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Samsung unveils Gear Fit2, the large screen wearable with embedded GPS

Samsung unveils Gear Fit2, the large screen wearable with embedded GPS

Samsung has unveiled the Gear Fit2, its latest fitness band sporting an inbuilt Global Positioning System (GPS ) with an increased screen size.

The activity tracker is the successor to the original Samsung Gear Fit, released in 2014. The new wristband has an updated design, built-in GPS, and the ability to automatically recognise certain activities, an increasingly common feature in fitness bands and watches.

The first noticeable thing about the new Gear Fit 2 is its size. It’s a more flexible band than its predecessor Gear Fit 1

Samsung says Gear Fit2 is twice as wide as the previous model — 1.5-inch, super AMOLED display, which was designed with maximum visibility in mind. All of the data is displayed vertically on your wrist, which means you don’t have to turn your wrist to view a horizontal display.

Samsung's Gear Fit2
Samsung’s Gear Fit2

The Gear Fit2,is designed with consumers’ fitness needs in mind, and includes features such as precise tracking technology and a standalone music player to provide users with the optimal fitness experience, the company says.

The Gear Fit2 also features a heart rate monitor (HRM) that offer accurate and robust fitness tracking and measurement,  that the optimized to benefit users’ various fitness levels, whether they are training for a marathon or taking a daily stroll through the neighborhood.

Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics says, “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 specialised to easily address these needs, ultimately allowing users to get more out of their fitness experiences and everyday activities,” he adds.

Image of Gear Fit 2 on the wrist of the user
Image of Gear Fit 2 on the wrist of the user

The advanced features of the new fitness include the following:

-Features an ergonomic, sleek and slim design for comfortable everyday use.

-Provides a Super AMOLED curved display with a high-resolution color touch-screen for easy fitness monitor, or checking and responding to text message notifications.

-Embedded GPS and HRM sensor for accurate data tracking of activities that fit any lifestyle.

-With Auto Activity Tracking feature, users won’t have to manually activate the sports band – whether running, walking, cycling, or utilising rowing machine or elliptical trainer.

-Enables easy transfer of fitness data between S Health and other select fitness applications, and provides ‘Step Challenges,’ for 1:1 competition with your friends.

-The standalone music player enables users to actively workout with motivation without the need of a mobile device.


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Elizabeth Edozie Technology Journalist @Technology Times 08077671659 elizabeth.edozie@technologytimes.ng

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