Now this goes without saying, but the Gear Fit 2 Pro is the successor to Samsung's Gear Fit 2, which was released back in June 2016. Across the board, the new wearable is more or less the same as its predecessor, but it does come with some upgrades worth taking note of.
Gear Fit 2 Pro vs Gear Fit 2
First and foremost, the Gear Fit 2 Pro features a water resistance of up to 5ATM. That translates to a capability of surviving about 50 meters or 164 feet underwater.
From the look of things, it's targeted at swimmers. That said, it supports a new Speedo app that can track wearers' swimming sessions and even a new strap that's designed to securely stay in place on users' wrists when hitting the pool.
One takeaway here is that it's somewhat leveling the wearable playing field with Apple's Watch Series 2, but that doesn't include the Pokémon GO deal.
Meanwhile, regarding color options, it seems that it's going to be available in either an all-black variant or a black and red model.
That's pretty much it. Elsewhere, the Gear Fit 2 Pro is the same as the Gear Fit 2 on all accounts, from the step counter and heart-rate tracker to the GPS and curved AMOLED display. That's not saying that these aren't welcome improvements, though.
Gear Fit 2 Pro Page Spotted Live Ahead Of Schedule
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 23, 2017
For the record, the leak of sorts is through the courtesy of Samsung Malaysia. Now the page is currently down at the time of this writing, but as luck would have it, the nitty-gritty details of the upcoming wearable have made the rounds online before then, which are outlined above.
As if things couldn't get any better, Blass also ran into the possible $199.99 price of the Gear Fit 2 Pro, thanks to a "big box retailer" in the United States. That's $20 more than the Gear Fit 2.
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro pricing at a big box retailer in the U.S... pic.twitter.com/u9xNUKV8Zl — Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 20, 2017