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Samsung Gear Fit 2 review: A worthy upgrade over the Gear Fit

I am a fitness and activity tracking enthusiast, and I’ve used plenty of activity trackers ranging from something as basic as a Mi Band to high-end ones like the Fitbit Charge HR. I’ve used the Misfit Shine and Samsung’s own Gear Fit. I’ve also tried using smartwatches including the Gear S2, the Apple Watch, and the Huawei Watch for fitness tracking. None of them offered a heart-rate monitor, a touchscreen display, and GPS all at the same time.

When I first stumbled upon information on the Gear Fit 2, which we leaked here at SamMobile before the official launch, I was rather impressed with what Samsung had to offer. The Gear Fit 2 has a beautiful curved AMOLED display, decent design, a heart-rate monitor, and inbuilt GPS. Moreover, there’s also an option to store music and play it right from the device. With so much functionality baked in, it is hard to be sure whether I should treat it as a fitness tracker or a full-blown smartwatch.

Samsung India sent us a review unit of the Gear Fit 2, and I’ve spent two weeks with it to see how it performs and if it’s a worthy upgrade over the company’s previous activity and fitness tracker. The Gear Fit 2 is the first dedicated activity tracker from the Korean giant with support for non-Samsung smartphones, so if you have any recently released Android smartphone, you should be good to go. Samsung will also offer support for the iPhone in the near future.

So, how does the Gear Fit 2 perform in real life? Let’s find out.

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