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Samsung Gear Fit2 Fitness Watch + Heart Rate: This fitness watch measures your heart rate, calories burned, distance traveled, steps taken and speed and features a Bluetooth 4.2 interface that lets you sync results with your compatible Samsung phone or tablet. Its smart notifications let you receive alerts and respond to calls from compatible Android and iOS smartphones¹ and a curved display makes it easy to view activity progress.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Band Strap
  • Charging Dock
  • Owner's manual
  • Samsung Gear Fit2 Fitness Watch + Heart Rate (Large)

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3080 out of 3432)

Features


Android and iOS compatible

Samsung Gear Fit2 is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones.¹

Measures heart rate, calories burned, distance traveled, steps taken and speed

To help you track your fitness progress.

Adjustable strap

its comfortably on most wrists from 6.1" to 8.2" in circumference.

1.5" Super AMOLED display

The curved full-color Super AMOLED display lets you easily read real-time activity reports in the sun or shade.

Built-In GPS

You can even leave your phone behind and map your run right from your Gear Fit2.

Auto & Multi Sport Tracking

Automatically recognizes what you’re doing whether you’re running, cycling, working out on the elliptical or a variety of other activities.

Smart Notifications

Receive notifications for your favorite apps and even respond to calls, texts and more - all without reaching for your phone.

Standalone Music Player

Store your favorite music on the Gear Fit2 or connect with Spotify to access millions of songs.

Dust- and water-resistant design

Helps ensure reliable protection against damage. IP68 certified.

Lithium-ion battery

Provides approximately 3-4 days of battery life with typical usage.

S Health Leaderboards/Challenges

Set your goals, then give yourself an extra push by getting your friends in on the fun with S Health.

¹Compatible with select Bluetooth capable devices using Android OS 4.4 and later with at least 1.5GB RAM as well as iPhone 5 and later with iOS 9.0 and above. Not all features available with iOS paired devices.

Gear Fit2 supported devices may vary by carrier and device. For a list of compatible smartphones and features, please visit samsung.com/gearfit2. For best results, connect with compatible Samsung Galaxy devices.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3431 reviews

90%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and accurate fitness tracker

    Posted
    MarinaTerry

    I have had several fitness bands/watches/trackers over the past 3 years, including the Fitbit Charge HR, Jawbone UP2, and Samsung Gear S2. Yet I keep looking for the next better thing. With the Samsung Gear Fit2, I honestly believe I've found the best fitness tracker so far. I really appreciate the "Do not disturb" feature (swipe down from the home screen for that option). When sleeping, this is especially useful because the screen doesn't light up with movement unless you hit a button on the side. This in turn conserves battery. The only notification in Do Not Disturb is the alarm, and I use the alarm for both my morning wake-up alarm and reminders throughout the day - so much more convenient than noisy alarms! A gentle vibration is sufficient to bring me fully awake. Keeping my screen brightness on Level 1, I have consistently gotten between 50-58 hours of battery life between charges, and it takes just under 2 hours to fully charge from about 5% battery. I find it convenient to do this while I'm at work sitting at my desk, typing and not very active. Then it's ready to go again when I go for my afternoon walk during lunch. There are 11 total levels of brightness. I find that Level 1 brightness is sufficient except for outside in broad daylight. I will try Level 5 brightness and see how long the battery lasts on that and update my review. I have all my notifications activated and the GPS turned on (with vibrating for each one), and with this I have found the battery life to still be quite acceptable. Usage summary: So far, I've done stairs, hills, and a nice 2-hour hike while wearing the Gear Fit2. It's so light that I barely remember it's on my wrist. The screen is very responsive and a quick swipe to the left pulls up the next screen (which you can rearrange the order in which you'd like the various apps displayed). A swipe to the right will bring up your notifications. I have ALL my notifications turned on, so I get notified when I get an email, text, social media such as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, and pretty much every other app. The texts and emails you can read directly on your Gear. There are pre-written "canned" text responses you can send directly from your wrist as well, and you can add other canned texts in the Gear app on your phone. Also, it seems intuitive and there are some replies which differ depending on what your received text says. For example, my kid replied to my text saying "Yes" and I got the option to send "Good to know!" which is not one of my standard/pre-written replies. You can also send emoticons. I found that the stairs/floors tracking is a bit inaccurate on the Gear Fit2. At my 2-story house, I have a flight of stairs which is 15 steps total. I run up and down the stairs and the tracker doesn't register a single floor completed, though it's supposed to register 1 floor as 10 feet up. I am not sure why this is the case, but I've tested it repeatedly and after running up and down the flight of stairs 8 or so times, I get 1 floor completed. Alternately, I've walked up a slight incline for 2 blocks and it registers 1 floor. And another time I was driving and got 1 floor completed too! The steps seem to be calculated fairly accurately. While driving, there are a few steps added in, but not enough to make a huge difference, I believe. What impresses me a lot is the sleep tracker. The Fit2 registers exactly when I fall asleep and when wake up, and gives me a percentage of sleep quality (for example, 92% Efficiency is what I usually get when I wake up 1 or two times a night briefly and use the restroom and then fall right back asleep). I am amazed by how accurate it is about when I fall asleep. I feel like not only has my desire to be more active, get up and move, has increased, but I like that I am not so attached to my cell phone anymore because of the handy notifications that satisfy my need to see emails and texts etc. immediately. With kids at home and in school, this is convenient and helpful for me because I'm not constantly pulling out my cell phone to make sure I didn't miss texts while my phone is on silent. Peace of mind! Over all, I would definitely recommend the Samsung Gear Fit2 to anyone who wants to have a fitness tracker with a screen and all the info available at a glance. #InsidersGearFit2

