Samsung’s online store has begun taking preorders for the recently launched Gear Fit 2, the second-generation wearable gadget.
The South Korean tech giant introduced two wearable devices namely, Samsung Gear Fit 2 band and Gear Icon X earbuds. Although Samsung had spoken about the configurations and functionalities of the newly unveiled devices at a special event held last week, it did not reveal the prices at the time.
Now, Samsung's official web store has listed the Samsung Gear Fit 2 for $179.99 in the U.S. This gadget is available in three hues namely, black, blue and pink. The preordered device is expected to reach the customer within 7 to 10 days. Buyers can also avail free shipping service from Samsung upon preordering the device.
Phone Arena says Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 is a worthy successor to the Gear Fit as the second-generation gadget flaunts ergonomic design and an improved display. This device comes packed with GPS tracking and music playback capabilities.
As far as the key specifications go, this device features a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED display and 216 x 432 pixels screen resolution. Under the hood, an energy-efficient Exynos 3250 chipset from Samsung, running at 1GHz, powers the device with dual-core processor in tow. On the software front, Tizen OS powers this health-tracking smartband.
The entire configuration comes backed by 512MB of RAM and the device is equipped with 4GB of native storage space. Keeping the lights on for a prolonged period of time is a 200mAh battery cell.
The Gear Fit 2 supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and a slew of sensors like heart-rate monitor, accelerometer, barometer and a gyroscope. Samsung says Gear Fit 2 can track “step count, calories burned, floors climbed, sleep quality and more.”