Look and feel your best with the lightweight yet durable Samsung Galaxy Fit2.¹ Easily track your fitness and wellness, day and night, in clear, vivid color. A simple glance at your wrist lets you monitor workouts and sleep patterns. And keep an eye on notifications from a comfortable, stylish fitness tracker that lasts up to to 15 days on a single charge.² ¹ This device and related software are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. ² Battery life varies on usage.
Starts tracking when you start moving
Walk, run, even hop on the elliptical—the Galaxy Fit2 automatically detects and tracks what you’re doing.¹ More than 90 additional workouts can be downloaded and tracked from your wrist manually.²
Keep going 24/7
Track your day’s activities and your night’s sleep continuously with a battery that lasts up to 15 days on a single charge.³ Only using your watch for workouts? With low usage, its battery can last up to 21 days on one charge.³
Light and bright design
The sleek, lightweight smartwatch feels good on your wrist and looks even better. Touch or swipe Galaxy Fit2’s curved display to easily scroll between workouts, notifications and your daily calendar.
The slight curve of the watch face and its full-color AMOLED display makes it easy to stay connected at a glance.
Tough, like you
The durable Galaxy Fit2 is ready to take on rain, splashes or spills with water resistance up to 50 meters.⁴ Want to go for a swim without the worry of accidentally waking the screen? Just activate Water Lock mode to temporarily disable the display.
Live well every day
A quick look at your wrist shows your daily steps, calories burned, calories remaining for the day, water intake and more. Galaxy Fit2 also tracks your sleep (REM cycles, total sleep time) and analyzes how effective your rest is by assigning you a sleep score.⁵
Get notifications. Reply quickly.
Since you’re always connected, you’ll be notified of incoming calls or texts right on your Galaxy Fit2. Save time by sending quick, preset replies, like “Talk to you later,” “Thanks” or “OMG.” Plus, keep an eye on schedules, the day’s forecast and more.
Designed to work together
Galaxy Fit2 is made to work with your Galaxy smartphone. Get credit for every stride, step, and sit up, then track your long-term progress with Samsung Health on your smartphone.
Plus, if you’re at the movies or at your kid’s school recital, set Do Not Disturb mode on your phone and the setting will automatically sync to Galaxy Fit2.
¹ This device and related software are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. ² AQdditional workouts available on Samsung Health app.³ Battery life varies on usage.
⁴ Water-resistant up to 50 meters per ISO standard 22810:2010. Not intended for scuba diving. Avoid excessive, sudden temperature changes and high-velocity activities. Rinse in fresh water/dry after use in seawater.
⁵ Sleep management functions (REM cycles, deep sleep, and total sleep time) compatible only with Galaxy and Android smartphones. Pairing is recommended in order to see sleep score; Insight only available on paired smartphone.
Longtime activity tracker and smartwatch user here. This one hits the sweet spot for me. I'm particularly impressed with the Samsung Wear and Health software. I was expecting it to be kludgy having had Samsung phones years ago, but they've really improved things. I like the variety of watchfaces, instant switching on the band and customization of the widgets, quick panel and notifications.
I was initially disappointed that it doesn't have an ambient light sensor, but you can easily switch brightness in a couple of taps. Compared to the mess of Fitbit's app and the data overload of Garmin, I think Samsung's on the right track here. I've also had a Mi Band and their software is pretty unpolished compared to Wear and fonts on the device are way too small.
The notifications are well implemented and I like that they can turn the screen on (which Fitbit still hasn't figured out reliably). Also like that it will stay on a particular widget for a bit (couple of minutes) even after it goes to sleep, again something Fitbit doesn't do well. Music controls worked perfectly too. All in all, I think it's the best band style tracker out there!
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I would recommend this to a friend
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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Good bang for the buck
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
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Pretty good watch/fitness tracker, however it didn't track my reps while working out. It'll track your runs/walks quite fine, just things like: curls, bench press, squats, etc. it'll just track the time and heart rate while doing it. If you aren't to technical with your workouts it'll suffice. The charger seems like it'll wear down in time due to it being a snap on, but the battery last a while so you might charge it after a week and a half maybe. I mainly use for sleep tracking/outdoor running, since I purchased the Galaxy Active 2.
I love this watch, the only down fall is the battery life. Mine only last about 5 to 7 days and then I need to recharge. Other than that I love the capability of responding to others via text and it vibrates with my alarm and I'm able to turn it off via watch.
Eye-Popping Battery Life - Easily 10 Days Or More!
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Battery, Design, Price
Features, Heart monitor, Sleep tracking
My review comes from a different perspective. When I decided to try the Fit2, what I was really wanting was not a fitness tracker, but a smartwatch. It could be said that a smartwatch is a watch that tells more than the time and date, with alarm, stopwatch and timer functions – most chronographs available at big-box or department stores sell those, and those will always be around.
And in some circles, a smartwatch also allows some degree of customization and even has downloadable apps. The vast majority of smartwatches available now do not support downloadable apps – with the exception of the Apple Watch and a small cadre of Android watches (from makers like Fossil), that ship has largely sailed. The app that’s been the most of interest for customers of smartwatches today seems to be fitness tracking – everything from measuring distance, GPS, sleep, stress, heart rate, and more. So fitness trackers are the current generation of “smart” wearable devices.
