Samsung’s upcoming Unpacked event on August 23rd will surely be filled with those anticipating the unveiling of the Galaxy Note8, but they’re also unveiling another device that will make fitness junkies go crazy. The Gear Fit2 Pro and it’s features will be revealed in detail during the event, along with the Korean brand’s GearVR headset.
Despite being called the Fit2 Pro, this is actually the third fitness tracker to be released by Samsung. It’s quite similar to the Tizen-powered Gear Fit2, as reported by VentureBeat.
One of the new features to look forward to include the 5 ATM water resistance, allowing users to full submerge the band and lets them track their progress during their swimming routines. On the other hand, the original Gear Fit2 may be IP-68 certified to be submerged in water for brief periods of time, but conks out after a while. Another thing that differentiates the Fit2 Pro from its predecessor is the real-time syncing of the device with the Speedo On app.
Another addition to the Fit2 Pro that makes it more akin to a smartwatch than a fitness band is the music playback. It includes support for offline Spotify tracks for premium users of the streaming service. It also has a GPS functionality like the Gear Fit2.
And for those who are more intense during their workouts, the Fit2 Pro comes with a watch-style clasp that will make sure the band won’t just fly off of your wrist, compared to the previous model that only had a snap clasp. The Fit2 Pro is compatible with smartphones that run iOS and Android and also comes with one year subscription to Under Armour’s premium digital services.
It’s still yet to be revealed if the Gear Fit2 Pro will be a replacement or be an alternative model of the Gear Fit 2. No mentions of pricing or the release date have been mentioned so far, but we’re eager to give this baby a test run.