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too much hype for a half baked product

    Posted
    drumnbass
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was very excited to upgrade from my Gear Fit to Gear Fit 2, there were some issues with the original that the new one promised to correct. It looked good and had glowing great reviews on the web, so I went in, traded in the original and purchased the new Gear Fit 2 with 2 year protection plan from Best Buy. At this time, still within 2 weeks from the launch of the device, I must say however, it's not perfect by any means, in fact it feels rushed and half baked, especially its software. I'll start with pros. This band looks nice, build quality seems good and the wrist bands are soft and feel nice. It's also very light, I constantly forget I'm wearing it. The screen is beautiful of course, I like the new shape of it better than the original. The new Gear app appears to be a little bit more polished too. My favorite feature so far is the charger, it's easy to use magnetic desktop stand that looks nice, charges quickly and connects flawlessly, however it still uses metal contacts, I was hoping for wireless charging capability, hoping to use it with one of the Qi charging docks I have, but no, maybe next time. Still, original Fit had the worst charging design possible, one of the major flaws of it, and it's nice to see this improvement with the new one. Now the cons. The Bad, and the Ugly. I'm surprised I'm not seeing any of these complaints in other reviews, after all, it doesn't take long to discover that this brand new device is buggy and needs an update asap (but will it get it?). Today is my third day of owning it, and so far I've discovered few issues. Main one for me is a general slowness and lagging of the device. One of the big selling points for Gear Fit 2 is the much more powerful hardware. It has a dual core 1GHz processor and 512MB of Ram, while the original Fit was only a "weak" single core 180MHz with 8MB of Ram. Well, the new Fit 2 lags, something I've never experienced with the original. If I don't use interact with the device for 10 minutes or more, chances are it won't wake up from the first press of any button, it happens to me all the time and it's very annoying, I press the home button and nothing happens, I press it again and it wakes up. Then there is this lag with alarms and music player. If my phone (Galaxy S6 Edge) is playing music, and I want to use my Gear Fit 2 to change a song or adjust volume, there is couple of seconds of delay while those devices communicate with each other, it was never an issue with the original, which was always instant. When an alarm goes off in the morning, I cancel it from the Fit 2, first the alarm will sound for 2-3 seconds before it even shows up on the band, then once canceled, there is another 2 seconds delay until it actually turn off, again, was never an issue with the original. So what's the problem? Why can't it keep up? I suspect a software update will at some point address this, so I'll be waiting. My next issue is with display orientation. A landscape mode is not an option anymore, they said most people preferred portrait view and so it made sense to them to stick with that. Sure maybe it is better for most people, but I personally like to wear my fitness band on the inside of my wrist and I have to twist it more now to operate the device, I really liked the landscape view of the original better. I doubt this will ever be addressed, it's not a bug, it's just how it is, imo, just laziness, nothing was stopping Samsung from adding it other than some time and money, so they decided it wasn't worth the investment. Fair enough. How about allowing me to flip the screen orientation upside down? In case I wear it on my right arm and want buttons on the other side? Nope. Not an option. Let's go to fitness features. On my second day of using it, while walking on a treadmill, Fit 2 "got confused" or something and stopped counting steps accurately, I tried with both holding my arm in front of me and letting it move naturally, it basically only registered one step for every 5-6 steps I made. It was not a delay in steps updating, when you first look at them, I watched it messing them up for about 5 minutes, then finally gave up and restarted the device, which seemed to fix the issue. Stair counter hasn't worked for me at all so far, I have a two story house and walking up and down the stairs few times a day has never registered any floors on the device. I've set the goal and it should be counting, but it's just not seeing it, I've actually seen this mentioned in other reviews too. Also one of the screw covers on the back fell off and is lost already, after closer examination I see that they're just little round robber covers and others will probably fall off eventually too. So here are my first impressions. Do I feel like it was worth the upgrade from the original Fit? Not sure, I just traded few flaws in the otherwise nice device for another nice device with few other flaws. If I knew it ahead of time, I'd wait, but it's too late for me now, so I'll just wait for the software update.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Fitness Band

