New Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 is official
Samsung just officially revealed its brand new Gear Fit 2, an activity tracker that follows up the first Gear Fit, released in 2014. A new wristband that offers a new design, with better visibility, but this Gear Fit 2 also gets built-in GPS, the ability to recognize certain activities, and a very useful Heart Rate Monitor. The Gear Fit 2 features an embedded GPS and a heart rate monitor (HRM) that offer accurate and robust fitness tracking and measurement, while providing instant feedback on the user’s workout.
Samsung’s new Gear Fit 2 also gets a 4 GB memory, to store music directly on the device. Samsung has partnered with Spotify to create a dedicated app directly on its wearable wristband. Note that Samsung Gear Fit 2 only works with Android smartphones (4.4 or higher), and won’t be compatible with iOS or Windows Mobile. Samsung confirms that the Gear Fit 2 can be used independently, thanks to its touchscreen and built-in GPS, but with limited functionnalities of course.
“Living a healthy lifestyle is a top priority for consumers to enjoy fulfilling lives. Our wearable technology can enhance existing routines and blend fitness and fun. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 is specialized to easily address these needs, ultimately allowing users to get more out of their fitness experiences and everyday activities” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
This new Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 will be available on June 10th, and will be priced at $179.