Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 Pro can track your swims, thanks to better water resistance
A new version of Samsung’s fitness-tracking wearable, the Gear Fit 2 Pro, has leaked online ahead of the company’s Unpacked event with a listing on Samsung’s Malaysia website, which was spotted by Evan Blass.
The Gear Fit 2 Pro is an upgraded version of Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker from last year. The biggest addition is its water resistance up to 5ATM (roughly 50 meters or around 164 feet), meaning you’ll be able to wear the Gear Fit 2 Pro while swimming. To that end, along with the improved water resistance, Samsung is also adding a new Speedo app to help track your swimming. There’s also a new and improved buckle strap, which should keep the Gear Fit 2 Pro secure on your wrist while you’re swimming laps.
Beyond the swim features, the rest of the Gear Fit 2 Pro is more or less the same as last year’s model. You’ll be able to install the same apps and watchfaces from the Galaxy App Store, the screen is still a curved AMOLED display, there’s integrated GPS for tracking runs, and Samsung is promising between three and four days of battery life. And of course, in addition to the swim tracking, the Gear Fit 2 Pro will still do the same gamut of heart rate tracking, step counting, and run tracking as last year’s model.
The Gear Fit 2 Pro will come in two colors: an entirely black model, and a red variant. While the price and release date haven’t been confirmed yet, a separate leak from Blass claims that it’ll cost $199, or $20 more than the standard Gear Fit 2.