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This new Fit2 Pro (Check on Amazon.com) is actually a small update from last year’s device. The Gear Fit2 Pro is the redesigned version of a product that had us already convinced.
The box contains the bracelet and the magnetic charging stand.
Design and Fit
From a design point of view, nothing is different in this Gear Fit2 Pro. This is the same band made out of plastic with the same steel frame around the display. It’s not small but it’s still comfortable on the wrist and not thick enough to cause any problems with the clothes. On the right side, we have two physical buttons: Home and Back. The tracker is also dustproof and waterproof certified IP68.
We have 4GB of memory and 512Mb of RAM. All the necessary sensors are present such as a barometer, a gyroscope, and an accelerometer. The device is also equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 and 2.4GHz single-channel Wi-Fi module that picks up the connection in case the Bluetooth disconnects from your smartphone. The presence of the Heart Rate Sensor combined with GPS allows the device to be almost completely self-reliant. There are no speakers or a microphone.
The 1.5-inch screen with a 432×216 pixel resolution is a SuperAMOLED one and that by itself guarantees good visibility even under direct sunlight. The colors are splendid and the brightness is quite high. The only minor flaw we can think of is that there is no automatic regulation and that means that you will have to manually adjust the screen’s brightness.
We have many dials to choose from, and swiping to the right will allow you to switch between all the various summary prompts and thus get quick information about your daily activity. To the left, you can access the notifications. From the top, you will access the quick controls, such as screen brightness and Do Not Disturb mode. You can turn the screen back on by twisting your wrist. Pressing the home button you can access the list of installed apps. These include the calendar, the weather, the music app, the timer and the option to find your phone (if in Bluetooth range). All the other features regard your activity and there is a log for the last 24 hours where you can see your step count or your heart rate readings.
You can also use Spotify directly from the smart band. This gives you the possibility to enjoy Spotify’s Music without a smartphone by connecting your Bluetooth headphones to the Fit2 Pro.
The Samsung Health app has also developed so that it now offers even more information, just at a glance, thanks to the wireless connection between the smart band and your smartphone. Launching the app you can see clearly defined outline of your daily goals (calories and activities) and any other parameters you want, such as steps, exercise, heart rate, stress and much more. Tapping on each one you will see a detailed graph. There is also plenty of information about your rest, with details concerning your sleep and a chart that shows its trends. The Together function will let you compare your results with that of your friends and co-workers, or tips to keep healthy and in shape.
The Samsung Gear app lets you control the settings of the tracker itself. You can choose between different clock faces and which applications should display notifications on your screen.
This Fit2 Pro has a battery life of about 3 days if you keep it on at night. The result is a good one and in line with the previous model. However, if you push the device with GPS always on and music from Spotify to your Bluetooth headphones you can consume about one-fifth of the battery every 30 minutes of exercise.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro is sold for (Check on Amazon.com), which is more than other top-range fitness trackers. These other devices do not have however such a defined display or the ability of onboard music.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro is actually a tiny upgrade compared to the previous model. It’s one of the best fitness trackers around. This model is also fully compatible with swimming and has a more rugged band. The only question regards its autonomy: is it enough for the type of workout you are going to do?