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Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro to be more expensive than last year's Gear Fit

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro to be more expensive than last year's Gear Fit
Over one year after introducing the Gear Fit 2, Samsung is now getting ready to release a new Tizen-based smart band. Apparently called Gear Fit 2 Pro, the new wearable device might be announced on August 23, at the same time with the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.

Earlier this month, we saw several renders showing the Gear Fit 2 Pro, while learning quite a few things about its features. Now, we also have details about its price. According to a leaked screenshot - seen below - the Gear Fit 2 Pro will cost $199.99 at a major US retailer. That's $20 over the launch price of the Gear Fit 2 from 2016 ($179.99).

To justify the higher price, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro will come with a refreshed design, an improved wrist band, and enhanced water resistance (you should be able to use it while swimming and diving). Music playback and support for offline Spotify songs should also be among its new features.

Like its predecessor, the Gear Fit 2 Pro will work with Android and iOS phones, coming in Small and Large sizes. To be clear, this means small and large wrist bands, as the curved AMOLED screen will have the same (currently unknown) size regardless of model.

Do you think you'll be interested in buying this upcoming Samsung smart band?


source: Evan Blass (@evleaks)

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posted on 20 Aug 2017, 19:12 5

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 25553; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I had the Gear Fit2, and loved it. The Gear S3 came out, smashed everything, and has been my daily watch driver since Nov 18th. I'd take a Gear S4 over the the Fit2 Pro, and won't be shelving my Gear S3 anytime soon.

It's by far the best smart watch on the market. Nothing out can match it overall.

posted on 20 Aug 2017, 19:42

2. phonefanboy (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


How do you like the gear s3 for weight training?

posted on 20 Aug 2017, 19:54

3. ph00ny (Posts: 1544; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It's not bad at all. At least for me

I've also used it as a golf gps and it was awesome

posted on 20 Aug 2017, 19:56 6

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 25553; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I don't use it for that at all. I do old school weight training, no tracking needed bro. I use it for my cardio (walking, jumping Jack's, running, etc). Never for weights.

posted on 20 Aug 2017, 21:43

7. kennva1 (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 May 2014)


darkjedii, does the gear s3 let you control apple music? does it let you load apple music playlists?

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 05:28

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 25553; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nope, Apple doesn't allow that. At least not when I had it paired to my 7 Plus, that was 4 months ago.

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 14:00

19. kennva1 (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 May 2014)


thanks. I wish they did. I had the fit 2, had a classic gear s2, but had an apple watch series 2. I use apple music a ton and loved not having to have my phone when working out. I tried google music but when it ported my music they sounded like chipmunks. so I went back to Apple music.

posted on 20 Aug 2017, 23:19

8. audibot (Posts: 207; Member since: 26 Jan 2017)


stopped androidwear for my gearfit 2 using my fitbit charge for month corporate sprout challenge then back to it its unstoppable had the gs3 but the fit2 fit better without the bulk and i brake alot of my watches after my last movado getting all scratched up i stopped watches maybe the gear watch 4 if its wrapped like the gear fit if the gear fit 2 pro was 1.25 or 1.5 inch wide that would be perfect

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 06:32

14. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1336; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


My gear S3 Will be replaced by a gear S4. Loving the gear S3.

posted on 20 Aug 2017, 20:01 2

5. Landon (Posts: 777; Member since: 07 May 2015)


This device sounds like a winner in my book. With the waterproofing to 5 atm for this device, I'll bet the Gear S4 will have the same rating.

posted on 20 Aug 2017, 21:11

6. skymitch89 (Posts: 1369; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I've gone swimming with my Fit 2 and haven't had any problems with it. The only issue I've had is with the strap wanting to come undone (both while swimming and just sitting at home watching tv).

posted on 20 Aug 2017, 23:21

9. audibot (Posts: 207; Member since: 26 Jan 2017)


you can alwas just buy the samsung gear fit 2pro bands then of amazon for 6 bucks

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 00:04

10. cnour (Posts: 1630; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Game is over Samsung, Apple Watch is the king of fitness trackers.

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 01:34 3

12. tedkord (Posts: 14667; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If you don't count Fitbit, which crushes them.

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 06:44

15. japkoslav (Posts: 31; Member since: 19 Feb 2017)


And Xiaomi with their MiBands that crushes every competition ;)
Not saying they are best, but it was not long time ago, that some numbers pointed out, that they are best selling trackers.

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 06:50

16. Landon (Posts: 777; Member since: 07 May 2015)


...and Garmin crushes Fitbit.

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 08:22

18. apple-rulz (limited) (Posts: 561; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)


Poor teddy, deflecting as usual.

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 20:28

21. tedkord (Posts: 14667; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, facts and truth would certainly deflect a puny intellect like yours.

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 22:35

22. apple-rulz (limited) (Posts: 561; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)


Teddy logic; Apple is selling many more wearables than Samsung, so I'll bring up another brand to help soothe my pain.

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 00:28 1

11. Jamallandit (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Aug 2017)


Amazing!

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 07:05

17. zr2s10 (Posts: 34; Member since: 07 Jul 2017)


If it's waterproof, that's not really a bad price. Been waiting for one to swim with, still tempted to get the Garmin VivoActive, but it's a pretty ugly looking thing...

posted on 22 Aug 2017, 10:48

23. Landon (Posts: 777; Member since: 07 May 2015)


Wait for the new one to come out. It looks like a pretty solid device...

https://www.wareable.com/garmin/garmin-vivoactive-3-release-date-price-specs-9668

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 11:40 1

24. zr2s10 (Posts: 34; Member since: 07 Jul 2017)


Wow, yeah, the thing looks sweet! I'll have to wait and see which once feels better and how the UI is

posted on 21 Aug 2017, 14:12

20. trojan_horse (Posts: 5296; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Gear Fit2 Pro is shaping up to become another hit!

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