The Gear Fit 2 Pro is Samsung’s dive into serious health-based wearables

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.

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.