Samsung has launched a replacement for the Gear Fit 2 Pro last year’s impressive, but expensive, Gear Fit 2.
The Pro offers more than the standard Fit 2, but what makes this new fitness tracker stand out from the competition?
Design and first impressions
Samsung’s Gear Fit lineup is tried and tested. The dinky 128 x 432 Super AMOLED touchscreen is bright, with punchy colours you can see in daylight, and the battery life is good for four days usage.
There are all sorts of customisable watch faces to cater to your fitness needs. You can ask it to highlight your calorie consumption during the day, total steps or even your current elevation. Perfect for an at-a-glance metric of your choosing.
Other than that, its features are pretty much what we expect of a fitness wearable nowadays. You’ll find the usual suite of goodies; including built-in GPS, heart-rate monitoring and 5 ATM1 water resistance.
Speaking of which, the Gear Fit 2 Pro really wants you to swim with it. Speedo’s newest swim-training app, Speedo On, is installed as standard, allowing budding athletes to track all sorts of swimming metrics such as; from lap times and lap counts.
There’s also 4GB of onboard storage to store your favourite workout songs. Samsung’s recent partnership with Spotify allows you to store music offline on your Gear Fit 2 Pro without your smartphone, too.
Price: £197 at Amazon
Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro review: verdict
The Gear Fit 2 Pro, is a drummed down fitness tracker, with plenty of useful extra features. It is comes with some useful swimming features and helpful at-a-glance metrics, it is a lightweight and comfortable little smartwatch.