Samsung Electronics New Zealand has introduced the Gear Fit2 Pro, an upgraded GPS sports band with smart features that are made for all the ways you work out.

Samsung’s latest device assists with a range of activities, from robust fitness tracking to nutrition and sleep monitoring, as well as motivational coaching, to help Kiwis achieve their health and wellbeing goals.

Designed for people of varying fitness levels, the launch of the sports band comes at a time where wearables in New Zealand are becoming increasingly popular – the smartwatch category alone reporting 43 per cent growth this year.

“Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a bit more serious about your exercise, we’re confident that this sports band will appeal to those looking to take their health and wellbeing goals to the next level.

“In addition to fitness tracking, the New Gear Fit2 Pro offers advanced real-time heart rate monitoring, extensive access to Under Armour’s fitness apps as well as Spotify meaning you can listen to your favourite tunes while you work out offline.

“With the change in daylight savings and better weather on the horizon, the new Gear Fit2 Pro is a great accessory for anyone looking to improve their wellness and fitness this summer,” says Todd Selwyn, Head of Mobile Product at Samsung New Zealand.

The new Gear Fit2 Pro’s Super AMOLED curved 1.5-inch display and a high-resolution colour touchscreen make real-time updates and notifications easier to read.

Key features of the new Gear Fit2 Pro include industry leading water resistance and swim tracking which makes the smart wearable an ideal companion for any swim – from laps to playing in the pool – these devices are 5 ATM1 certified for water resistance. Included is Speedo’s latest swimming training app, Speedo On, the Gear Fit2 Pro also allows you to easily track key swim metrics including lap count, lap time, stroke type and more.

In addition the Heart Rate Monitor has had an overhaul with improved accuracy, the device offers advanced real-time heart rate monitoring. It helps you continuously monitor your heart activity – whether it’s enjoying a stress-free nap or an invigorating cycling class.

Daily activity can be supplemented with updated Under Armour and Spotify partnerships. The device provides access to Under Armour’s fitness apps including Under Armour Record, MyFitnessPal, MapMyRun and Endomondo 2 for activity, nutrition, sleep and fitness tracking functions – these apps provide users with a holistic picture of their health and fitness. Spotify’s Offline mode lets you listen to your favourite music online, offline or even without your smartphone so you can enjoy your favourite tunes regardless of location.

Automatic activity detection built into the device is in tune with your body and can recognise the following categories of activities: Walking, Running, Cycling and performing Dynamic Activities that could include dancing to basketball. You can customise your own wellness plan with tailored goals and alerts. Download customised watch faces to personalise your device from Samsung Galaxy apps.

The all-new secure, ergonomic band is light weight and comfortable to use for all activities. The Gear Fit2 Pro is available in both Red and Black at a RRP of $299.00 (NZD). More info can be found at Samsung’s online store.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Specs


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