Battery and charger
When I first saw the things included with the Gear Fit, I was baffled by it. Everything – except the paperwork – is necessary to be brought out and about if you are travelling. There is absolutely NO escape from the unnecessary bulk.
The charging dock, though small, is definitely cube-ish in shape and is proprietary. This means that if you lost this charging dock, you’re screwed. Sure, you can also use other wall adapters to charge the Gear Fit, but the charging dock is absolutely necessary.
Charging the Gear Fit is rather annoying. Since it’s supposed to be a smart device that tracks your sleep cycles, your steps, and also your exercise routine only when you’re wearing it, you’ll have to put down the watch some time during your daily routine to charge the watch. That means you’ll have to put it to charge during your sleep – which it will then be unable to track your sleep cycle, or leave it on the table when you’re working on the desk.
The Gear Fit can be charged completely within an hour, and has a battery life that lasts for about 3 to 4 days – most definitely better than the other smartwatch that I’m currently reviewing, the Gear 2. I’ve been wearing my Black Dice GURU for more than a year now and the battery is still running great.