The Samsung Gear Fit2 pre-order kicked off in the United States. The fitness tracking band costs US$179.99 (AU$245). Last week at an event in New York, Samsung unveiled its successor to the original Gear Fit fitness band. Alongside, Samsung also announced its wireless earbuds called the Gear IconX.
“The Gear Fit2’s features make all-day fitness tracking more accurate and workouts more enjoyable,” confirmed Samsung in a press note.
The Gear Fit2 is a new GPS sports band, which accurately tracks the usual activities of the user for the entire day. With a standalone music player and increased memory capacity, the Samsung Gear Fit2 adorns a stylish yet comfortable design. The Samsung Gear Fit2 is available in three color options including black, blue and pink.
It uses a combination of sensors like standalone GPS and heart rate monitor. Moreover, the users can “track and monitor 15 different activities including Exercise bike, Step machine, Treadmill, Pilates, Yoga, Lunges, Crunches and Squats, among others.”
Running on Tizen OS, the Samsung Gear Fit2 features a 1.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 216x432pixels. The fitness band is powered by a 1.0 GHz dual-core Exynos 3250 SoC with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage onboard.
Read the detailed specifications and features of the Samsung Gear Fit2 here.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 sports a 200mAh battery unit that will keep the light on up to 3 days of use or 5 days of standby time. Apart from GPS, other connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The device has IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and weighs just 30g.
Samsung introduced the first-gen Gear Fit fitness tracking band back in 2014. The all new Samsung Gear Fit2 pre-order is now live on Samsung’s official website. The device will officially go on sale from June 10.
In related news, Microsoft has recently added support for digital assistant Cortana to its wearable device Band 2. Now users will be able to give voice commands through Microsoft Band 2. Meanwhile, the tech giant has pushed another firmware update for Band 2 to support Microsoft Health Companion app.