Customer reviews & ratings
Fantastic Fit Device for Any Health Enthusiast!
The Short and Sweet Review: Pros - The slim design is attractive and will surely turn heads at the gym or outside on the trail. Without depending on your smartphone, you can listen to music phone free. Cut the cord and go with Bluetooth headphones (IconX) to get the full experience. Monitor your heart rate, gps location (runs), hike for elevation, sleep, and many more activities throughout your healthy lifestyle. I also enjoy that this is water resistant rated at IP68, which means you can shower with it. Cons - The battery is my biggest complaint. Although you get about 4 days out of it, we all know that batteries eventually (over time) lose their juice. I would like to see a minimum 7 days out of this with a nice solid battery to last for years. The Long Run Review: The Samsung Gear Fit2 is device in which it can track your health on multiple categories. Setup was a breeze. The easy to read screen walks you step by step to setting up the connection to your phone, Wi-Fi, and setting up the items that are most important to you in regards to monitoring your healthy living. The Guts: Do you like tracking your steps? Do you like to monitor your heart rate? How about keeping an eye on how many calories you burned throughout the day? These are just a few of the many activities you can monitor while wearing the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit2. With Fit2's AMOLED screen, boasting 1.5" Touch Screen, it's easy on the eyes. It's extremely responsive 512MB of RAM and 4 GB of Internal Storage allows for your to easily navigate the menu options and throw together a quick work out mix to keep you and your head in the moment! The battery is OK, in this regard. I would like to see the battery last minimunt 7 days. Right now, It will go about 4 days before it needs a full recharge to keep up with my very active lifestyle. The Cool Stuff: Enough with the insides, how does this work and keep me focused on my health? The Gear Fit2 is exceptional when it comes to reading your HR, knowing when you're on a walk/run, or begin an intense work out session, registering each step you take, keeping track of caffeine and water intake is essential to monitoring a healthy lifestyle. The Gear Fit2 also provides notifications from your phone. I enjoy the fact you can customize it to the point where you can set which apps you would like to be notified by. So far the readouts have been quite accurate in regards to comparing form other exercise bands (Nike Fuelband and FitBit Charge 2). Feeling the competitive edge?: The Gear Fit2 allows you to "challenge" another Gear Fit2 counterpart and once you complete your activity, you can then compare the two from each other and see who overworked their bodies to the max. The Gear Fit2 is so much more than just your typical watch (boring), it can keep you on track for a better and healthier lifestyle. Get to it, Get Fit2!
Great fitness tracker for everyday life!
I have been using the watch for a couple weeks now and have been loving it. the watch is packed full of features. my favorite feature is being able to leave my phone at home and still be able to track my runs while still being able to listen to music. you can put music on the gear and then connect Bluetooth headphones to the gear. This feature makes runs a lot easier. it also tracks sleep which is a really cool feature and everything syncs up to the s health app so you can view all your activities on your phone. I highly recommend this fitness tracker/smartwatch.
Worth every cent!
I received the Gear Fit as a gift a couple of years ago, and after some time with it I got addicted (never thought I'd need a smart wearable device before that). It had its limitations though, but with the new Gear Fit 2, Samsung seems to have addressed all those issues and the Gear Fit 2 is very close to being the perfect fitness tracking device.
I specially like the auto-tracking functions (sleep, walking, running...) that were a major drawback in the original Fit where you had to instruct it manually to start tracking.
I wish there were a gesture for "back" instead of reaching for the button each time.
I wish there were a setting to make it wake up to the clock face each time and not the last page it was on.
Everything I expected
I moved to GearFit 2 from a FItbit because the Fitbit just wasn't rugged enough. The Samsung has been great and it has additional capabilities like actually tracking my elliptical workouts vs just the steps and it integration to my Samsung phone has been great.
