Samsung starts shipping Gear Fit 2 – A smartwatch cum fitness wearable
Wearable fitness trackers are losing their place to smartwatches that are coming with more features and functions. Keeping this in mind, on Tuesday, Samsung rolled out the Gear Fit 2, its new fitness wearable. Gear Fit 2 features vertically rejiggered UI with 1.5-inch AMOLED waterproof touchscreen for better viewing experience. The wearable can fetch you notifications from phone and allow one-tap response to messages. It supports more instrumentation as compared to basic fitness trackers.
Samsung Gear Fit 2 features built-in GPS, 4GB internal storage, dual-core1GHz processor, and Spotify streaming with Wi-Fi connectivity or by tethering the band to user’s phone. Fit 2 runs on the Tizen operating system. Further, it includes a heart-rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and barometer. Included GPS allow user to view map interface and track overall activities.
With a battery back-up of four days on a single charge, the smartwatch can automatically detect user’s activities like walking, workout at the gym, squatting, riding bike, using a rowing machine, or doing yoga, and initiate tracking steps, floors, calories, sleep immediately.
So, Gear Fit2 is a blend of fitness tracker and smartwatch that brings all data on its curved full-color display for better visibility during bright light. The gear is designed to work with the Galaxy S7 and most of the Android smartphones, but tethering to smartphone isn’t a necessary requirement with this device.
Gear Fit 2 is available for $180 from June 3, 2016 for a price tag of $180.