Samsung's new fitness smartband will likely be water resistant


Samsung's new fitness smartband will likely be water resistant

The existence of the new fitness band was actually leaked by Samsung Australia, after a support page for a Gear Fit 2 Large appeared on its website.

The water resistance does get an upgrade, though, as it is called out for 5 ATM versus the IP68 immersion protection of the Gear Fit 2 - not exactly swimmer-friendly. Separate from the Gear Sport that recently popped up on the FCC's watch, Samsung is now expected to pair the an update to the Gear Fit 2.

Additionally the Fit 2 Pro will support music playback and even while offline through the Spotify app and feature Global Positioning System functionality.

Like its predecessor, the Gear Fit 2 Pro is powered by Samsung's Tizen OS and features a built-in GSP chip for mapping your runs and jogs even when your smartphone isn't on you.

Samsung will apparently offer a year's subscription to Under Armour's "premium" digital service, allowing for better training. As of now, there are no details regarding the pricing and availability.

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro has recently been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US and the fitness tracker with model number SM-365 has also appeared on the official Samsung site in the past weekend.

The Samsung Gear Fit is a fitness wristband made by Samsung Electronics and forms part of their Samsung Gear family of smartwatch devices. It features a 1.84-inch Super AMOLED display with a 432×128 pixel resolution.

A 210mAh battery powers the Samsung Gear Fit, which gives a typical usage of 3 to 4 days and up to 5 days with low usage.

Samsung introduced the Gear Fit to the market on April 11, 2014.

The company's latest feature-packed fitness band will come along with several improvements from the original device.