So what is PRO about the latest Samsung Gear Fit 2 fitness band? Well according to many professionals, there are some improvements but not much. Compared to its predecessor the battery, processor, general design, and screen size is the same. The wearable still has built-in GPS to track runs. What has changed are loads of pre-installed fitness apps such as the MapMyRun, Endomondo and more. Hence, what are the experts saying about this brand new version – let us find out.
Pros / What Customers Like:
Many athletes love the form factor that remained the same; however, what they found helpful is the standard watch band. The fact that it does not catch on something or fall of the wrist is perfect.
Another added benefit swimmers are raving about is the fact that they can take it swimming with them and track your laps. With the built-in is the Speedo app installed you can set up your time, distance, and measure your strokes.
The majority of consumers are pleased that you do not need to keep it connected to the phone to use Spotify and packed with memory to upload 500 songs. For the gym user and runner, this is fantastic news.
Gym users love the built-in exercise apps especially the indoor rowing function as it counts your HBPM and duration.
Joggers found the automatic tracking function helpful as it turns the GPS on when you start your workout automatically.
The health and fitness professionals found the continuous HR reading that updates at all time a great help.
The majority of swimmers, joggers, and gym users said the exercise screen is easy to use as it stores your workout on it with your chosen parameters.
For tracking your movement, consumers found it more accurate than the previous model and works well with their Android devices.
Trainers and athletes alike found the AMOLED screen offers a brighter and presents them with more detail compared to other wearables. Moreover, the fact that it has a touchscreen is awesome and when it is time to make it go to sleep you places your hand over the screen.
One more thing that users find useful is the fail-proof magnetic charging mechanism making charging easier.
Cons / What Customers Don't Like:
Even while you can use Spotify off-line to listen to music athletes found they still had to download all the apps to their phone to get started. The wearable is not a ready-to-go device.
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 PRO is still one of the best fitness trackers around and remains beautiful on the arm. The wearable is a solid fitness tracker with smartwatch functionality but is a bit overpriced.