Samsung has launched a couple of wearables in the market under the Gear branding. A few of the popular devices in the list includes a fitness tracker called Gear Fit 2 which was launched last year. Unlike the first iteration, the Gear Fit2 was quite good at tracking your steps, etc. and it checked a lot of boxes in terms of requirements. And now, it looks like the company is planning for a new variant of the same called Gear Fit 2 Pro.
Yes, we have some newly leaked information regarding the same and it does look like a really promising device. The source got their hands on the training deck of the device. As you can see from the image shown below, the device looks more or less similar to the previously launched Gear Fit 2. The display now, however, takes up the entire front as supposed some visible bezels on the reguar Gear Fit 2. The curve is retained as well, making it a fit better on the wrist.
The Gear Fit2 Pro seems to have two buttons on the sides which is again quite similar to what the Gear Fit 2 had offered. One interesting feature of the Gear Fit 2 Pro is that it includes 5 ATM water resistance. With this, you can even wear it in water i.e. you can fully submerge it and use it for tracking swimming activities, etc. Although the last year’s variant had IP68 certification, it didn’t have the 5 ATM resistance.
Another thing which you can probably already see on the display is that the Gear Fit 2 Pro has the ability to save Spotify songs for offline listening. This is a nice addition. Additionally, you will also get a free year of Under Armour’s premium digital workouts/services. This new variant will also have the new watch-style clasp which will allow for a better fit than the snap clasp from last year.
Now, talking about the specifics, the Gear Fit 2 Pro will also be powered by the same Tizen OS from Samsung. Last year’s variant didn’t seem to have any issues with the software and hence we are expecting the same out of this variant as well. As of now, there is no other info regarding the pricing or the availability, however, it is expected that the company will share more details on this at the Galaxy Note 8 launch event, which is scheduled to happen in a couple of weeks.
Source – Venturebeat