We have to agree that Samsung has invested a lot of money into its wearable devices. The company is also releasing new smartwatches very often, but now it’s also trying to claim Fitbit’s territory with the new Gear Fit 2.
First of all, let’s talk about the specifications that the Samsung Gear Fit and Samsung Gear Fit 2 come with:
Samsung Gear Fit:
– Weight: 28 grams;
– Display: 1.84-inch;
– Processor: 180MHz ARM Cortex M4;
– Bluetooth: 4.0;
– Battery: 210 mAh;
– Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate monitor;
– Color: Black.
Samsung Gear Fit 2:
– Weight: 28-30 grams;
– Display: 1.5-inch;
– Processor: 1GHz Exynos 3250;
– Bluetooth: 4.2;
– Battery: 200 mAh;
– Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate monitor, barometer;
– Color: Black, pink, blue.
Without any doubts, the Gear Fit 2 looks smoother and sleeker. First of all, the screen flows with the silicon band and it looks more a like a fashionable wearable device. The display on the Gear Fit 2 has double the width of the Gear Fit 2, which means that you can read fitness information easier and clearer.
The Gear Fit 2 has an IP68 rating, which means that if it rains or if you drop it in the bathtub, the wearable device will be fine. However, you would not want to go into the pool with it, as it is not made to track swimming. The Gear Fit has an IP67 rating, which means that the Gear Fit 2 is better when it comes to water resistance.
The Gear Fit 2 comes with a less powerful battery (200mAh), while the Gear Fit has a 210 mAh one, but that doesn’t mean that this model will not stay alive longer than the Gear Fit. According to reports, the Gear Fit 2 is able last three days on a single charge, while the Gear Fit needs to be charged every night.