Are Samsung’s new smartwatches an incremental improvement or a major leap forward?

Are Samsung’s new smartwatches an incremental improvement or a major leap forward?


Samsung has dipped its fingers into the fitness wearables pie for some time now, and while there has been no standout device that ended up on the wish list or “must have” category, this does not mean the company has thrown in the towel. The newly announced Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro and Samsung Gear Sport are gems in their own right.

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What about the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro?

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is clearly an incremental upgrade over its predecessor, the Samsung Gear Fit 2. Most of the changes were made underneath the hood, leading to an understated and elegant fitness wearable that is capable of handling laps in the swimming pool as you work through your fitness program. At first glance, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro does not look at all different from the 2016 model, where both the screen and bracelet are actually a single component.

Following a similar design pattern is not going to win over new fans, but the positive spin to taking that design route would be to retain the existing fan base who have found the overall aesthetics pleasant to look at, and more importantly, wear around your wrist without coming across as gaudy. We are pleased to note that the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro features a ribbed design on the bracelet strap, accompanied by a buckle fastener with an overall greater degree of durability since it is now able to handle pressure resistance of up to 5 ATM under water. This is a step forward in the right direction and does not make a mockery of the IP68…



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