Samsung Gear Fit 2: Specification, Features And Review: Fitness tracker is now becoming trend as people were curious about there health as trackers are small in size and gives major data about your daily activity. To create a miniature device into wrist based tracking device and capable to track as many activities they can. Samsung is creating this type of device since while. So they have announce yesterday new Samsung Gear Fit 2 after predecessors Gear Fit released in 2014. The new device has new capability and new design.
The device get new built in GPS, ability to automatically recognize certain activities, also get some common watch feature and also measure heart rate. Samsung Gear Fit 2 get many changes from inside and out. As this is first fitness devices comes with larger display with touch capabilities. So lest see what new with Samsung’s new fitness tracker. These device is compatible with all Samsung latest device like Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S7 so on and look very elegant.
Samsung Gear Fit 2: Specification, Features And Review:
- The first to notice while seeing the device the design as is becomes more flexible band style than earlier model. Device is in shape of wrist means the display is slightly curve to fit in wrist style. The devices is optimal to use for daily day to day activity as display got overall devices size but looks good device is flexible and wear easily without any issues.
- Gear Fit 2 measure (51.2×24.5)mm while it is available in two sizes larger measure 150-210mm and smaller measure 125-170mm. As device fit with everyone hand easily. Device is light in weight and never feel heavy device in hand.
- Gear Fit does have two button to control device UI. Device is made of metal, rubber and glass material. Thin design and seamless integration of display and bandis fabulous.
- Display measures about 1.5-inch with resolution 216×432 pixel. Samsung uses super AMOLED display which accommodate the device perfectly user use touch display and button to swipe through UI. Display is good visibility in any light condition, though display is vertical data also show.
- The first noticeable thing about the new Gear Fit 2 is its size. It’s a more flexible band than the original Gear Fit, which felt unforgiving on the wrist, but it’s also bigger. This is partly to accommodate a larger — Samsung notes it’s twice as wide as the prior model — 1.5-inch, super AMOLED display, which was designed with maximum visibility in mind. All of the data is displayed vertically on your wrist, which means you don’t have to turn your wrist to view a horizontal display.
- In addition to tracking workout distances using the GPS sensors, the Gear Fit 2 tracks the now-standard assortment of personal health metrics: steps, sleep, various activities, and heart rate. It includes a daily timeline view of your daily activities, and will show entire maps of running or cycling routes after you’ve finished your activity, because again, that big display. And it will show a variety of notifications from your smartphone.
- Samsung is also the second tech company in recent days that has partnered with Spotify to create a dedicated Spotify app for its new wearable gadget. (Pebble was the other.) So there are three options for music listening through the new wristband. You can store up to 4GB of music locally on the device, use the wristband as a Bluetooth remote control for other music apps on the phone, or play Spotify from your wrist — although you’ll still need a phone in tow for that, at least for now.
- Its expected battery life is better than you might expect for a wristband with a large display and GPS. Samsung says it expects the band to last three to four days with typical usage, and up to five days long in standby mode.
Gear Fit 2 Has A Dedicated Spotify App:
- The Gear Fit 2 costs $179 and will ship before the end of the year. That’s $20 less than the price of the original Gear Fit, which retailed for $199, and around the same price as the Microsoft Band 2, another activity-tracking wristband with built-in GPS. It’s also significantly less than the price of the GPS-equipped Fitbit Surge, which costs $250. I have to give Samsung credit for cramming as many capabilities as it could into a sub-$200 wristband.
- However, the Gear Fit 2 has one drawback that those other aforementioned bands don’t have: it only works with Android smartphones (4.4 or higher), whereas Fitbits, Microsoft Band, and even Garmin devices work with a variety of mobile platforms as well as desktop software.
- Samsung does say that the Gear Fit 2 can be used independently of a mobile phone, so if you did have an iOS device and you still, for whatever reason, really wanted to wear the Gear Fit 2, you could. But I can’t see how the limitations would be worth it, considering you wouldn’t get “smart” notifications from your phone, and you’d only be able to look at your workout data directly on the wristband.
- So Samsung is pulling an Apple, by introducing a wearable that’s meant to have broad appeal but is limited to one platform (for now). It’s an approach that has worked moderately well for Apple so far; by some estimates the company may have sold between 10 and 12 million smartwatches in its first year, and Apple is ranked third on IDC’s list of top wearable’s vendors for the first quarter of 2016. But Samsung is fifth on that same list, claiming just a 3.6 percent share of the worldwide wearable’s market, and that sliver is mostly comprised of Samsung’s smartwatches, not fitness bands.
- Samsung is obviously wagering that the new Gear Fit 2 might be tech-sexy enough to help the company grow its overall share in the wearable’s market. But I have to offer a stock conclusion for now: until we have the chance to test it for an extended period of time, we won’t know for sure.
- For many months now Samsung has been teasing fitness band fans around the world with quirky little tidbits about their updated Gear Fit 2. Finally, things have cleared up and the company has made the device available for $179. The Gear Fit 2 could be available in India for almost Rs 15,000 once it launches here.
But in spite of the pricing, this is the best upgrade Samsung has brought to the fitness segment. We take a detailed look at all the new upgrades, and why this product is for those who want to work, play and workout with ease.
- The new Gear Fit 2 has a much better design than its predecessor and fits perfectly on the wrist. You would love to wear it the entire day.
- Staying fit at all times is the primary function of the Gear Fit 2. It records accurate statistics for every activity that you undertake. It automatically recognizes when you’re riding, running or walking up the stairs.
- The Gear Fit 2 has a built-in GPS sensor that tracks your movements and patterns. It can give you proper records of the distance you run and time you took to reach back home. Also read Fitness devices can transform orthopaedic care: Study
Capturing accurate heartbeat rates, the Gear Fit 2 now has better-improved sensors at the back.Fitness goals are now competitive. You can challenge your friend to achieve a goal and vice versa. And the Fit 2 can show you how well you stand against your friend. Tizen is Samsung’s home-brewed OS that runs on all their wearable’s. And the same is used in the Gear Fit 2. It’s a great design with really awesome graphics. Every aspect of the UI has been changed from scratch and this gives it a cool factor.[Image Credit Samsung]