    Posted
    longhorn2819
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This review is long overdue as I have used the Gear Fit2 now for well over a month courtesy of #insidersgearfit2. I can honestly say this is probably the best fitness band I have ever used. The first thing to get this gadget to work is to download the Samsung Gear app and pair your Fit2 to your phone. The second is to charge it up (it comes partially charged) and off you go. The Fit 2 is a great device but as I have done in many of my reviews I want to break it down into five sections: Fit and comfort: I have done just about everything with the Fit2 on and it is very comfortable. The band is soft and easy to put on. I have small wrists and have the large Fit2 which still fits comfortable and snug. The one gripe I have about the band is the way it latches or is secured. There were several times where the band just fell off. I’m not sure if it was user error but why did Samsung not go with a standard buckle? To fix this problem, I purchased a pack of security clasps for $7 at Amazon. Since then, my Fit2 has never fallen off. My advice is to invest the $7 on these claps so you don’t lose your Fit2. Battery Life & Display: The battery lasts for 3 if not 4 days. Battery life is dependent on notifications as well as display brightness, use of HR monitor, etc. but I found the battery life to be very acceptable. The Fit2 came with a proprietary charging dock that is charged via USB. The big question is why did Samsung not include a charging brick? The display is very bright and text is easy to read. You may read online that the screen is somewhat small but keep in mind, this is not a smartwatch. This is a fitness band so the display is not supposed to be big. With that said, reading long text messages isn’t the greatest. Again, this is a fitness band and being able to read your text messages is a bonus in my opinion. Ease of Use: Simple…pair this to your phone and exercise. The newest software update added auto detect for your workouts so you don’t really need to even start the exercise app. I used this on an elliptical machine and sure enough, it auto started the exercise and categorized it to me using an elliptical machine. I have even used this stand alone and the GPS accurately mapped my run as well as accurately gave me my distance. My absolute favorite thing about the Fit2 is the ability to download music to the fitness band using the Samsung Gear app, pairing it to the Gear IconX (courtesy of #insidersgeariconx) and then exercising. I can listen to my music using my Fit2 and my Gear IconX, leave my phone at home and enjoy my workout free from phone calls or texts. As it relates to notifications, you can get notified on any or all of your apps. All that is required is to go into the Samsung Gear app, click on notifications, then on manage notifications. From there you can select which app you would like to receive notifications from. There are two buttons on the watch, one getting into the apps and the other is a back button. Both work well and have a nice click to them. The touch screen responds well to touch and I haven’t had any issues. What I don’t like is the lack of widgets to pick from. Why didn’t Samsung add a stopwatch or alarm widget? I would bet that a majority of the users of this device use the apps quite a bit and could use the widget. Other than the widgets I can say that the Gear Fit2 is very easy and fun to use. Apps: The Fit2 comes preloaded with several apps. Some I never used (water and caffeine intake) as I had no need for those. But my favorite app other than the exercise app is the find my phone app. Simply press on the find my phone app and it will make your phone ring. This can also be done if you misplace your Fit2. Keep in mind, the phone has to be connected to the Fit2 via Bluetooth for this to work. You can also go to the app store with the Fit2 and literally download any of the 1000’s of watch faces to customize the Fit2 and yes some of them are free. I downloaded a few and they really make your Fit2 stand out. There are several other apps you can also download including Spotify, Alarm, Golf Navi, etc. but yes, there are more apps for the Gear S2 and S3. Again, this is a fitness band not a smartwatch. So I expected there to be much less options for apps. Fitness & General use: I have used the Fit2 to exercise and for the most part, it does a nice job tracking my steps and exercise. What it doesn’t do well and really not at all is auto detect me lifting weights. I have done plenty of workouts (bench press, squats, shoulder press, etc) and it has never picked up that I was exercising other than counting my steps. The Fit2 DOES identify any and all cardio exercise…which is what most people primarily will use it for. As I stated above, the GPS works really well in that it knows where I ran and how far very accurately. The HR monitor works fairly well when exercising as I have compared to a standard chest strap. The unit will even alert you if you are sitting too long which helps motivate you to exercise. The unit will also track your sleep to see if you are sleeping efficiently. I think this is a gimmick but it does a nice job summarizing your sleep time. It is very accurate on when you go to sleep and wake up. Overall, it works well for tracking cardio type exercise. Summary: Overall, I really like the Gear Fit2, I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for that perfect fitness band and would give it 4.5 stars. The fit and comfort of the Fit2 is great and the battery last for several days before needing to be recharged. It is easy to use and makes tracking exercise easy. My favorite thing about the Fit2 is the ability to download music to the Fit2 and pair to my Gear IconX for my workouts. This gives your freedom from your phone while you work out and without wires! The Fit2 has 4GB of free space which is plenty of music even for a gym rat. The only recommendations I would make to Samsung is to use a band with a standard buckle, include a charging brick and allow there to be more options for widgets like stopwatch or alarm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Fitness Tracker for (almost) Everyone!

