Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro revealed, should be announced alongside the Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro revealed, should be announced alongside the Galaxy Note 8
Last year's Samsung Gear Fit 2 is about to get a successor called Gear Fit 2 Pro. Samsung already confirmed the name of the new wearable device, and now we can actually see images of it - thanks to Venture Beat, which also revealed some of its features.

Similar to its predecessor, the Gear Fit 2 Pro sports a curved AMOLED display (unknown size and resolution), and is based on Tizen OS, although it will be compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. The new fitness band comes with "5 ATM" water resistance, which means it's capable of withstanding water pressures equivalent to depths of up to 164 feet (50 meters) - this makes it perfect for swimming and diving. While the old Gear Fit 2 is water-resistant as well (IP68-certified), it's not suitable for diving.

The Gear Fit 2 Pro further features music playback (which wasn't available on previous Gear Fit models), and supports offline Spotify tracks. Moreover, the device comes with an improved watch-style wrist band that should make sure it doesn't fall off in extreme workout conditions.

Reportedly, Samsung intends to announce the Gear Fit 2 Pro on August 23, at the same time with the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone and a new Gear VR headset. Right now, there's no word on when the Gear Fit 2 Pro will be released, and neither on how much Samsung plans to ask for it. Nevertheless, we assume the new fitness band won't cost more than the Gear Fit 2 of 2016 - around $180.


source: Venture Beat

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24 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1618; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice but I hope it does more than the gear fit 2 as the stopwatch could not even go more than 100 minutes

2. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I was waiting on the Garmin Vivoactive 3 and this device to make my next smartwatch purchase...I think I'll be going with this device.

3. ph00ny

Posts: 2002; Member since: May 26, 2011

Damn. If there is a good golf GPS app for this, i might be sold

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Ugly as usual....

18. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Not as ugly as that square generic watch. Ew

6. macawmatt

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

So, any chance this is offered with the Note 8 as a promo?? The OG Gear Fit was an option last year with the Note 7.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Friggin gorgeous. Why won't Apple make a dedicated fitness tracker. Samsung just kills it nowadays.

11. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Stop crying about Apple so much.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ironic that you're the one crying here.

19. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1238; Member since: May 01, 2017

Add cnour to that list to

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol! Why cry, when I can just not buy?

23. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Then why not just do that instead of making bs comments on PA forcing me to put you in your place?

24. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I'm not crying.

8. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I find it annoying that in some of the images, the side bezels look non-existant but on the last image you can somewhat tell where the real bezels are.

9. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Only if they offer this watch and the Uflex headphone for free along side with the Note. That would be awesome.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Imagine offering those, and a 256 gig card. I don't know what I'd choose. That watch is dope, but I have a Gear S3, and the S4 is coming soon.

12. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Finally Samsung addresses the crappy band design of the Gear Fit 2.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Now if only Apple would address the crappy band design of the iWatch.

21. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

If only Apple had a product called the iWatch. What's that? Tedkord is just being ignorant? Understood.

17. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

You are correct. That was the biggest complaint, it would fall off and people would lose it. Now they have fixed this!

22. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I agree otherwise it's a fantastic device.

25. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I lost my Fit 2 because of that stupid band! Fell right off when riding and I didn't even notice.

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6518; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The red and black one looks good actually.

16. japkoslav

Posts: 1447; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I wonder what will battery life on this tracker be ;) Will it suck as "usual"?

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