Cherry Mobile Fit Hands-on, First Impressions
Apart from the Explorer 2 smart action camera, Cherry Mobile has also sent in a new device. It’s not a smartphone, not a camera, but a wearable. Looks like Cherry Mobile is serious in venturing to different markets now. This is our initial impressions of the Cherry Fit.
The Fit is a Bluetooth activity tracker. It has a nearly 1-inch display that recognizes simple touch and swipe gestures. There’s a single button on the side for selection and waking up the display of the device.
The strap used is rather questionable, well at least with the unit provided to us. Its faux-leather material is not exactly the appropriate look for a fitness band but it should do well for everyday casual use. The bands don’t seem to be swappable either.
The device also doubles as a headset, simply detach it from the wristband and voila, you can now slip it in your ear like your usual Bluetooth headset.
When removed from the band, the Fit reveals its earpiece, which has an extra earbud included, and the micro-USB for charging. We can’t help but see an incarnation of the Huawei TalkBand B2. These two devices have so much in common.
The Fit can show date and time, weather, and notifications on its small display. Being an activity tracker, its pedometer counts your steps, can time your run, and it can also calculate the calories you were able to burn.
Interestingly, Cherry has its own app for the wearable that you can download from the Play Store. The app, when paired to the phone, compiles all the data recorded on the Fit. Here you can keep an eye on your performance and also set a goal. Tweaking the Fit is also done through the app including software updates, alarm setup, and notification settings.
As listed by Cherry, the Fit is dust and splash proofed, although there’s no certification. So, it’s not exactly a thing you should keep wearing when in the shower or swimming pool.
Cherry Mobile Fit specifications:
0.96-inch PMOLED display @ 64 x 128 pixels
46.6 x 20 x 10.5 mm
For Php3,499, it’s one of the cheapest activity tracker and Bluetooth headset in the market. We’ll be testing out the Fit, along with the Explorer 2 smart action camera to see how the new Cherry devices fair. Check back for our full review.