    Posted
    CTIGUK

    The Gear Fit 2 is a premium fitness tracker with smartwatch capabilities. Unlike other products in the Gear line-up, such as the Gear 360 and Gear VR, the Fit 2 isn’t restricted to Samsung smartphone owners and is compatible with all recent Android phones. Fitted with a GPS, heart rate monitor, accelerometer, gyro and a barometer, you’ll be hard-pressed to think of something the Fit 2 doesn’t automatically track. The device also lets to manually track things that can’t be tracked by sensors, such as the amount of water or, more worryingly coffee you drink. In terms of activities available to track, there are simply too many to mention, but suffice to say, whether you hike, row, practice yoga, run or wish to record activity on machines in the gym, the Gear Fit 2 is aiming to be your number one fitness companion.The device also aims to encourage sharing your fitness, with Facebook sharing and the option to challenge friends who also have S Health. Now that we’ve run through the features, I want to break the review into the good and the bad. The GOOD: The Fit 2 - whether on a male or female wrist - looks great, is light and unobtrusive. While there’s no doubt that it looks like a fitness tracker, it’s far more subtle than some other designs out there. The screen is bright, with rich colours, and while the resolution is fairly average, it’s only really noticeable when you realise how little of your texts, emails and social media alerts can fit on screen at one time. On that note, the smartwatch-light approach is nicely managed. Text messages give you the option to reply with one of three ‘quick auto responses’. They are pretty useful, though a lot of my friends did start to question why I began replying to them with ‘roger that’, sounding like a World War 1 pilot. Music can be exported directly to the Gear Fit 2’s onboard storage, however as we live in an age where MP3s are becoming a thing of the past this may not be as useful as Samsung hope. I personally stream all my music through Google Play Music, which usually plays second fiddle to Spotify, so I was pleasantly surprised to see the Fit 2 gave me the ability to skip tracks from the watch with ease. Customization options are a nice touch, with a number of free-to-download watch faces available. As with all these things, there are also premium watch faces to buy, if that’s the kind of thing you want to spend your money on. In terms of activities, the watch excelled when hiking; far surpassing previous experiences hiking with a running watch. Everything from the elevation stats to heart rate tracking, followed by the surprisingly detailed summary page upon completion really give the feeling of reward after a particularly taxing hike. Finally, the battery life was certainly acceptable. My previous smartwatch experience with the original Moto360 and its barely-20 hour battery life was thankfully not replicated here. I got between 50 hours while actively tracking hikes and runs, and up to 60 hours use when only tracking general walking. While not remarkable, I never felt cheated when the battery reminder popped up. The BAD Now onto the cons. I should say, while they aren’t plentiful, one in particular for me is a deal breaker. To begin with, the app itself, S Health is, quite simply, cluttered and unintuitive. It feels like the result of dozens of clumsy additions to an aging design that wasn’t built to handle the new features and, in my opinion, feels in dire need of an overhaul. Tracking data, such as runs from previous days is far more fiddly than it should be and after a few weeks have passed, becomes so inaccessible it doesn’t feel worth searching for it. On that note, there’s zero web access, with all data restricted to the app. If Garmin Connect, Google Fit and dozens of alternatives offer it, why not S Health? It just seems ill-conceived as a whole. Beyond issues with the app, the watch has a few annoying quirks, too. Occasionally you’ll check the 24 hour log to find that the watch claims it wasn’t on your wrist for a period of time in which it definitely was. Secondly, the floors reading can be extremely unpredictable. For the first three weeks it was way off. After spending a day sat at my desk, walking no further than the kitchen or the bathroom, I was told I scaled 150 floors. I live in a single-storey apartment It has to be said, it seems to have been behaving itself more recently, possibly the