Review: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

Futuristically Designed

While most smartbands in the market do have a futuristic look, Samsung takes it one step further with the Gear Fit2 Pro. Following its predecessor, the Gear Fit2, the Fit2 Pro comes in a sleek black-and-red colourway, a popular choice especially for sneakerheads (fun fact!)

The plastic rubber is comfortable and doesn’t eat into your skin even after sweating. A great trade-off would be using a watch strap now instead of the usual latch strap. This makes it easier to adjust your fit while giving it a cleaner and subtler look.

Aside from the strap, the Fit2 Pro shares similar features to the Fit2. There are two buttons on its side that acts as the “menu” and “back” button while the screen is a curved AMOLED touchscreen display. On its back, there’s a heart rate sensor as well as pins that allows it to magnetically dock onto the charger.

Am I Fit Enough?

I hate exercise, I’m just putting it out there. The only reason I play sports and go to the gym is, so I can look good when I take my shirt off. As a fitness tracker, the Fit2Pro does a great job in being able to recognise what sort of workouts I’m doing without having me to key it in. It can even go for a swim with you thanks to the Water Lock feature. The Fit2 Pro can withstand up to 50 metres while still recording your heart rate and other health stats.

Whether it’s lifting weights or jogging, the Fit2 Pro can detect. It will also provide encouraging words for you to keep pushing, unlike my friends who say things like “which girl is going to go out with you if you have a body like that?!”, “you call that lifting? No wonder you’re single!” and my personal favourite “I can see your double, oh sorry triple chin.”

A Dependable All-rounder

When connected to your smartphone, you will be able to do a lot with the Fit2 Pro. You can send and receive messages, pick up or deny calls and you can even control your Spotify playlist through it. As the Fit2 Pro does come with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, you can also stream Spotify wirelessly through any Bluetooth device.

One hiccup that occurred was during the setting up phase as the screen isn’t as sensitive as you would think. I had to press the same button more than three times before it registers. After all that, using the Fit2 Pro as a daily device is great. To get more out of it, you will have to download the Samsung Gear app for your smartphone. Luckily, it’s compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

For all you caffeine lovers, the Fit2 Pro can also track the number of cups of coffee you’ve already had. While three is a pretty moderate number, I’m just putting that as an example as my actual caffeine intake is a lot worse than that.

Verdict: The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro is great for the fitness junkies, workout warriors and even the daily casuals.

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