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.

originally written by dgstorm