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Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro review: A complete fitness tracker

The Gear Fit 2 Pro is one of the best-looking fitness bands to date.

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Rating: ****1/2

Price: Rs 13,999

Specifications: 1.5-inch curved amoled, heart rate monitor, GPS, water proof, Tizen OS

Samsung announced this fitness tracker a few months ago (IFA 2017). The band has a few but useful improvements compared to the Gear Fit 2. For starters, the the Fit 2 Pro is water proof up to 50 meters and comes with a dedicated swim tracking mode. Plus, the swim mode also has the ability to track your heart rate during a swim — not something you normally find on fitness trackers.

The other improvement is that you can now directly add your water and caffeine intake on the band by selecting the quantity consumed in a day. It also has built-in GPS which means you no longer have to carry a phone anymore along to track your walks/run.

In terms of design, the Gear Fit 2 Pro is one of the best-looking fitness bands to date. The massive, curved 1.5-inch amoled touchscreen looks absolutely stunning and makes the Fit 2 Pro stand out from the standard design we see on the majority of fitness trackers.

Samsung has opted for a buckle clasp on the Fit 2 Pro which is a much better option in terms of comfort and ease of use in our opinion. The interface is powered by Tizen and operates with the usual swipe and tap gestures. There are also two buttons on the right — the one on top is the back button while the lower button brings up the menu.

The screen wakes up at the flick of your wrist and there are hundreds of available watch faces. All the data is synced to the Gear app (iOS or Android) and you can manage other features (like notifications, find my gear, app layout etc.) from within the app. Being a fitness tracker, the Fit 2 Pro does its job splendidly of tracking various activities (it auto detects workouts), sleep and heart rate.

It will show your phone notifications on screen as well as incoming calls. We love the magnetic charging cradle that makes it easy to charge the band. A single charge is good for 3 days of battery life with regular use — about the same as other smartwatches.

The only issue we see with the band is its price — at `14,000, while it is the only one with a colour display, there are cheaper bands available such as the Fitbit Charge 2 and Alta HR that offer a similar feature set with better battery life although they dont have a colour screen display.

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