Love this product so much! It works great. Counts my steps and I always forget to hit start button on a work out and it counts it anyways. Lets my know the weather and time with just a flick of my wrist. The battery life is really good too, I charge it almost every two days when I am just sitting on my couch. It is also water resistant so when you wash your hands you dont have to take it off. You can connect it to your phone to get notifications and reply to text messages. I love that it tracks your sleep and lets you know how long you are restless and actually sleep good. Shows how many calories you burn and can set a target of steps to reach daily. Counts floors and heart rate. And I love that you can change the look of it for free or purchase a cool specialized background. Highly recommend this is you have a Samsung.
Good fitness band with smartwatch features
Upon first impressions i was pretty surprised with this new little band. It is very lightweight and feels like it has a good strap. I really enjoy the fact that it does floor counting as my Gear s2 does not. It also has a neat feature in that it has built in GPS, although i haven't had a chance to test that out on a run yet or anything. There isn't as many apps available for it as there are for the S2 but, in regards to that it is designed to be more of a fitness band with some smart watch features in my mind. Overall i'm very happy with it and appreciate that i've gotten the opportunity to test it out through #theinsidersnet
Busy Mom's thoughts on Samsung Gear fit2
Product is great! Quality is great! It is a great fitness watch that will help assist you keep track of your heart rate, daily exercises, water intake , and caffiene intake. I highly recommend! I am a mother of 7 now and am always on the go! It helps me even track my busiest moments throught my day! It also allows me to keep in mind (since I constantly am checking time) that fitness is a necessity. I didn't five 5 stars is battery. Although, if you save battery by turning off bluetooth it will last a day or 2!
Grat Fitness Companion
Received it last week and paired it with my Galaxy Note7 (yes, the outlawed phone, still I love it.) I do not use it as my main watch but on the right hand together with my old, simple but reliable Nike fuel-band. I love the graphics and all the available information, specially automatic activity and sleep tracking as well as the floors-up counter (although it is not clear how many feet or steps are considered a floor...) The water intake counter, steps and heart rate measuring are very useful. I wish there were more customizable home screens to choose from and - very important - that the Gear Fit2 could connect directly to the internet to upload all data - without a phone; if you change or lose the phone, you need to reset the Gear Fit2 to pair again - all past, unsynched data will be lost forever. Also, I wish it was completely water-proof to be able to swim with it and make those burned calories count! So far I would recommend this product.
Great step up from the original Gear Fit!!
After having the Gear Fit 2 for several weeks I feel I can give my honest review about this. The gear Fit 2 is very light and not as tall or thick as the original Gear Fit and you barely know it is on your wrist. Having the ability to store your music right on the watch and have it connect to your Bluetooth headsets is a major feature that I really enjoy. Now I no longer have to keep my cell phone on me while I run. Also having it tell me how I am doing while I run at specific intervals which I set is also a nice feature, doing that lets me know if I am falling behind or keeping a good pace while I run, to me it feels like I have someone running next to me to keep me motivated. The GPS feature is also nice to have so if your keeping track of your run/walk route it will do that right on the watch itself without the need for a phone connected to it. The only real problem I have with this is it seems inconsistent on what 1.5 mile distance is, one day is my normal route, another day I have to run an additional block or two to get my 1.5 miles according to the watch. It does keep all the other features from the original Gear Fit like the notifications, find your phone, respond to texts via preset replies. Other than that this watch has been a great purchase for me and a large step up from the previous Gear Fit. I highly recommend this to anyone who is unsure which fitness watch to go with.
Not worth it.
I liked this product at first, and I wear it everyday. However, the straps have started to come off and it does not accurately track my step. I get stair notifications when I am not walking up stars. It is a horrible design(referring to the wrist band). The key hole snap can easily be pulled apart by putting on a coat or a long sleeve shirt. I have found this thing in many dressing rooms or my coat/jacket sleeve. I cannot return this thing because I have had it so long, but feel like this was totally a waste of money.