result of a recent update, but it was too drastic to not mention. Beyond that, occasionally I’d wake to find the sleep analysis data was blank. It would just ask if I had been asleep for a certain period of time - no reason was given for why this might be the case. Driving with the Gear Fit 2, is frankly a pain. When I’m driving, the last thing I need is for my watch screen to flash on every time I turn the steering wheel because it thinks I’m trying to check the tie. Suffice to say, it’s far more distracting at night. Surely there must be a way to switch the screen’s wrist flick gesture off when the watch detects itself travelling over 30mph. Either way, I have found myself having to switch the wrist gesture off each time I get in the car at night, just to avoid this issue. It’s also worth mentioning that Samsung’s Tizen OS has some performance issues at times - there were a few occasions the watch froze, before finally dragging itself back from the brink seconds before it found itself being thrown out the window. Finally, FINALLY, and this is the dealbreaker for me. I wanted the Fit 2 to replace my old Garmin Forerunner 410 – a 5/6 year old running watch. And despite the fact the Fit 2 has far more sensors, functionality and a nice colour screen, there were a couple of reasons why the Garmin will continue to live on as my primary running watch. The Gear Fit 2 screen ‘times out’ after a certain period. Even if you select ‘always on’, the running stats will time out to a clock display. This means you constantly have to flick your wrist while running to just view your current stats. This wouldn’t be so bad, but with the constant motion while running, the device doesn’t even acknowledge the wrist has been flicked unless you perform a cartoonish exaggerated movement to flip the screen on. Not only that, but the Fit 2 provides each piece of data on its own screen, meaning to find your pace you have to clumsily swipe to the left to bring your stat up, then clumsily swipe back, trying not to accidentally tap the pause button - something that is remarkably easy to do. Compare this to my Garmin Forerunner, that has an always-on screen, with no wrist flicking required, and provides up to three pieces of information on screen at a tie. It knows what runner want t see and when they want to see it; whenever they want. The biggest crime, however, is the degree of inaccuracy with regards to distance covered. I took both my Garmin and the Samsung out for a run, and after covering four miles, discovered the Fit 2 was 0.11 miles behind - which is enough to ruin any training plan. When you’re training for weeks to knock a few seconds off your time, every tenth of a mile counts. Furthermore, when running a Thanksgiving 10k, I checked my pace and saw the time frantically flicking from as low as an impossibly fast 4:00 mile to as high as a 20 minute mile, all while I was running at a steady 7:30 pace. Ultimately as a replacement, the Gear Fit 2 just doesn’t cut the mustard. Despite the fact my Garmin has a screen that would look at home in the early 90s and can take a while to locate itself, the data is solid and the experience while running is hassle-free. As someone who has followed four-month marathon training plans to the letter, and hopes to again in the future sometime, the Gear Fit 2 is too inaccurate and troublesome to take seriously. It is worth stressing, however that if you are more casual in your approach to running, or simply worry less about obsessively checking your current pace, these issues may be of no concern. The term jack of all trades, master of none seems the perfect description for fitness trackers, and the Fit 2 is no different. If you have no specific expectations for the Fit 2, it’s unlikely you’ll find any reason to be disappointed, even considering some of the irritating quirks. Ultimately, at this price point, it’s great value, particularly when you consider a running watch with HRM would be double that and then some. If you want to track your activities, but don’t care about revisiting them at a much later date; if you want to increase your activity levels, but don’t have very specific expectations for it to achieve and if you want basic smartwatch functionality, but don’t care about downloading full-fat smartwatch apps, the Fit 2 is very likely to be the perfect tracker for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fitness watch, but short in a few areas.

