It's official: Samsung releases the Gear Fit2 fitness band to select markets, here's the pricing
In case you haven't heard, Samsung has a pair of new, drastically improved wearables that are hitting the market - the Gear Fit2 fitness band, and the Gear Icon X wireless in-ear headphones/fitness tracker. Both aim to corner the exploding niche for such health and wellbeing devices, and both offer something extra when compared to the competition.
Samsung just announced that the initial availability of the Gear Fit2 will be starting today, and those who preordered it in the US for $179.99 should be getting it soon. Europe is not so lucky, as there the wearable costs EUR 199 ($223), but that's what import tax does to you. The Gear Fit2 will be be available in the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, and Australia right now, while a global rollout will follow soon.
As a reminder, the fitness band differs pretty radically from its predecessor. The second-generation device comes with enhancements such as a more ergonomic design, a better display, GPS tracking, as well as music playback capabilities. The highlights of the device include a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED display, an energy-efficient Samsung Exynos 3250 SoC with a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of integrated storage, and a 200mAh battery. Other hardware specs include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, as well as a range of sensors such as a heart-rate monitor, an accelerometer, a barometer, and a gyroscope.