Samsung’s new Gear Fit2 wearable is finally going on sale today, starting with the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Australia. The new fitness device costs $179.
Samsung unveiled its new fitness tracker last week, alongside a pair of wireless earbuds that can entertain you while you’re working out. The Gear Fit2 is the successor to Samsung’s original Gear Fit device, which failed to impress. The original Fit, while not terrible, seemed limited in its scope and performance.
But the new Gear Fit2 seems to correct all of the flaws of its predecessor, starting with a better, more comfortable design, and ending with powerful internals under the hood as well as new software. The gear Fit2 offers a larger S-AMOLED display, integrated GPS tracking, a heart rate monitor, and 4GB of onboard storage for your music.
But the improvements don’t stop there, as the Gear Fit2 also comes with better activity tracking, and perhaps, most importantly, IP68 certification, meaning you can take Samsung’s new wearable for a swim.
Finally, the Gear Fit2 also boasts much improved battery life, with the company claiming the device will work for four days on a single charge, though that obviously depends on how much you rely on the GPS connection.
Pre-orders for the device kicked off as soon as it was announced last week, but you can now pick it up directly in-stores and online if you happen to live in any of the seven markets mentioned above. If not, you need not fret as Samsung says the device will come to other markets as well, though the company did not announce a specific date of availability.