Samsung Gear Fit2 gets major update

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One of our favourite fitness trackers just got better…
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Samsung Gear Fit2 gets major update

The Samsung Gear Fit2 is a fantastic fitness tracker, and it’s now even better thanks to a major update. Let’s see what’s new…

Set your pace for a run

The Gear Fit2’s new in-depth running feature lets you set customisable pace targets. All you need to do is input a distance and time into the Samsung Health app, and your run will automatically be created for you. You can also choose between runs designed to burn fat or increase your endurance.

Customise your in-workout screen

The in-workout screen has also been updated, and now lets you customise which stats you can see with a tap of the screen. You can choose from total distance, calories burned, elapsed time, or heart rate.

Better workout auto-detection

Auto-detection of workouts has been improved. When you perform an exercise for more than 10 minutes, the Gear Fit2 will automatically activate its fitness-tracking functions and heart rate monitor. If you’re out on a run, when you finish you’ll be able to see a map of where you’ve been.

Improved inactivity detection

If you spend more than 50 minutes sitting down, the Gear Fit2 will nudge you into action. And rather than simply telling you to stand up, it’ll actually give you a few options for some light activity.

More detailed heart rate monitoring

The heart-rate monitor on the Gear Fit2 has always been a useful feature. Now, it gives you a much more detailed breakdown. Heart rate zones are colour-coded and instantly visible, so you’ll be able to see the time you’ve spent in each one during a workout.

What’s more, the Gear Fit2 can now help you reach your desired heart rate zone, by setting the pace and guiding you to where you need to be.

Improved sleep tracking

Samsung has also greatly improved the Gear Fit2’s sleep tracking capabilities. So if you wear your tracker at night, you’ll now get more details on how soundly you slept.

Emergency SOS feature

And finally, the Gear Fit2 now includes an SOS feature. If you’re ever in trouble when you’re out on the road or in the gym, you’ll be able to send specified contacts a message and your location by giving the home key a triple press.

How to get your hands on a Gear Fit2…

Before this update, the Gear Fit2 was a fantastic fitness tracker that we rated highly. With these improvements, it may just be the best wearable that money can buy. If you’re interested in finding out for yourself, you can order a Samsung Gear Fit2 from Carphone Warehouse.

If you’ve already got a Samsung Gear Fit2, let us know what you think. Share your comments below.

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