The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is a high-end smart fitness band that gets in the same court as Fitbit and Garmin’s top fitness trackers that you can find in the market. It looks like a normal fitness tracker but packs more in it. This updated version of the Samsung Fit 2 has been launched in late September 2017 is dust-proof, waterproof, tracks stroke/lap count when swimming and can stock up to 500 songs to listen music via Bluetooth headphones. This all-around fitness band also has an improved app compatibility compare to his predecessor and general notifications are available now.
Does the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro worth the price? Let’s see…
What’s in the box?
Inside the box, they include the watch with a silicon style band, the charging dock and the user manual. You can buy the small band (125-165mm) or large band (158-205mm) edition depending on of your wrist size. The charging dock uses POGO pins to charge wirelessly the band 200 mAh battery in about 1 hour and last around 2-3 days when exercising regularly. The charger comes with a standard USB connector on the other end, so you need to use your phone charger or connect to a computer/laptop to power it up.
You can activate the power saving mode to save battery life and last longer between charges. Still, for a high-end activity tracker, the battery life should be better if we compare it with other brands and if you consider to use this device daily. If you are using the GPS, it will drain your battery faster too.
Samsung is also selling a bundle including the Gear IconX wireless ear-buds since it has Bluetooth connectivity built-in to listen to music. You can also find different type of bundles from different companies in the Amazon’s website that can also include an extra year of warranty. You can see an example if you click here.
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The wearable comes with a 1.5 inch Super AMOLED curved touchscreen that looks pretty awesome and the colors are vibrant. You got two control buttons (Back and Power/Home) on the right side that let you control your watch during a workout or to navigate in the screen menus. Two colors are available for this smartwatch: Black or Red/Black.
The rubber diamond style strap feels great and have been updated with a standard strap clasp instead of the latch strap that came with the older model. It is a small change but it fixes the issue that users had with the lap strap opening by itself (on the previous model). The strap is easily replaceable if you want to customize it.
The new model is available now water resistant up to 5 ATM (50 meters in the pool), so you can wear it while taking a shower, on a rainy day while running or when swimming since it can track your stroke type to counting laps.
This device has all the bells and whistles speaking fitness features. The heart rate sensor is pretty accurate for a wrist-based wearable but doesn’t beats a heart rate monitor strap. Like most of the Fitbit models, this band auto-detect the exercise that you are doing and auto-log the activity for post-workout analysis. So you don’t need to manually activate your band by pressing a button.
Auto-tracking is not perfect since some exercises (by example, boxing) would be recorded as ”other workout”. Still, the automatic reconition exercise list is vast and will be fine for most of the people.
The built-in GPS uses GPS, Glonass and Beidou satellites for a quicker and more reliable positioning before starting your exercise like cycling or running. The accelerometer and barometer allows the band to track the step climbed and speed. Below, you will see the complete list of features if you need them.
Compatibility and Apps
Fitness apps like MapMyRun (plan and track routes), SpeedoGo (swimming), UA Record (activity, sleep and workout stats) and Endomondo (Fitness community) can be installed to take out the best out of the watch.
Customization using Samsung Gear App
The Tizen OS is available now compatible with iOS and Android. A great plus for Apple users even if the list of apps is less than for the Android users. Once you connect the watch to your phone and receive/send text messages, accept/deny calls, see social feeds.
With his 4GB of storage, you can download music to your watch using Spotify offline or another app. You can also connect online to Spotify using the built-in Wi-Fi and stream the music via Bluetooth using wireless headphones or a speaker. Note: For the best Spotify integration, you will need a Spotify premium account.
Features tracked: type of activity, calories burned, distance, floor climbed, heart rate, sleep activity, steps, time
Pre-loaded apps: S Health, MyFitnessPal, MapMyRun, Endomondo
Operating System: Tizen OS (compatible with Android 4.4 + and iOS 9.0 +)
Processor clock speed: 1GHz
Storage Memory: 4GB
Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 4.2, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Wi-Fi)
Sensors: Accelerometer, barometer, gyro, heart rate, Integrated GPS
Colors: Black, Red/Black
Battery capacity: 200 mAh
Battery Life: Low usage: up to 5 days, Using GPS (navigation): up to 9 hours.
Warranty: 1 year (can get an extra year with different reseller)
Release date: September 2017
Gear Fit 2 Pro: The Price Is Right!
The Gear Fit 2 Pro is definitely a smart fitness tracker to look out because of it versatility. With most of the fitness features included, it does track them efficiently and display them nicely on his great Super AMOLED screen. With is multitude of apps available, including Spotify to transfer playlists directly, you can customize the watch (using the Gear Fit app) the way you want it.
Capability of using wireless headphones is a plus for persons who don’t like to use their phone to listen to music or having the headphones cable stuck on them. Also, the water(ATM 5) and dust (MIL STD 810G) resistances makes the watch robust and can be wear on any type of conditions.
Most of the customers who bought the watch on Amazon are pleased giving a 4/5 stars overall review.
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is a solid competitor against Fitbit and Garmin’s latest trackers. The only downside would be the battery life. If the price is less attractive, you can still purchase the Gear Fit 2 that has about 90% of the features and cheaper than the latest model. Still, you can find the Gear Fit 2 Pro on sale for less than $200 including several accessories. Make sure you check different resellers at Amazon.com.
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