Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro hands-on review

"Our Gear customers have been looking for more water-resistant products, and now with the Speedo partnership and the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, we are delivering the best experience to meet their demands", explains Kiseon Kim, Vice President of Wearable Product Strategy Team at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. As of now, there is no word on pricing and availability details of the wearables. The updated design comes in Black, Gray and Pink and is even more ergonomic and lightweight so they are effectively secure, comfortable and stylish to use.

As for the Samsung Gear Sport, that has a circular 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display, running at 360 x 360 resolution and with its own Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

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Samsung is emphasizing the health and fitness aspects of this watch.

The most exciting partnership, though, is with Speedo.


It is 5 ATM certified for water resistance in up to 50-meters of water. It includes the ability to control Samsung IoT devices with Samsung Connect, the ability to act as a remote control for things like a Gear VR or even a PowerPoint presentation, and you can use it to purchase goods with Samsung Pay.

Samsung also partnered with companies like Under Armour, Spotify, MyFitnessPal, and others to integrate directly with activity tracking and logging. Following six months of partnership, Samsung is now the global leader in connected vehicle technology, with more than 50 million cars on the road worldwide powered by HARMAN and Samsung technology. The new Gear Icon X provide 4GB of storage. The Gear Sport is the first of its name in a sports-centric wearable offering, with its big ticket feature being 5 atmospheres of water-resistance. It's smaller than the Gear S3, too, which is nice for anyone that thought Samsung's last smartwatch was a little too bulky.


Samsung also dropped a number of features for the smaller watch, including Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) payments (though the more popular NFC is still on-board), and the LTE phone-free option the S3 had that everyone is suddenly so excited about on the Apple Watch.

The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro will be offered in black and red, priced at $199.99; those who preorder it from August 31 will get a pair of Samsung U Flex wireless headphones thrown in, too. You just need to make sure you have a compatible Samsung smartphone (Note 8, S8 or S8+) to make the Bixby magic happen, though. With that in mind it doesn't take much to realize you'll be missing out on a couple of features in the new Sport version.


Top-of-the-line Heart Rate Monitoring: With improved accuracy, the devices offer advanced real-time heart rate monitoring... continuously monitor your heart activity.


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