The possibility of sudden demise of wearable fitness bands has been blown out of proportion by various media outlets. If this is the case, then how come Samsung managed to sell a whooping 250,000 units of Gear Fit in less than 10 days?
While wearable devices have yet to pick up pace in terms of popularity, but it seems that Samsung's Galaxy Fit is said to be sold out. Samsung Gear Fit was launched alongside the Galaxy S5 on April 11 with much fanfare.
According to a Korean website MK, Samsung manufactured an initial batch of 200,000 to 250,000 Gear Fit units, and the company sold out entire units in flat 10 days. Furthermore, Samsung managed to shift 25,000 units in its native country.
Samsung launched a trio of wearable devices at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC). Besides the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, Samsung also launched the Gear Fit- a hybrid between a smartwatch and a fitness band. Out of all three wearable devices, the Gear Fit has been praised for its unique design but at the same time critics panned its retail price. The Gear Fit retails upwards of $199 (about Rs. 11,940) in the International market.
Talking about its features, the Samsung Gear Fit has a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display. The device is powered by Samsung's native OS, instead of Google's Android mobile OS. The battery is designed and manufactured by Samsung SDI, which can lasts for 3 or 5 days on a single charge. The Gear Fit is compatible with as many as 20 Samsung Galaxy devices. Unfortunately, you cannot pair the Gear Fit with your iPhone.
In India, Samsung Gear Fit is priced at Rs. 15,990, and can be purchased through physical and online retailers nationwide.
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