    Posted
    DavidJr
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    Overall the Samsung Gear Fit 2 is a great fitness watch. It has all the basics you expect from a fitness band, such as heart rate, step count, and calories burned. It also provides the features of a smart watch, such as notifications, easy reply to text, customized watch faces, and other watch functions. For activity tracking you can manually select from Running, Walking, Cycling, Hiking, Elliptical trainer, Exercise bike, Step machine, Treadmill, Lunges, Crunches, Squats, Star jumps, Pilates, Yoga, Rowing Machine, and Other workout. You can set your target for Duration, Distance, Calories, or Basic workout. You can enable tracking, which was not on by default, enable auto pause, so that it only tracks while you are only active and set guide intervals for distance or time. The Gear Fit2 will start tracking an exercise event on its own, provided you do that activity for 10 minutes or more. Anything less than that, unless manually started, doesn’t always show up as an activity. The other disadvantage to the Gear Fit2 automatically recognizing the activity is that the actual location is not recorded via GPS, the GPS tracking appears to only work if manually started. However, a “Dynamic Workout” can pop up at any time, such as working on your car for 30 minutes straight, which shows up as “Other Workout” when recorded. The Gear Fit2 also tracks floors, however, this is hit or miss. I live in a 3 story house, yet rarely does it count a floor. I work in a 3 story building that is as tall as 5, but after 9 flights of stairs it may show 2 floors climbed. It also really depends on what you are doing with your watch hand. If holding the rail or securing something with your arm, it may not count any floors. The battery life will vary depending on what you have enabled. I found that disabling the Wi-Fi and leaving location off really extends the time to 3+ days. However, with those services on, plenty of activity and checking the watch with a high brightness setting, it can be as little as a day and a half. I’m not a very active person, but on average use, even wearing it to sleep, it lasted around 3 days. One of the features I had been looking forward to was sleep tracking. I have seen some reviews complain about the watching keeping them awake, however, if you turn the brightness down and turn on the “Do not disturb” setting, the watch will only show its face when a button is pushed or an alarm goes off. It has been interesting to see my sleep activity as I never realized how active I was at night, to include a few minutes of what the watch considered “light activity.” Using the S Health app you can see exact times of sleep to include motionless, light, and restless movement. Plus, in the morning, when your phone alarm goes off the watch vibrates and offers a snooze or disable. I feel it has helped me get up in the morning as it is a little harder to ignore the vibration. To get the most out of the watch, you must have an Android based phone that can run the Samsung Gear app and highly recommended for a Galaxy phone. Other phones can see the watch on Bluetooth but the watch will not complete set up and will continue to ask for Samsung Gear App to complete. However, the watch will function on its own without the ability to sync to a phone. Due to the shape of the watch, the center of the glass seems like a hazardous area. Just the slightest bump and you are hitting the glass face against something. However, I have accidently bumped against a variety of objects, from walking close to a wall to working on my car and there is still no visible damage. Though I have not purposely tried to hit it, I have bumped it pretty hard on a rough concrete wall with the same results. The other thing I don’t necessarily like is the latching mechanics for the band. I have had it come loose without knowing how, but have noticed it when it does. It is also a little difficult at times to get that next hole to keep it tight without fighting the opposite direction. If you already use an Android based phone and want to get the most out of the S Health app or other like apps, this is certainly a watch to get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Samsung's Superior Success!

