Samsung is about to add yet another device to its line of smart watches and fitness tracking devices. Customers are anxiously checking their watches as they expect Samsung’s new Gear Fit 2 Pro official release. The device, which is an improvement to the Gear Fit 2 released in 2016 will be announced along with the Samsung Note 8 handset.
Apparently, the company accidentally posted the device’s details on their website, though briefly. The leak confirmed rumors that the new device will have water resistance capabilities, making it ideal to track swimming laps. However, the web page was pulled down almost immediately, as expected.
Some of the features of the new wearable include Phone connectivity via Bluetooth 4.2, internal storage of about 2 GB, a rechargeable battery of 200mAh that can last up to 4 days, and a standalone GPS same as the ordinary Gear Fit 2. With the GPS on, the battery will last for only 9 hours, which is enough time to track your running laps. Also, the Gear Fit 2 Pro has dust and water resistant band of IP68. The new device will do just fine at the local swimming pools as it has a submersible of up 5atm, which is equivalent to 130 feet. Furthermore, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro has a built in pedometer and a heartbeat sensor.
There are some similarities between the Gear Fit 2 Pro and the standard Gear Fit 2. Some of these features include the Samsung Health Ecosystem, Under Armor, MyFitnessPal, MapMyRun, and Endomondo. The device will be robust enough to put it on every day, according to Samsung.
However, Samsung never mentioned how much the Gear Fit 2 Pro would cost. But if they stick with the $200 price of the Gear Fit 2, they will have won a lot of people’s hearts.
Sit tight and wait, chances are you will know the price on the next week’s Samsung’s press conference in Berlin, Germany.