Since 2016, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 has been reported to be one of the best all-round fitness trackers around. However, it did not get as much attention as the Gear S2 and the Gear S3. For one thing, the device isn’t as big as most smartwatches. But then it does many of the core functions of a smartwatch, while retaining all the features of a full-fledged fitness tracker. Now, Samsung has added a few modifications to the device and re-launched the device as the Gear Fit 2 Pro.
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is nearly identical to the original. The only differences are the presence of a red-backed color option and a design overhaul of the straps. These now come with a watch-like clasp, which was reported to be the main problem with the original. Another change is the upgrade to 5ATM water resistance and saltwater resistance. This means that you do not need to worry about the Gear Fit 2 Pro getting damaged in the rain, while swimming, and pretty much anywhere else. You can swim up to 50 meters with the device, which the new swim tracking software definitely helps.
In terms of software, things have not changed much from the Gear Fit 2. But that isn’t an issue; the device still does the basics of what most smartwatches can do when it comes to notifications, timers and so on. However it is mostly focused on fitness tracking. There’s also a deep integration with Samsung Health, which is expected.
The Gear Fit 2 Pro is a great fitness tracker, even though Samsung did not change much from its predecessor. It’s still a thin, light and beautifully designed fitness tracker, with a much improved band that keeps it firmly on your wrist no matter the type of activity you wear it for. Right now the device is expected to be available for sale in the middle of September for just $199.