Of all the devices announced at Mobile World Congress, it was one little wearable that has drawn the most attention. Samsung’s new Gear Fit, part of a revamped smartwatch lineup, was named “Best Mobile Device” of Mobile World Congress as the annual show drew to a close.
The Gear Fit was announced at the beginning of the show alongside the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo. The Fit pairs with Galaxy devices and combines smartwatch functionality with personal fitness tracking, all packaged in a compact wearable. Features include a 1.85-inch curved Super AMOLED display and a variety of fitness sensors, including heart rate monitor, pedometer, and sleep tracker. The Tizen-based smartwatch boasts a battery life of 3-4 days.
The award was handed out by the GSMA, the governing body behind the mobile technology trade show. Earlier in the week the group released a lengthy list of winners in other categories, which, much to the chagrin of some, included the iPad Air — a device not even represented at the show — as Best Mobile Tablet.