Gear Fit 2
The appetite for beautifully designed, yet practical and smart wearable devices is growing globally as consumers look beyond their phones to enhance their everyday activities, from fitness and music to style and organization. Samsung Electronics hopes to answer these demands with the Gear Fit2, a brand new GPS sports band designed with the fitness lifestyle in mind. The Gear Fit2 automatically and accurately tracks your everyday activities, from walking to squatting to yoga, to encourage a healthier lifestyle. It also comes equipped with a slew of features optimized for fitness enthusiasts and casual exercisers alike, such as a standalone music player and increased memory storage, as well as a comfortable and stylish design. Functions That Blend Fitness and Fun The Gear Fit2’s features make all-day fitness tracking more accurate and workouts more enjoyable. Utilizing a combination of sensors including a standalone GPS and heart rate monitor, the device lets you accurately gauge your fitness activities, including distance, pace, route and calories burned, as well as your heart rate. Whether you’re walking, running, cycling, or even using an elliptical trainer or rowing machine, the Gear Fit2 can automatically detect the type of activity you’re engaging in and accurately track your progress toward your target goals. You can track and monitor 15 different activities including Exercise bike, Step machine, Treadmill, Pilates, Yoga, Lunges, Crunches and Squats, among others. Depending on the activity, the Gear Fit2 displays animations to illustrate proper exercise techniques for more accurate tracking, and can also provide feedback at set intervals during your workout. You can also check your fitness performance and trends with your Gear Fit2 or your smartphone through S Health, which easily syncs with the GPS sports band. Or, for an added boost of motivation, you can share your activity data on Facebook, as well as compete in a Steps Challenges with a friend. Meanwhile, the easy-to-use interface lets you maneuver through information screens with just a few simple swipes. Stay Fit with Better Style The Gear Fit2 offers a simple, lightweight design that complements everyday wear. With its ergonomic curve, the GPS sports band allows for a comfortable fit throughout the day. Likewise, the strap’s secure fastener and size—available in small and large—ensures that the device stays on even during the most vigorous workouts. Featuring a stylishly slim and classically chic design, the Gear Fit2 is available in three fashion-forward colors (black, blue and pink) and boasts a variety of watch faces so you can choose the best look to complement your own personal style. The Gear Fit2’s 1.5-inch Super AMOLED curved display, high resolution and color touchscreen let you easily monitor your progress, check the time or show off your impressive fitness stats, even in bright sunlight. And should it start raining, the GPS sports band’s IP68 rating—the premium standard of protection against water and dust—ensures that your workout won’t be interrupted. Move to the Beat and Stay Connected To enhance your workout even more, the Gear Fit2 offers Bluetooth connectivity for a seamless experience, providing a motivational soundtrack to keep you moving. Or, if you don’t feel like carrying around multiple devices or getting tangled up in cords, the GPS sports band also features a standalone music player with internal storage. For ultimate convenience, the device can transfer music between the Gear Fit2 and your smartphone with the Samsung Gear application. Understanding that most wearable device users are constantly on the go, Samsung designed the Gear Fit2 to be a device that can keep up with your fast-paced lifestyle. Check notifications at a glance from a single screen, and stay connected with family and friends by easily replying to text messages, emails and messaging apps—straight from your wrist. * All functionality features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Gear Fit 2
1. The accuracy of the information and data provided by this device and its related software, including heart rate readings, may be affected by factors such as environmental conditions, skin condition, specific activity performed while wearing the device, settings of the device, user configuration/user provided information, placement of the sensor on the wrist, and other end-user interactions. The information is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. Only applies to certain activates. Must be selected on the device. See user manual. 2. This device and related software are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. 3. Accuracy may be affected by factors such as environmental conditions, skin condition, specific activity performed, settings/user input, placement of the sensor on the wrist and other end-user interactions. 4. To enjoy music, connect Gear Fit2 to Bluetooth speaker or headphones (sold separately). 5. Not a medical monitoring or diagnostic device. Accuracy of information and data provided by S Health and related devices, including heart rate readings, may vary based on various factors such as environmental conditions, settings/user input, activities performed, and other end-user interactions. For more information, please read all in-app disclosures (available in Settings menu). 6. Compatible with select Bluetooth capable smartphones using Android OS 4.4 and later with at least 1.5GB RAM as well as iPhone 5 and later with iOS 9.0 and above. Not all features available with iOS paired smartphones. Gear Fit2 supported smartphones may vary by carrier and device. For best results, connect with compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphones. 7. Gear S3 does not support notifications from iOS smartphones when not connected via Bluetooth. 8. Answer or reject calls when paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth. 9. Some Android phones limited on text reply, call back from text, and read notification check from phone. Receive message notifications from iOS smartphones when connected via Bluetooth. Outgoing messages not available on iOS smartphones. 10. Only free standalone apps are available on iOS smartphones. Paid apps or free Gear apps that require a companion smartphone app are not compatible with iOS smartphones. 11. This device and related software are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. Some S Health features are not available on iOS smartphones. 12. Some watch faces are not available on iOS smartphones 13. Average expected performance based on typical use. Results may vary. 14. IP68 rating means it’s water-resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes; rinse residue/dry after wet. See user manual. 15. Measurements are an approximation of fit for sizing purposes.
Gear Fit 2
It has been a couple of years since Samsung upgraded its Gear Fit activity tracker, and the new Gear Fit 2 is competing in a much more crowded market. While Fitbit still reigns as king, Apple unveiled its Watch and Microsoft came out with two versions of its own band. That’s also not to mention that what people expect from their fitness trackers has changed rapidly: built-in heart rate monitors are now commonplace, and the basic step and distance tracking and calorie counting metrics just aren’t enough to warrant a permanent spot on your wrist. Samsung clearly took all of that into account when making the Gear Fit 2 and, in turn, created a strong device that’s made even stronger by its competitive $179 price.
The slightly redesigned Gear Fit 2 is a subtle improvement on the original. But more importantly, it’s what the newest Microsoft Band should have been. The Gear Fit 2 is rounder and more seamless than the first, blurring the lines that separate the band from the display module. The band is your typical silicone wrap that we’re used to seeing on fitness trackers now, and the closure is a simple snap-in design. The band comes in small and large sizes, so the Gear Fit 2 is easy to put on and even easier to wear, even if it’s not the most fashionable piece.
Compared to the Microsoft Band and the Fitbit Surge, the Gear Fit 2 is the most water-resistant since it can be submerged in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes, though none of the three trackers monitors swimming. The Gear Fit 2’s battery life takes a hit compared to the original, which lasted around five days when we tested it. The new model and the Microsoft Band are comparable, lasting at least two days before needing more juice (since the Fitbit Surge only has a monochrome LCD and receives fewer smartphone notifications, it can last up to a week). My Gear Fit 2 was down to 40 percent battery after a day and a half of moderate use, with no notifications coming through and only three workouts tracked. If you’re a heavy user, plan to charge this device at least once every two days.
The Good The Gear Fit 2 has a slim design with a beautiful curved AMOLED display that can show smartphone notifications and weekly charts. It also has GPS, heart-rate monitoring, onboard music storage for up to 1,000 songs, all-day fitness and sleep tracking, and automatic exercise detection. The Bad Short battery life. The accuracy of the heart-rate sensor fluctuates during workouts. You can’t wear in the shower or while swimming. No iPhone support. Samsung’s S Health app can be confusing. The Bottom Line The Gear Fit 2 is a great-looking feature-packed fitness band, but its design isn’t always perfect for hardcore workout warriors.