The Fit2 is a pretty smart watch, and in some unconventional ways I hadn’t expected when I bought it. You cannot install downloaded apps for the Fit2, so all the content is pretty much fixed. But the Fit2 does have a nice array of features you’d find on many other smartwatches of today – among them a bright, crisp AMOLED display (one of the biggest things I was wanting), but also the thing that sets this device apart from others – an eye-popping (claimed) 14 days of battery life.
I am coming from the Pebble Time smartwatch platform. I would not be surprised if you hadn’t heard of the Pebble line of watches. Several years ago, the Pebble had the largest Kickstarter campaign ever, raising tens of millions of dollars on a watch based on e-ink technology, the same stuff that powers e-reader devices like the Kindle and the portable Nook Reader. The Pebble devices all claimed longer battery life based on that e-ink display and delivered several days’ usage, which far exceeded devices like the Apple Watch, which get you 18 to 24 hours at most. I also felt the e-ink display looked dull – colors didn’t pop, and while there was a backlight, it made the display look even duller. I had a Zen Watch 2 from Asus in prior years and loved the AMOLED display on that device, so I was seeking a similar type of display and found it on the Fit2.
The Fit2 has, so far, delivered in multiples on those two wishes – the AMOLED display and the long battery life. The display is a vertically positioned one to work with the slender wristband design, and is wonderfully bright and colorful. But even more remarkable is I’m still working on the first initial charge of the device since I bought it. I set the display to show battery percentage (you can choose different items to go with the time) and it’s at 72 percent as I write this. It was at 100 percent when I woke up on Nov. 24 and the battery meter had barely budged by the time I went to bed. So it’s been 4 days since my last charge and just over a third of the battery has been depleted. My math tells me that’s about 12 days – not 14 days, but still far better than any other device out there.
And, of course, you can change settings to extend your battery life like reducing the screen timeout or turning off the heart monitor. Whatever the case, to be able to get close to two weeks’ use on a smart device like this breaks the mold – Apple has a long way to go to catch the battery life on this.
Speaking of which, let’s talk about price. You’re not going to be able to buy a new Apple Watch for under three figures. If your main intention is to use your smartwatch for fitness tracking, consider buying the Fit2 and pocketing the difference. The Fit2 normally sells for about a $60 street price. You can look up the Series 6 Apple Watch price for yourself, and even with the reduced price on their Series 3 line, you’re still looking at $180 – three times the price of this unit.
Compared to other fitness trackers in the same price class, the Fit2 is far better. Fitbit makes a similarly styled narrow band device, but its display is monochrome, so no color. Amazfit has fitness trackers also, but it's unattractive and didn’t have the AMOLED display. And if you just look around at other devices with names like “iTouch” you may find AMOLED displays, but you probably won’t like the user interface or the feature sets.
As with (I assume) other fitness trackers that talk to a companion app, your Fit2 vibrates discreetly when a notification comes in. It’s not loud, and you will feel it, so they did well on that.
And let’s talk about the Fit2’s companion app, since most smartwatches require them. The Samsung platform has one app for all their devices, called Galaxy Wearable. The app is for pairing your Fit2 to your smartphone, and has a variety of different functions. Bluetooth pairing has been smooth.
The Fit2 “talks” to the app, sending data on workouts and other metrics. I had already been using the Samsung Health app – a separate app – for walks, runs, and other exercise; Galaxy Wearable does a good job of sharing the information.
You can use the app to check weather, set an alarm, or control notifications. At the time this review was originally written, the coronavirus pandemic was still raging on, and this app even includes a 25-second hand washing timer.
Rather than downloadable apps, the Fit2 has a collection of widgets you can station on the device. They are Health Summary, Exercise, Stress, Weather, Stopwatch/Timer, Hand Wash, Calendar, Heart Rate, Music, Sleep, Steps, and Water. And you can access a full user manual from inside the app – it opens a link to a Samsung page on their web site.
Also on the home screen, there’s a tab called “Watch Faces” which lets you choose a different style and layout for the time. The menu button in the upper right corner provides a couple of options. There are 12 different layouts with options for each as to what’s displayed (battery, steps, weather, etc.). It’s a nice collection of layouts if you’re not crazy about the default.
A few minor disappointments about the Fit2 (because nothing’s perfect!) stood out to me. None of the watch layouts feature hour/minute/second. I like watching seconds tick away but you’re not going to be able to get it on this device. The date and day of the week are shown, but no month, and no way to customize those format changes.
The band is a little strange. Most conventional wrist devices have a raised loop through which you insert the tail end of the band so it doesn’t stick out. The Fit2 chose, instead, to have a “hole” that you push the tail end of the band under. It’s adequate but I’d have preferred a conventional watch band here. Sometimes the fit isn’t as snug. When you try to stick the tail end of the band into the opening, it usually loosens the tightness “tooth”. My concern, of course, here, is I don’t want the watch loosening by itself and falling off my wrist. If there’s a Fit3, I hope Samsung fixes this.
