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.

source: Samsung



1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

$179 isn't bad I guess. $149.99 should really be the max. In fact I think all wearables shouldn't exceed $149.99. If they have 3G/4G then an extra $30 is reasonable. I think all wearables should be like this one. A standalone companion for with some type of connectivity functional and a decent price.

3. Rydsmith unregistered

Funny, you didn't think any of that with the Gear S2 and praised it like the second coming of wearables.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You obviously can't read what I said about the Gear S2. In tHis article - THIS IS WHAT I SAID: #20 - Agreed. They are all gimmicky accessories to your phone and offer no benefit if you have a phone already. The only benefit to the Gear S and S2 is they are 3G/4G and when you don't want to take your phone you won't miss a call. But Verizon's version is better because when you forward your calls, your phones dials the call forwarding code so that yoru phone calls actually get forwarded to your GearS. But the T-mobile version I have, will only forward calls as long as the phone is connected to the S2 either over T-Mobiles network or WiFi and thats just dumb. So I added a contact for my Gear S2 so that I can directly forward my calls to the device. ATT did one better having both the gear and phone use the same phone number when not connected together. All carriers in the USA who have the GS2 should go this route. But they are honestly expensive gimmicky toys. But I did buy it and I have no regrets. Comes in handy when I bike ride and I dont want to take my phone and yet still have my tunes for wireless listening. Comment #32 in this article: It was hoping 299.99 like the last Gear S. I think Samsung should go straight for the gizzard. Undercut Apple to drive up sales. I wonder how fast they can make a million of these. I like my Gear Saturday because I ride and it's a perfect companion. I think it's a bit pricey. Why no 4G this time? Very nice design. See Samsung can have an original concept without copying. Apple with $200BN, and 3 years to watch the others, and they barely met to Gear standards. They should have had this first. Samsung should just make one for Android so b that deva would make more apps. The Gear SDK, is nice to b work with and the one for round should be good too. I just wanna see it.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Doesn't sound like praise to me. The only praise I ever gave it, was saying it is better than the Apple Watch which costs more. But that isnt praise, that's just fact. F__KHEAD!!!!!!!!

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Now that I have proved you wrong, and a liar and a bigot and a TechieXP troll, I bet now you will leave mt the f__k alone.

17. Rydsmith unregistered

1.) It was a joke and the fact that you spent so much time making those posts is hilariously sad and funny at the same time. 2.) I don't think you know what the word bigot means. 3.) No one is going to read a wall of poorly written posts like that just reads hyper defensive. It's a joke, get over it, but then again what can I expect from someone that posts about how a quad core must be better than a dual core?

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

because quads are better than duals. Depends on yoru phone and what features you have. Not tying all functions to a single core means, the CPu wont get hot, which causes more battery drain vs a device or computer with multiple cores to spread the load. Makes the device run more efficient. But I guess you didn't know that. I simply showed u, u were wrong. I didn't see a joke. This is a joke j/k and this is sarcasm /s. If you don't know web lingo? I dont care if you read it or not. Bigot - a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.

32. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

In this article POST#18 Yeah they did. If they had did that from the beginning with the first Gear, more would have sold. I don't mind exclusive devices from a brand that work seemless with brand products, but; in this case since Samsung phones run Android, I never understood why they didn't make some of the wearbles work with other phones. So kudos to them for do this. We will see if Cupertino follows suit. So I guess since these are basically all the Gear S2 articles, please show me this praise you're talking about. The only praise I gave it, is its better than the Apple Watch. I have also said, Apple took 3 years to bring a device that has less features than the original Gear, which at least had a camera on it. Now Samsung has 2 wearables with 3G capability. Oh wait, The egar S2 charges wirelessly, has BT, WIFI, 4G, Hear Arte, you never have to ever touch the display, its IP67 rated against dust and water, has interchangable bands and a nicely done UI. Cost? $299-360. The orginal Gear @ 299 was a accessory to your phone. At least the Gear S models dont require a phone, not even to set them up. You only need a phoen to get apps or media onto them. After that they are 99.9% standalone device. What si Appel offerign for $500? NOTHING. The Gold isn't even decent. if I bought a gold chain for $500, I could melt it down and sell it for $500. There isn't even $25 woth of gold in the Apple Watch edition for $10,000. At least the Gear S2 with real diamonds in it, which I think is all not worth $10,000 because I dont even believe a Rolex is worth it either, are far more worth it vs a Apple Watch with no diamonds and a scant amount of gold. Is this praise? OR IS THIS FACT! Here is the $10,000 Apple Watch - Here is a ROLEX - Here is the fancy Gear S2 - Which one of these watches actually looks likes its worth $10,000? Now I'm reasonable. Diamonds are just rocks. They have no value whatsoever. Value was placed on them by the Da Beer Corps who has a lock on most diamonds sold. They claim they are rare. Diamonds are factually as rare as sand is. In other words, diamonds are truly forever because as long as volcanoes exist, diamonds will be produced naturally. But those other watches actually have 24K gold on them...not plating. At least they have diamonds. I feel they arent worth their asking price. How more so should I feel about Apple's piece of overpriced junk that isn't even a standalone device? Turn you off like a light. FOOL!

23. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

You had to say.

15. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Walls of Rage Text

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its five times longer than the article itself

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Me and the wife are laughing at it. I showed it too her. Yeah tat was kinda long. From now on I'm gonna restrict myself to 10 lines tops.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't even know what he's arguing about.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'll take the Microsoft fitness band. A much better choice.

4. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

As if you ll ever take a Samsung over anything lol

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Microsoft isn't Samsung.

29. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The MS band only has a few MB of RAM, is using a 180 MHz MCU, and has only 64 MB of storage. This thing has a full fledged CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and 4gb of storage, plus all those sensors. Oh, and a much higher resolution display with WiFi and the latest Bluetooth. You can even install and play music from this Gear fit 2. Something that is impossible because of the limited resources on the MS band 2. So I would take this over the MS band any day of the week.

7. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

No local music storage on the Microsoft Band = Big Fail

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't need to store music on a watch.

28. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Microsoft wearable products will die.

5. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am strongly leaning towards trading my Gear S2 for this, since I already have 2 rounded watch in the black as well as the silver Huawei Watch. The small screen and chrome trim were 2 reasons why I sold my 1st gen Gear fit.

6. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

its is a bit too much , I mean a smartwatch like the first moto 360 is for 99.99 on ebay, a fitness band for 170 + ?? its a good gadget for around 130-140 but not more I guess

8. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Comparing the price of an almost 2 years old smart gadget with this? This is the cheapest fitness tracker compared to it's competitors that delivers the same and even less features than this.

9. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

that is a smartwatch , with full functioning android wear .. this is a fitness tracker , i said its good but the price should be 40-45 lower thats all

22. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Everything the Moto 360 can do, this can do better. The Moto 360 had one of the worst processors ever, and I can speak about that since I owned one before ditching it for the Huawei Watch. You ll have 90% of juice now, and in two hours it ll be dead. It can run somewhat smooth, then a minute later it will lag like there is no tomorrow. Again, your logic is messed up, you can't compare the price of a 2016 product with a 2014 one. And stop contradicting yourself. You can't compare the price of two different products then go ahead in the next comment admitting that they are two different products for two different targets. Its like comparing a 2016 C Class Coupe, with a 2014 Audi A8. 2 different targets, with 2 years difference in hardware and technology.

13. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Gear icon x works with any phone??

18. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Redmi band 2 for just 23$

25. bugbuster

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 10, 2016

what a piece of crap, 200mah battery :( and price is 180$. other smart watches are giving 400mah and they last hardly a day with that kinda battery, i can imagine what would be biggest issue with this one.

26. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

you made an account just to type this comment? one it'a FITNESS TRACKER..hence the name gear FIT 2. Early reviews already confirm 3 days of battery life and considering it has a display and built in GPS unlike some fitness trackers it's great for its price. So please note the difference and try again

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