News & Reviews: Samsung Gear Fit
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2015
Back in the year 1999, Samsung launched the world's very first watch phone – The SPH-WP10. The watch phone was capable of executing 90 minutes talk time and had a monochrome LCD screen. Then after a decade, the S9110 was released and it looked like a miniature phone making it the world's slimmest watch phone in the period. As time progressed, smartwatches came along and Samsung introduced the Galaxy Gear, followed by the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo,Gear Fit, Gear S and now the Gear S2 which is coming to Malaysia on 27 November.
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2014
Samsung Malaysia has started a new fitness promotion with their Gear Fit Gym Challenge. Available at selected Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First gyms, the challenge will run from 16 June 2014 to 27 August. The challenge will be open to gym members and involve completing a 5km run on a treadmill within 30 minutes, with the challenger who gets the shortest time winning a Samsung Gear Fit smartband. Challengers will put on a Gear Fit smartband, take the run and see their scores posted on the leaderboard. The challenger who gets the best time at the end of the challenge period will win the smartband. Of course, challengers can participate as many times as they want, so check out the Gear Fit Gym Challenge schedule in this article.
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2014
Samsung Malaysia is bringing the Samsung Galaxy 11 World Tour to Malaysia from 13 June 2014 to 22 June 2014. The showcase will offer users a close encounter with the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit devices with various activities to be held at the Orange Concourse in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. According to Samsung Malaysia, the Galaxy 11 World Tour takes place in only 10 countries of the world, with Malaysia being one of them. Users will also get the opportunity to trade in any pre-owned mobile phone for a brand new GALAXY S5. A cash voucher equal to the value of the pre-owned mobile phone will be given along with an additional RM200 voucher for massive value.
Last Updated: May 17, 2014
Samsung Malaysia recently announced that new Samsung Galaxy S5 owners could get the chance to win flight tickets to catch the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil or win a 55-inch Samsung Curved UHD TV or even limited edition Galaxy 11 footballs. To win, new Samsung Galaxy S5 owners may submit entries at www.galaxy11.my. The grand prize of two tickets to Brazil are worth up to RM20000 while another five units of Samsung Curved UHD TVs up for grabs are worth RM15999 each. The first 10000 to submit their entries will get a limited edition GALAXY 11 football. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is currently priced at RM2399 while the Galaxy Gear smartwatch goes for RM799. The Gear Fit smartband on the other hand will go for RM599 with all three devices readily available at Samsung Experience Stores and authorized dealers. In line with the Galaxy 11 campaign, Samsung Malaysia will be doing various activities with the details listed in this article.
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2014
Samsung Malaysia recently made it official, that their flagship smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Samsung Gear Fit smartband are now currently available in Malaysia. While retail pricing for the three devices have been set at RM2399 for the Samsung Galaxy S5, RM899 for the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and RM599 for the Samsung Gear Fit, they can be bought at discounted prices through local telco deals and at all Samsung Experience stores, authorized sellers and distributors. For a complete breakdown of the available Samsung Galaxy S5 local telco deals from Celcom, Maxis, DiGi and U Mobile feel free to check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 plan comparison tool. Check out the videos of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit in this article for a refresher.
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2014
In time with their launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Malaysia provided 55 selected buyers of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone with special gifts worth RM200. The 55 fans were selected from five locations as previously reported. These locations included:
- Celcom Blue Cube at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
- Digi Concept Store at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
- Maxis Centre at Suria KLCC
- Samsung Experience Store at The Gardens Mall
- Samsung Experience Store at the Gurney Paragon Mall Penang
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2014
Apart from the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Malaysia also revealed their Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Samsung Gear Fit smartband. Previously, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch had major issues with compatibility, but not so with these two new wearable devices as Samsung Malaysia prove with an extensive device compatibility list which you can see in this article.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2014
After being told we wouldn't have to wait that long, Samsung Malaysia has announced the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone here in the country. As typical of a Samsung flagship smartphone, it also comes with companion devices like the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Samsung Gear Fit smartband. While it probably doesn't need mentioning anymore, the tech specs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 include:
- 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB / 32GB storage + microSD (64GB)
- 5.1-display (FHD, Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080)
- 16MP rear camera (ISOCELL, UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization) + 2.0MP front camera
- 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm | 145g
- 2800 mAh battery
- Supports LTE Cat.4, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2), Bluetooth 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote
- Features Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor, Download Booster, S Health 3.0, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Kids Mode
- IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
- Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014
While it has been announced, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is only coming on 11 April 2014 but if you've missed some of it's features or tech specs, Samsung have come out with some official hands-on videos of this latest flagship smartphone. The video highlights key features like the camera, heart rate monitor and fingerprint sensor while showing how to use them. In addition to the Galaxy S5, Samsung have also come out with an official hands-on video for the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Gear Fit smartband. Check out the videos for yourself in this article.
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2014
Smart bands look to be the straddling the gap between health trackers and more feature filled smartwatches with the Samsung Gear Fit being one of the latest smartbands from Samsung. A purely health tracker device from Samsung could also be coming in the form of the Samsung S-Circle which is basically the same as the Samsung S Band and Heart Rate Monitor Band. Basically a sensor on a wrist band, the S-Circle is expected to offer tech specs like Bluetooth LE and be relatively more affordable than your usual smartwatch. No specific Malaysia release dates or pricing details were available but we expect it to surface soon as it has already got Bluetooth SIG certification.