Same wearable, new-ish technology. That’s the Gear Fit 2 Pro. Samsung isn’t trying to reinvent health-based devices right now. It simply wants to improve what’s already out there.
Things are bit different for wearables in 2017. Last year the Gear Fit 2 was announced in front of a massive crowd in New York City while Diplo and Gwen Stefani performed. But, with companies realizing the hype just isn’t there anymore, a smaller number of devices have debuted this year. For its latest wearable, Samsung decided to do a traditional launch for the Gear Fit 2 Pro by hosting a presentation at IFA 2017 in Berlin.
If you own the Gear Fit 2 today, you’re probably safe keeping what you already have.
The two major new features for this device are an upgraded built-in GPS and improved monitoring for swimming and your heart-rate. Almost everything else, like the 1.5-inch Super AMOLED display, is the same as the Gear Fit 2 from 2016. Here Samsung also added a new ergonomic band that comes in black and red.
Samsung will release the Gear Fit 2 Pro on September 15 with multiple retailers taking pre-orders as soon as tomorrow. Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Macy’s, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Samsung are all going to sell the device.
What’s it going to cost? The Gear Fit 2 Pro’s price is set at $199 with a free pair of U Flex wireless headphones included if you purchase before the release date next month.