Samsung Announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro Wearable

Samsung’s arguably best-received Android wearable, the Gear Fit, may have been overshadowed with the release of the Note 8 but don’t let it deter you from the potent, little device.

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro was leaked online before its official release on Samsung Malaysia’s website.

The new Gear Fit 2 Pro retains the more enthusiastic look of its predecessor, which was more oriented towards athletes and fitness enthusiasts compared to the original which was more premium-looking.

Display, Storage and Battery

The display here is a 1.5-inch Super AMOLED panel (because Samsung) with 216 x 432 resolution. It runs on Tizen OS, Samsung’s home-baked software for most of its accessories. It will come with 4 GB of internal storage, 500 MB RAM and a 200 mAh battery.

Gear Fit 2 Pro can run up to 3-4 days on a single charge or 9 hours if GPS is turned on.

Other Features

Waterproofing has been upgraded to 50 metres or 164 feet, something which is aided by a new swim tracking app to fully make use of the new feature.

The wearable has the ability to judge your current activity automatically by tracking your speed and movements. It comes with GPS built-in which would be welcomed, though, no heart-rate monitors.

The Tizen ecosystem has grown to include more than 3,000 apps in its store. These include partnerships with apps such as MyFitnessPal and Under Armour Record to keep you motivated well into the future. It connects to a compatible smartphone via Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.

Colors and Price

The Fit 2 Pro seems to arrive in either black/red or complete black offerings. According to the page listing, the price seems to be  $199 (or $20 more than its predecessor), which is dangerously into Fitbit and smartwatch territory. The Fit 2 Pro seems to be a bit of a cross between the two and the Samsung tag will likely bring it further credit.