    Posted
    jmuel0184
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Short and Sweet Review: Pros - The slim design is attractive and will surely turn heads at the gym or outside on the trail. Without depending on your smartphone, you can listen to music phone free. Cut the cord and go with Bluetooth headphones (IconX) to get the full experience. Monitor your heart rate, gps location (runs), hike for elevation, sleep, and many more activities throughout your healthy lifestyle. I also enjoy that this is water resistant rated at IP68, which means you can shower with it. Cons - The battery is my biggest complaint. Although you get about 4 days out of it, we all know that batteries eventually (over time) lose their juice. I would like to see a minimum 7 days out of this with a nice solid battery to last for years. The Long Run Review: The Samsung Gear Fit2 is device in which it can track your health on multiple categories. Setup was a breeze. The easy to read screen walks you step by step to setting up the connection to your phone, Wi-Fi, and setting up the items that are most important to you in regards to monitoring your healthy living. The Guts: Do you like tracking your steps? Do you like to monitor your heart rate? How about keeping an eye on how many calories you burned throughout the day? These are just a few of the many activities you can monitor while wearing the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit2. With Fit2's AMOLED screen, boasting 1.5" Touch Screen, it's easy on the eyes. It's extremely responsive 512MB of RAM and 4 GB of Internal Storage allows for your to easily navigate the menu options and throw together a quick work out mix to keep you and your head in the moment! The battery is OK, in this regard. I would like to see the battery last minimunt 7 days. Right now, It will go about 4 days before it needs a full recharge to keep up with my very active lifestyle. The Cool Stuff: Enough with the insides, how does this work and keep me focused on my health? The Gear Fit2 is exceptional when it comes to reading your HR, knowing when you're on a walk/run, or begin an intense work out session, registering each step you take, keeping track of caffeine and water intake is essential to monitoring a healthy lifestyle. The Gear Fit2 also provides notifications from your phone. I enjoy the fact you can customize it to the point where you can set which apps you would like to be notified by. So far the readouts have been quite accurate in regards to comparing form other exercise bands (Nike Fuelband and FitBit Charge 2). Feeling the competitive edge?: The Gear Fit2 allows you to "challenge" another Gear Fit2 counterpart and once you complete your activity, you can then compare the two from each other and see who overworked their bodies to the max. The Gear Fit2 is so much more than just your typical watch (boring), it can keep you on track for a better and healthier lifestyle. Get to it, Get Fit2!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Fitness Band! Excellent Features!

