These are so neat – checking them out! I really like the fact that everything I need is on my wrist!

  64. Tracey says:

    That is so cool! I’ve never seen that before! Would make a great gift for sure.

  65. Rachael says:

    This Samsung Gear Fit looks cool. I’d like to get a heart rate monitor.

  66. krystal says:

    I’d love a tool like this to track my fitness. This looks like an awesome tool!

  67. Looks so kool and it is going to help me keep a track on my fitness. No matter how much I try to goof up with my fitness, this cute gadget is not going to let me succeed

  68. Keikilani says:

    Technology is just blowing me away with all the new and cool things that are available. This is just too awesome! I am sure that we will be able to talk through our wristbands soon.

  69. Christie says:

    This device looks so nifty! I can’t believe how far technology has come

  70. Autumn says:

    I would love to own one of these. They look so useful! It’s amazing how much they can be personalized to suit the needs of the wearer.

  71. Chelsea says:

    This is really cool! I don’t have a Samsung phone, but it’d make a great gift for someone who does.

  72. Dawn says:

    Well isn’t that just the neatest contraption! New technology shocks me daily!

  73. Lisa says:

    Nice gadget and I love all functions it offers – thanks for sharing!

  74. This looks like a cool gadget. I would like to try it.

  75. Welcome to the future. Seriously, that’s what I was thinking as I was reading all that this device and do. It’s pretty amazing!

  76. I’m such a tech junkie. I love all of the wearable stuff that is appearing on the market.

  77. Janel says:

    That looks extremely cool! I’m always digging for my phone at the bottom of my purse.

  78. This sounds like such a cool device. I wish that I had one of the compatible devices!

  79. Dina says:

    I have the fitbit which doesn’t do nearly as many cool things. I’ll have to check the samsung out!

  80. wow! This totally puts my current fit wearable to shame. I want to live in the future where I can communicate from my wrist!

  81. Jennifer says:

    Wow! I’ve never seen one of these before – I love that it shows you who is calling you! I might get one for my husband, because like Kate said, that really puts ordinary fit wearables to shame!

  82. Danielle says:

    These are awesome!! I feel like things just keep getting better and better and I am so out of date!!! I need these!! Super cool!

  83. I feel like I stepped into a futuristic movie!! This is beyond cool! I want one! Already have the Samsung phone! This would be so perfect for while I’m working, I don’t always have pockets that fit the large Samsung phones and purses are not an option for my job all the time.

  84. Mike Harris says:

    So, I still don’t get it when it comes to these watches but the Gear looks a lot better than the Gear 2 to me.

  85. Micaya says:

    Wow I love the design of this!!! If only it was compatible with other Android devices besides the one made by Samsung.

  86. Technology is SO SO SO cool nowadays!!

  87. Tony Matta says:

    They look great i wanna have one of these

  88. Mary Lissa says:

    Really inspiring , I love all of the wearable stuff that is appearing on the market. Thanks for Sharing

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