The design of the built-in stopwatch baffled me. Instead of stacking minutes, seconds and fractions of a second – which would have been logical – they chose, instead, to have all three units on one line in a teeny-tiny type face. Thankfully they didn’t choose this tiny font for the timer that runs when a workout is in progress. I hope they correct this, also, at some point.
So for $50 to $60, the Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 – which only just came out in September 2020 – is a great choice for those wanting a conventional wristwatch or a fitness tracker. The companion app is excellent, the user interface design is polished, and the best part is, you won’t need to charge it very often. That makes this device a keeper for me!
I purchased the black version at Best Buy and here is my review after 1 day of usage. I also own Xiaomi Mi Band 5 and therefore offer to provide a comparison of both.
1. Cheaper than earlier version of Galaxy Fit and longer battery life.
2. Silicone band can be replaced easily and secures the device more firmly than the previous version. I think this was inspired by the Mi band and I hope there would be replacement straps in market soon.
3. All data is synchronized to the already excellent Samsung Health app. If you are tied into using Samsung Health, then this fitness band is absolutely the best. Despite having Mi Band 5, the only reason for me to consider Fit2 is to have all the data synchronized on my Samsung Health. I use Samsung Health for tracking my food intake (thanks to excellent database of foods on Samsung Health app) and macro calculation for Keto diet but I cannot sync the Mi Band's health data such as heart rate and sleep tracking in Samsung Health app.
4. Stress tracking includes SpO2 measurement.
5. Looks very stylish (compared to Mi Band 5)
1. Compared to Mi Band 5, the options are very limited. For eg: on Mi Band 5, you can set many options on the band itself instead of using your phone, such as setting Do Not Disturb, force checking current heart rate (on Samsung, you must disable continuous HR to force check). Even on Mi Fit app, there are plenty of options to configure your band. Samsung Fit2 & Samsung wearable app are half-baked at best.
2. There is no world clock option. Mi Band 5 has a beautiful way to check different times on world clock. How can this basic "clock" feature be missing?
3. Alarm is utterly useless on Fit2. On Mi Band 5, you can either turn off alarm or snooze for 10 mins (default, cannot be changed). On Fit2, as soon as you lift the wrist, the alarm turns off by itself even without pressing anything. If you were sleepy and just lifted the wrist to see the time, you have NO option to snooze the alarm and the alarm turns off itself. Pathetic design! Other alternative is to use your Samsung phone's alarm (not the alarm in the band) and in that case, you have NO option to turn off alarm on the band, just snooze -> which means you must snooze on band and later turn off the alarm on the phone when you wake up. Just how stupid to not to have a basic alarm feature.
4. On Mi Band 5, you can set a customized personal photo as watch-face's backdrop and I love to see my kids' pic when I lift my wrist. On Fit2, there is no such option for a customized watch face. I personally liked the Mi Band 5's watch faces.
5. You can't change watch faces on Fit2 unless you go to settings on Wearable app. On Mi Band 5, long pressing watch face *on the band* enables you to choose from among 5 different watch faces. Mi Band's software looks more complete and functional.
6. Weather widget is pretty simple and gray themed. Whereas on Mi Band 5, the colorful icons and additional information like humidity, UV index etc. make it look elegant.
7. Sleep tracking did NOT work for me on the first night. I was deep asleep and it said no sleep data in the morning. Mi Band 5 even tracks short naps (albeit not so accurate) and provides almost accurate REM sleep tracking information. Never had an issue with that.
8. It is double the cost of Mi Band 5 with half-baked feature set and the only advantages of Fit2 over Mi Band 5 are the SpO2 measurement and the Samsung Health app synchronization.
Due to reasons above, I am not sure if I should keep this. If it is available at a lower price point (say $30-$40), I would have recommended but it can in no way justify the $60 price point when an already better Mi Band 5 is available for $30.
I bought this mainly as a smart watch replacement. I found that i was only using my Apple Watch for fitness and was getting really really tired of plugging it in everyday. I bought this almost a week ago and out of the box it had 50% battery, I have yet to charge it. It pulses notifications, and tells the weather, the only smart features i used to use. It also light enough to not feel intrusive
Cool little gadget, good for keeping up with the basics like time/date, steps, bpm/stress, weather, simple music controls, and handy for a timer/alarm/stopwatch. Not quite a smart watch, but a slight step above a fitness tracker. Sleek and simple design that I do prefer, and fits/looks nice on a smaller wrist like mine. Holds a charge for days! Good for someone wanting to try a smartwatch, but not quite sure if they're ready to drop the money on one yet. Still, a well-made, good quality product from Samsung.
loved the watch the only problem is it would not connect to my iphone 6s plus which was operating the latest update...had a help at best buy to see and they got it connected but couldnt be updated so I had to return the watch. wish there was more that could have been done. talked to a samsung person they told me it would connect. So just got frustrated. and had to return it. other than that very nice watch and small but not to small for the time that i did have it.
A:AnswerYou will be able to track your food intake as well as connect other apps like My Fitness Pal to the Samsung Health App. Calories will only show for your workout, not throughout the day. This seems to be the only Samsung device that does not track calories for the entire day