    Posted
    ELHunt

    I received the Gear Fit2 as a test product. I wanted to try it out, because my husband and I have been wanting to upgrade our Garmin Vivofit bands, and this was a nice way to test another brand before committing to one. Immediately, I liked to sleek style and smooth feel of the band. The small size fits my wrist perfectly with plenty of room with the adjustable band. The first night, it fell off while I was sleeping, but has stayed put ever since. I must not have had it snapped all the way. One piece of advice: remove the clear decal on the underside of the heart rate monitor before wearing! Otherwise, the band will not register and will show up as “not on wrist” in the 24-hour log, even thought it was on my wrist. When I emailed Samsung Support they didn’t know that this was all I had to do to correct the problem. They told me to send it in to have it looked at. Glad I figured it out on my own. The color display is really nice. I especially like how it automatically senses when I’m looking at it, but stays off the rest of the time. There’s a great selection of watch faces on the Samsung Gear app. I never purchased one, but rather selected from the free options, which are very nice, especially the pretty, sparkly Christmas tree face. All faces show a range of features including step count, heart rate, time/date, battery, etc. The touch display is very nice. It’s easy to swipe between features including the 24-hour log, settings, exercise, music player, steps, floors, heart rate, and more. Unfortunately, I was not able to use this while walking or working out much due to my busy schedule, but I was happy just to track my daily steps. One time I forgot to time my walk until partly into it. I’m sure I would get used to this feature in time, as I would always have to remember or write down the start/end time of my walks with my Garmin band. The Gear Fit2 will accurately track your walks, runs, etc. You just have to remember to time them. I’m not sure if it will auto-track or not, which would be nice. I really like being able to sync alerts from my phone to my Gear Fit2, such as calls, caller ID, texts, and Tweets. This was especially helpful when I didn’t have my phone right in front of me or if it was in my handbag. The band would vibrate when a call or text came in, so I always knew when someone was trying to reach me. Very helpful feature!! Also, it was nice to turn notifications off at night when I didn’t want to be disturbed. This would be great for someone who needs to be available 24/7 though, because they would always know when someone is trying to reach them. I was initially hesitant about using a band that needs to be charged, but found that it really wasn’t that inconvenient to charge, especially in the evening when I wasn’t active. The band charges fairly quickly and then you’re good to go! The battery lasts 4-5 days, and I usually turn the screen brightness down to 1 or 2, and that seems to extend the battery life. I wasn’t able to use the music player feature, because I didn’t have wireless earbuds to sync to. (I’m simultaneously testing out the Samsung IconX earbuds, but they sync music themselves, so not sure they would work with this band). I was hoping that the music player would play through the band itself, but there isn’t a speaker. That would be an awesome feature, since I like listening to music around the house and during walks, but do not necessarily want to use earbuds for safety reasons. My main complaint with this band is that it doesn’t sync directly with the MyFitnessPal (MFP), which I had been using for a couple of years with the Garmin Vivofit. I had to go through a number of steps (after a google search) to sync MFP with Withings and S Health, and then, there were problems syncing the steps and calories burned. I really wish that this band synced directly (and correctly) with MFP, because it is the most comprehensive fitness and food diary and is my preferred app. I didn’t use S Health, because it lacks the extensive food database that MFP has. I would give this 5 stars if it would sync with MFP. This is a simply a personal preference and may not be a big deal to anyone who doesn’t have a preference or is new to using a fitness tracker. Overall, this is a very nice product. It’s easy to use, comfortable to wear, and has a lot of great features for anyone looking for a band that has it all!! I would recommend this product to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OK product with lot of issues

    Posted
    SamsungGearFit2User
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    Hi, I picked up Samsung Gear Fit2 at Bestbuy about a month ago. I wanted to use it for a month before writing the review so that it will be useful. Maily, I use the Gear Fit2 for activity tracking like Running/Walking with GPS, steps, heart rate, and also for sleep tracking. 1) Running/Walking: I used Gear fit2 with and without phone while running/walking to GPS track my workouts. I have noticed that when I go for a run longer than an hour, the Fit2 will stop tracking my running and becomes very slow for any touches. As an example, I have enclosed two photo...In one photo that says "Gear2 stopped tracking my run", I went for a 7 mile run and Gear 2 stopped tracking aftre 6.31 miles and became very slow for any touch responses. I was very upset to see such SW issues from Samsung. As a test, during my next 7 mile run, I power cycled the Fit2 before going for a run...The SW freeze didn't occur and fit2 tracked the whole 7 mile run. You can see it in my photo with caption "Gear2 tracking run". 2) Steps: The tracked steps are over estimated compared to Fitbit2 as well as my own counting of steps. 3) Heart rate: Measurement of heart rate either fails are not accurate unless you really tighten the wrist strap to a point that it will start to hurt you. 4) Sleep tracking: I have lot of issue with sleep tracking feature...First of all Fit2 screen gets turned on many times during the night when I turn from side to side. This is very annoying and my wife is very upset about the screen turning on and disturbing her otherwise in a dark room. I have to put Fit2 in "do not disturb" mode to force it not turn on. Sleep tracking is a joke...If I wake up in the night for a bathroom break, the sleep tracking stops and says that I am doing light workout. Also, in morning in the sleep tracking graph, it will show empty saying I didn't sleep during the bathroom break but had a light workout. JOKE! 5) Wrist Strap: The wrist strap started to hurt me at times that I had to move the Fit2 from one wrist to another to stop the hurting. Looks like the wrist strap material is irritating the skin around my wrist. Last but not least, it is not even a month but Fit2 started to chip the matallic paint by the display area. It is cosmatic at this time but I am sure the chipped paint will start to become bigger and noticable. Over all it is an OK with lot of issues that I hope Samsung will address/fix...Otherwise, I will not be recommending this product to a friend and won't be buying any more revisions of this product in the future. Thanks!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend





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