Samsung Gear FIT2, self strap for sports

Samsung took this Thursday, June 2 to formalize the Gear FIT2 its new fitness wristband equipped with a curved display. A refreshed product design and more advanced features.

Is the day of the connected bracelets? Perhaps, since after the formalization of the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 with touch screen, it’s Samsung’s turn to present a bracelet connected oriented sport: the Samsung Gear FIT2. A product that was also much left to hide as they demonstrate some of its specifications has shown yesterday, he appeared in photos at the same time.

The Gear FIT2 arms itself with a curved Super AMOLED screen of 1.53 inches with a resolution of 216 x 432 pixels, a dual-core Exynos processor clocked at 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB internal storage and a battery of 200 mAh, which should provide 3-4 days of autonomy. Everything is animated by Tizen. The bracelet weighs only 30 grams and bracelets (size S or M) are interchangeable, like the S2 Sports Gear.

A bracelet for sports

With this product, Samsung hopes to attract sports fans. Precisely, the bracelet features a heart rate sensor, GPS, barometer and gyroscope, plus some features dedicated to the sport. For example it can automatically detect the activity performed (especially walking and running) and even offers GPS maps with route races. The bracelet is so autonomous, you can keep your smartphone at home during sports sessions.

Gear FIT2 It is the successor of Gear Fit’s first name, which was also the first band to embark a touchscreen. It was a curved Super AMOLED screen of 1.85 inches with a resolution of 432 x 128 pixels. 180 MHz It also contained an ARM Cortex M4 clocked CPU and 512MB of RAM, and a battery of 300 mAh. He had dimensions of 36.9 x 58.4 x 11.95 mm and weighing 68 grams.

Price aside, Samsung retains more or less the position of the first Gear Fit. We found the bracelet from 10 June and priced at 199 euros. It should be compatible with almost all Android devices.