IFA 2017: Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro smart band with swim tracking, heart rate sensor announced

The Gear Fit 2 Pro is the successor to last year's Gear Fit 2, featuring new watch clasp.

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Highlights

    • Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro has swimming tracking
    • The band is priced at $199 (approx. Rs 12,750)
    • Shipping starts September 15

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro smart band fitness tracker has been announced at Samsung IFA 2017 press event in Berlin, as expected. The Gear Fit 2 Pro is the successor to last year’s Gear Fit 2, featuring new watch clasp. The newly unveiled fitness band offers improved water resistance capabilities and 5 ATM certification so that it can be submerged up to 50 meters. It also comes with swim tracking, making it easier for both sports and fitness enthusiasts to keep a record of their different physical activities. It’s compatible with Speedo On swimming training app that can keep an eye on various swim metrics like lap time, lap count, and more.

Samsung is said to showcase the successor to last year's Gear Fit 2
Samsung is said to showcase the successor to last year’s Gear Fit 2

As for specifications of the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro, it sports a 1.5-inch (432 x 216px) curved Super AMOLED display with 310 pixels packed into every inch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Inside, it consists of a dual-core processor ticking at 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. The band is MIL-STD-810G military standard certified for durability to settle with different environments. Interestingly, it supports Spotify so that you can listen to offline music.

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Although the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro runs Tizen operating system, it’s compatible with all the Android smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat or later. Additionally, it’s also compatible with the wide range of Apple devices such as iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6s Plus, SE, and 5 running iOS 9.0 or later. It comes bundled with a standalone music player and support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. The set of sensors include Accelerometer, Gyro, HRM, Built-in GPS, Barometer.

Available in red and black colour options in different sizes, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 pro comes at the price of $199, roughly converting at Rs 12,750. Shipping starts September 15.