This sports watch is so awesome! I love the added customization features that come with the watch. I have been having fun changing the watch faces. They have a watch face for everyone's unique style. I can control it both from my phone, and the watch itself. The watch fits perfectly. I love how there are many different sizing options to get the perfect fit. The watch is beautifully designed. It is light weight, doesn't dig into my skin, and it is comfortable. The 'Home' and 'Back' buttons are placed conveniently on the watch as well. You can even add a shortcut button press to begin an exercise! I can even put music on it and listen to it through wireless headphones! This is a truly well thought out and beautifully designed a product that I would recommend not only to those who work out regularly but to those who want a way to monitor their steps and other vital signs. The Gear Fit 2 has a slim design with a beautiful curved AMOLED display that can show smartphone notifications and weekly charts. It also has GPS, heart-rate monitoring, onboard music storage for up to 1,000 songs, all-day fitness and sleeps tracking, and automatic exercise detection. I love my new Fit 2! Just seeing it on my wrist keeps me motivated all day long. I also love being able to view my notifications easily when I'm busy and don't have the time to look at my phone or my phone's just not handy. The battery life is exceptional! I got my Fit three days ago and still have 35% battery remaining. It's light weight and the band design is super comfortable and easily operable. I received this product for testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Thanks #insidersnet #InsidersGearFit2
A Fitness Tracker For (Almost) Everyone!
The Gear Fit 2 is a premium fitness tracker with smartwatch capabilities. Unlike other products in the Gear line-up, such as the Gear 360 and Gear VR, the Fit 2 isn’t restricted to Samsung smartphone owners and is compatible with all recent Android phones. Fitted with a GPS, heart rate monitor, accelerometer, gyro and a barometer, you’ll be hard-pressed to think of something the Fit 2 doesn’t automatically track. The device also lets to manually track things that can’t be tracked by sensors, such as the amount of water or, more worryingly coffee you drink. In terms of activities available to track, there are simply too many to mention, but suffice to say, whether you hike, row, practice yoga, run or wish to record activity on machines in the gym, the Gear Fit 2 is aiming to be your number one fitness companion.The device also aims to encourage sharing your fitness, with Facebook sharing and the option to challenge friends who also have S Health. Now that we’ve run through the features, I want to break the review into the good and the bad. The GOOD: The Fit 2 - whether on a male or female wrist - looks great, is light and unobtrusive. While there’s no doubt that it looks like a fitness tracker, it’s far more subtle than some other designs out there. The screen is bright, with rich colours, and while the resolution is fairly average, it’s only really noticeable when you realise how little of your texts, emails and social media alerts can fit on screen at one time. On that note, the smartwatch-light approach is nicely managed. Text messages give you the option to reply with one of three ‘quick auto responses’. They are pretty useful, though a lot of my friends did start to question why I began replying to them with ‘roger that’, sounding like a World War 1 pilot. Music can be exported directly to the Gear Fit 2’s onboard storage, however as we live in an age where MP3s are becoming a thing of the past this may not be as useful as Samsung hope. I personally stream all my music through Google Play Music, which usually plays second fiddle to Spotify, so I was pleasantly surprised to see the Fit 2 gave me the ability to skip tracks from the watch with ease. Customization options are a nice touch, with a number of free-to-download watch faces available. As with all these things, there are also premium watch faces to buy, if that’s the kind of thing you want to spend your money on. In terms of activities, the watch excelled when hiking; far surpassing previous experiences hiking with a running watch. Everything from the elevation stats to heart rate tracking, followed by the surprisingly detailed summary page upon completion really give the feeling of reward after a particularly taxing hike. Finally, the battery life was certainly acceptable. My previous smartwatch experience with the original Moto360 and its barely-20 hour battery life was thankfully not replicated here. I got between 50 hours while actively tracking hikes and runs, and up to 60 hours use when only tracking general walking. While not remarkable, I never felt cheated when the battery reminder popped up. The BAD Now onto the cons. I should say, while they aren’t plentiful, one in particular for me is a deal breaker. To begin with, the app itself, S Health is, quite simply, cluttered and unintuitive. It feels like