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Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 with inbuilt GPS tracking

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Last updated: June 2nd, 2016 at 22:17 UTC+02:00

Images of Samsung’s upcoming fitness tracking device were leaked last month, and we exclusively revealed its specifications earlier this week. Today, Samsung has unveiled the Gear Fit 2, which comes with better activity tracking and a trendier design compared to the original Gear Fit. Samsung has equipped the Gear Fit 2 with a GPS chip so that it can track your runs and bicycle rides accurately.

The Gear Fit 2 features a sleek yet ergonomic design that will ensure comfortable daily use. The 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED touchscreen display (216 x 432 pixels) shows the current time, steps taken, current activity, and calories burnt. Apart from an accelerometer, gyro, and barometer, the Gear Fit 2 also features a heart rate monitor, so it can automatically start tracking runs, walks, cycling rides, rowing, and workouts on an elliptical machine. It syncs with S Health or other fitness tracking apps.

Gear Fit 2

The Gear Fit 2 comes equipped with a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and 200 mAh battery. This IP68-certified water-resistant fitness tracker is based on Tizen, and can show notifications from a connected smartphone. It comes with 4GB of internal storage, so you can store music files on the device and listen to them using Bluetooth headphones without a need for a smartphone. The Gear Fit 2 comes in large and small sizes, and will be available in Black, Blue, and Pink for $179 beginning June 10, 2016.

Living a healthy lifestyle is a top priority for consumers to enjoy fulfilling lives. Our wearable technology can enhance existing routines and blend fitness and fun. The Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX are specialized to easily address these needs, ultimately allowing users to get more out of their fitness experiences and everyday activities,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.

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