Samsung Gear Fit
The bracelet of the South Korean company is one of the last that has been officially presented. In addition, Samsung has reserved it to present it together with the Samsung Galaxy S5, giving it a special place, one better than that of the two watches they have presented. The Samsung Gear Fit sports a 1.84-inch curved SuperAMOLED screen, with a resolution of 432 x 128 pixels. The difference between this bracelet and the others is that it has a screen, so, in essence, it is very similar to a smartwatch.
In this case, we are also talking about a very light bracelet, 27 grams, which together with the fact that the screen is curved and adapts to the wrist, we will hardly notice that it is a bracelet with a screen and with more functions than its competitors . In this case, it also has three sensors, the accelerometer, the gyroscope, and the heart rate sensor.
To all this should be added its software and connectivity functions. It monitors when we sleep, we can control the multimedia functions of our smartphone or tablet, and it informs us about notifications of messages, calls, or emails, as well as other applications. The difference with the clock is that it does not install apps, in principle, nor can calls be received. Its battery offers us an autonomy of about four days, and the strap can be replaced. In the email below you can see it in action. It has no date or price.
Sony’s bracelet is nothing new, given that it was presented by the company at CES 2014, the SmartBand. However, we still did not have enough details about it. In this case, we find a bracelet that does not have a screen, so it does not offer notifications of any kind. Of course, it is limited to monitoring our daily physical activity, and we can consult it from the Lifelog application that we carry on our smartphone or tablet.
Although it does not have a screen, it does have three LEDs that help us to indicate the charge that it has. As with the other two bracelets, we can also disassemble the central electronic unit to change the strap. The worst of all is that we have to do this to charge the bracelet through the microUSB, but it is what it is. In addition to this, we could control the multimedia functions of a mobile, although it only has one button, so we can not do anything other than pause or continue a song. It comes with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a weight of only 21 grams. In the following video you can see how the bracelet of the Japanese company works in action:
Huawei TalkBand B1
Finally, we come to the model that has been presented at the Mobile World Congress 2014, the bracelet of the Chinese company, the Huawei TalkBand B1. This bracelet does have an OLED screen, which is flexible, and 1.4 inches, although it is not in color, but in black and white. This has NFC connectivity, which will help us connect it with smartphones and devices that carry this technology, whether or not they are from Huawei. Its battery is 90 mAh, although it offers us a range of six days of use. Of course, it has a component that can be disassembled, which becomes a free hand that we can take to our ear to make phone calls. In the strap itself the USB connector is integrated, which helps us to charge the device. It costs 99 euros and will be released in April. Here is the video in which you can see the Huawei smart bracelet in action.