the result of dozens of clumsy additions to an aging design that wasn’t built to handle the new features and, in my opinion, feels in dire need of an overhaul. Tracking data, such as runs from previous days is far more fiddly than it should be and after a few weeks have passed, becomes so inaccessible it doesn’t feel worth searching for it. On that note, there’s zero web access, with all data restricted to the app. If Garmin Connect, Google Fit and dozens of alternatives offer it, why not S Health? It just seems ill-conceived as a whole. Beyond issues with the app, the watch has a few annoying quirks, too. Occasionally you’ll check the 24 hour log to find that the watch claims it wasn’t on your wrist for a period of time in which it definitely was. Beyond that, occasionally I’d wake to find the sleep analysis data was blank. It would just ask if I had been asleep for a certain period of time - no reason was given for why this might be the case. Driving with the Gear Fit 2, is frankly a pain. When I’m driving, the last thing I need is for my watch screen to flash on every time I turn the steering wheel because it thinks I’m trying to check the tie. Suffice to say, it’s far more distracting at night. Surely there must be a way to switch the screen’s wrist flick gesture off when the watch detects itself travelling over 30mph. Either way, I have found myself having to switch the wrist gesture off each time I get in the car at night, just to avoid this issue. It’s also worth mentioning that Samsung’s Tizen OS has some performance issues at times - there were a few occasions the watch froze, before finally dragging itself back from the brink seconds before it found itself being thrown out the window. Finally, FINALLY, and this is the dealbreaker for me. I wanted the Fit 2 to replace my old Garmin Forerunner 410 – a 5/6 year old running watch. And despite the fact the Fit 2 has far more sensors, functionality and a nice colour screen, there were a couple of reasons why the Garmin will continue to live on as my primary running watch. The Gear Fit 2 screen ‘times out’ after a certain period. Even if you select ‘always on’, the running stats will time out to a clock display. This means you constantly have to flick your wrist while running to just view your current stats. This wouldn’t be so bad, but with the constant motion while running, the device doesn’t even acknowledge the wrist has been flicked unless you perform a cartoonish exaggerated movement to flip the screen on. Not only that, but the Fit 2 provides each piece of data on its own screen, meaning to find your pace you have to clumsily swipe to the left to bring your stat up, then clumsily swipe back, trying not to accidentally tap the pause button - something that is remarkably easy to do. Compare this to my Garmin Forerunner, that has an always-on screen, with no wrist flicking required, and provides up to three pieces of information on screen at a tie. It knows what runner want t see and when they want to see it; whenever they want. The biggest crime, however, is the degree of inaccuracy with regards to distance covered. I took both my Garmin and the Samsung out for a run, and after covering four miles, discovered the Fit 2 was 0.11 miles behind - which is enough to ruin any training plan. When you’re training for weeks to knock a few seconds off your time, every tenth of a mile counts. Furthermore, when running a Thanksgiving 10k, I checked my pace and saw the time frantically flicking from as low as an impossibly fast 4:00 mile to as high as a 20 minute mile, all while I was running at a steady 7:30 pace. Ultimately as a replacement, the Gear Fit 2 just doesn’t cut the mustard. Despite the fact my Garmin has a screen that would look at home in the early 90s and can take a while to locate itself, the data is solid and the experience while running is hassle-free. As someone who has followed four-month marathon training plans to the letter, and hopes to again in the future sometime, the Gear Fit 2 is too inaccurate and troublesome to take seriously. It is worth stressing, however that if you are more casual in your approach to running, or simply worry less about obsessively checking your current pace, these issues may be of no concern. The term jack of all trades, master of none seems the perfect description for fitness trackers, and the Fit 2 is no different. If you have no specific expectations for the Fit 2, it’s unlikely you’ll find any reason to be disappointed, even considering some of the irritating quirks. Ultimately, at this price point, it’s great value, particularly when you consider a running watch with HRM would be double that and then some. If you want to track your activities, but don’t care about revisiting them at a much later date; if you want to increase your activity levels, but don’t have very specific expectations for it to achieve and if you want basic smartwatch functionality, but don’t care about downloading full-fat smartwatch apps, the Fit 2 is very likely to be the perfect tracker for you.
