Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro hands-on: Simple improvements to one of the best fitness trackers

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro hands-on: Simple improvements to one of the best fitness trackers

Don’t mess with a good thing.

Though it didn’t get as much fanfare as the Gear S2 and S3 in the last two years, the Gear Fit 2 was quietly one of the best all-around fitness trackers available since it was introduced in mid-2016. It wasn’t nearly as big as the smartwatches out there, yet it did many of the core smartwatch functions while also being a fully-featured fitness wearable.

Now for the end of 2017 Samsung is giving it a face-lift, moving to the new name of Gear Fit 2 Pro and adding a few subtle tweaks that make it even better without taking away any of the features that made the first iteration so great.

Sams solid design, now with a better strap.

When it comes to the core size and shape, the Gear Fit 2 Pro is understandably near-identical to its predecessor. The only two noticeable additions are the option of a red-backed color option and a design overhaul of the included straps. The straps now come together with a more traditional watch-like clasp, which is now extra-secure and fixes what was arguably the only design problem with the original version.

The other hardware change, which you can’t see, is the upgrade to 5 ATM water-resistance and salt water resistance, which will let you take the Fit 2 Pro pretty much anywhere you’d want to swim (up to 50 meters down) and not worry about it. Naturally that also means you’ll never have to worry about the Fit 2 Pro being damaged in the rain. To accompany the upgraded hardware there’s new swim tracking software, which comes from a partnership with Speedo.

Gear Fit 2 Pro specs

Category Spec
Display 1.5-inch Curved Super AMOLED
216×432 (310 ppi)
Corning Gorilla…

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