Less than a month after announcing its Galaxy Watch 3, Samsung has added another wearable to its portfolio with the Galaxy Fit 2. The second generation tracker is a slimmer alternative to the company's smartwatches and is essentially fitness.
Samsung announced the tracker during its Life Unstoppable virtual event, which it held for the first time this year in place of its usual press conference at IFA in Berlin. The standout feature of the Galaxy Fit2 is its battery life. According to Samsung, charging takes up to 15 days, compared to the almost two days you get with one of Samsung's full-fledged smartwatches.
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Like its predecessor, the Galaxy Fit 2 has a rectangular AMOLED touchscreen that is enclosed in a silicone band. This time, however, the body is in silicone tape and not framed in metal. It also lacks the physical button on the side and has replaced it with the virtual button on the front under the screen. And there are even more ways to customize it. Samsung has added 70 different watch face options to choose from for the Fit 2.
It has also improved its fitness functions and can track up to five different types of workouts, providing insights into calories burned, heart rate, distance, and more. It has a more comprehensive sleep analysis that rates each night of sleep and has a breakdown of the different stages in the Samsung Health app.
The Fit 2 covers many of the basic smartwatch functions, including displaying calls and notifications. There's even a quick answer option with preset answers for Android phones. However, it lacks advanced features such as mobile payment and music streaming.
Samsung has not disclosed the availability of the Galaxy Fit 2, but we hope it will cost less than $ 100 when it hits shelves.