Aside from the obvious (meaning new Galaxy S, Note, and Edge devices), Samsung has also been churning out a lot of wearables. And it would seem that the Korean tech giant has a new fitness wearable, to be more specific – the recently announced Samsung Gear Fit 2.
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 is the sequel to the original Gear Fit, which was announced about two years ago to satisfactory reviews that hinted at a decent, if flawed activity tracker. And while you may be concerned about the Gear Fit 2 looking very much like its predecessor, we can rest assure you that Samsung has spent the two years in between Gear Fit reveals to add a lot of useful features.
It still won’t cost you too much, with its price actually being $20 cheaper than that of the original – you can buy the device for only $179, either via pre-order or when it hits stores next week.
What will you be getting from that $180? Talking about the features, you’ll get a fitness wearable that provides the requisite notifications from your Android device, automatic tracking for physical activities such as cycling and running, sleep tracking, 4GB of storage space for your music files, and standalone GPS support.
The device also displays a plethora of charts that should give users a very nuanced look at their fitness activity and statistics, and is IP68 water-resistant, meaning you can wear the device while in the shower or very briefly in the bathtub, but not if you’re going swimming.
Samsung has also made sure to improve the Gear Fit 2’s specs substantially, as the Gear Fit 2 comes with a 1.5-inch curved AMOLED display with 432 x 216 resolution, and a 200 mAh battery that allows for three to four days of battery life per charge.
The Gear Fit 2 will be available for online pre-order starting tomorrow on Samsung’s website, Amazon, and Best Buy, and will be available at physical stores on June 10.