Good Smart Watch Bad band
I like the watch a lot. However the band comes loose often and falls off. I work in construction and my watch fell off and is now buried under 15 feet of dirt. I did buy another watch but now I use a small rubber band to keep the band from coming undone.
Samsung Gear Fit2 - Get outside!
I've been using the Samsung Gear Fit2 for a little more than 3 weeks, and so far I've been very impressed. I was using an Android Wear device for the last 2 years, and with no new updates planned I was ready for a replacement. Paired with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the S Health app, the Gear Fit2 packs a lot of punch in a tiny package! The 1.5" sAMOLED screen is bright and beautiful, showing workout info, steps, calories burned and bpm. You can also add widgets. Battery life is a little more than 2 days, with all the sensors on. The Gear Fit2 pretty much never leaves my wrist, except to charge, so every other day I wake up, drop it on it's cool magnetic charger, and by the time I'm ready for work it's good for another couple of days. I mainly use the Fit2 for my Cycling and Hiking treks. I love all the information the Gear Fit2 provided after my hike or ride. Distance, a GPS map of where I went, the Weather, and Heart Rate. A lot of info from a little device. A few weeks ago the Fit2 received an update, which will automatically sense a fitness activity, like walking or biking. It will even auto pause when you take a break or stopped at a light. Smart! The Fit2 is also IP68 Water Resistant rated, so when I was out on a winter hike, wearing a lot of layers, the sweat build up did not affect the device. You can record your gym activities and set your reps for lunges, squats, crunches, etc. I love the onboard 4gb of memory to download my music and pairing with a bluetooth headset, allowed me to leave my phone back at the car. At work and on the go it's great that I can receive notifications without having to pull my phone out of my pocket. At night I like the Sleep Tracking and the notification in the morning of how well I've sleep. So far the Gear Fit2 is impressive and inspiring. Makes you want to get outside and get fit! What I like.... *GPS Map of my Cycling and Hiking Treks *Notifications- Texts, Gmail, Outlook *Alarm Reminders *Heart Rate Monitor *Onboard Music Storage *Sleep Tracking *Magnetic Charging Dock *Changing the watchface-there are a lot of cool watchfaces out there. Cons... Only thing I'm skeptical about is the wristband clasp. Though I noticed that are plenty of aftermarket bands out there.
Screen Turning Black
Not even two years old and I don't wear this a lot because I have an S2 as well. I've lost a lot of pixels at the top of the screen. Very disappointed the screen should last longer than this! And the band has been replaced four times; I'm starting to think this is just cheap junk :(
Samsung Gear Fit 2
Design is flewless, good fit.
The downside after using for a couple of weeks, the battery is now is below par . It will work only for a couple of hours or 4 depending on apps being connected. Its not very reasonable to use while outdoor for more than you expect if you dont have any charging station on hand in order to continue using it. Price is expensive.
I love it!
I just my GearFit2 in the mail yesterday! I immediately put it on and started tracking my steps! I am so excited to see how well I actually sleep, because I feel like I'm not getting enough rest! I love this watch/fitness band and am so happy I have it!
Very nice. Love it
I really like my Gear Fit 2. I like how it interacts with my Galaxy S7 and updates my S Health app automatically. The only two downside I see to it are the specialized charger that you have to carry around when you won't be home within a day or two and the strap could be a little more secure sometimes while working out and exercising it will unfasten. Other than those two, awesome device. I love it!
Good intergration with Android phones, Works great with my Samsung Note Edge.
Great product as usual!
I love Samsung but I am not biased...This Gear Fit fits so comfortably and it mimics the smart watch so much that I am pensive about the Gear S3. I love being able to get my messages, calls and other notifications on the Gear Fit2. 4 Thumbs UP!!!