The Samsung Gear Fit fitness tracker and smartwatch is probably the least bulky smartwatch around, but it’s also more of a fitness tracker than the kind of smartwatch that we’re all so excited about getting. That doesn’t mean that it’s not awesome though, and if you’ve been on the fence about picking one up and happen to live in the United States, then now might be a great time to take the plunge.
With the Gear Fit having only made the jump from Samsung’s drawing board to the store around three months ago, it’s still quite a tasty little device. The fact that it’s not exactly old makes the fact that Best Buy has it on sale quite interesting. The fact that it’s not just on sale, but heavily discounted, just makes the whole thing somewhat odd. But hey, who are we to complain?
With its original asking price of $199, the Samsung Gear Fit is now available to purchase from Best Buy for just $99. That’s half price, and something of a bargain in anybody’s book. If you’ve been thinking about getting your first smartwatch, then you’re now pretty much all out of excuses!
The Gear Fit watch itself features a curved screen and more closely resembles a fitness tracker than a conventional watch. That makes it actually look quite nice in our opinion, though we’re sure some would prefer something that looks more like a watch than a bracelet. The device may not have a camera, voice control or other smartwatch stables, but it does instead aim to be the best fitness tracker possible. A pedometer, water resistance, and a heart rate monitor are all things that the Gear Fit can boast, and at that asking price, it really is a steal.
If you’re looking for a cheap smartwatch, and don’t mind the compromises that come with it, then place your order ASAP before the price goes back up!
Keep in mind though that Gear Fit runs Tizen (not Android Wear), and is compatible to work officially only on Samsung devices.