Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro revealed with swim activity tracking
Images of the new wearable Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro have surfaced, revealing more details about the wearables new features.
According to a training material shared with Venturebeat. The Fit2 Pro will track swimming with 5 ATM water resistance. It will also sync data with the Speedo On platform for swimmers just like you can do with the Garmin Fenix 5 and other Garmin wearables
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Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro with offline Spotify playback
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro will feature Built-in GPS which will be great for cycling and running activities, but it’s the speculated new feature of offline Spotify playback that has me most very interested. putting it ahead of both Android Wear and the Apple Watch. Both of those have their own offline options, but neither with Spotify which in my view is a real shame
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro design and features
The Gear Fit2 Pro is changing to a secure buckle, which will help with keeping on the wrist during touch activity sessions. I also suspect from reading the leak the Gear Fit2 Pro buyers will get a year’s subscription to Under Armour’s premium tier,
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The Gear Fit2 Pro name appeared on a support page on Samsung’s own website (h/t Sammobile) alongside the model number SM-R365. So it’s just a waiting game for when Samsung will ship this product and at what price. The interesting thing about the word “pro” suggests Samsung want to be seen as more focused on serious activity tracking like Garmin and Suunto, but I still have lots of questions about the deep activity features this new wearable will deliver
Samsung Gear Fit2 release date?
Gear Fit2 Pro name is already up on its own website which to me suggests we are not far away from an official release. The Gear Fit2 was launched in June last year and with the IFA In a few weeks time I would suspect that Samsung will be aiming to launch the Gear Fit2 Pro wearable around September time to gain traction for the peak holiday buying period and to compete with the likes of Fitbit and Garmin with the new launches
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