Samsung's new Gear Fit 2 features GPS and automatic activity tracking

2:23:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Samsung hasn't released a wearable in a long time. The last one they announced was the Gear S2 and that was during IFA 2015. But it looks like Samsung is back with their 2nd generation Gear Fit which now comes with a sleeker design in addition to the new GPS functionality that Samsung has baked into the device.

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Key Specifications

— 1.5-inch 216 x 432 resolution Curved Super AMOLED display
— Dual Core 1GHz processor
— 512MB RAM
— 4GB memory
— Bluetooth 4.2
— 200mAh battery
— Tizen OS
— IP68 rating
— 24.5 x 51.2mm
— 30g
— Black, Blue, Pink

The Gear Fit 2 runs on Samsung's own Tizen platform and it will be capable of displaying notifications and running apps through the curved Super AMOLED display but the Gear Fit 2 is still a fitness tracker. In terms of hardware, the Gear Fit 2 is equipped with an accelerometer, gyro sensor, barometer, heart rate sensor and a GPS module. The Gear Fit 2 will be compatible with Android devices running Android 4.4 above with at least 1.5GB of RAM.

The integrate heart rate sensor enables automatic activity tracking on the Gear Fit 2 and all the data logged can be synced to S Health or any other fitness app that uses Samsung's API. Samsung will begin selling the Gear Fit 2 in the US beginning June 10 2016 for US$ 180 (~MYR 740).

UPDATE 3/6/2016: Article updated to reflect official pricing