Alongside the Galaxy Tab A7, and the wireless charging trio, Samsung has unveiled its latest fitness tracker: Galaxy fit 2. It enjoys an increase in its battery life over its predecessor, with a battery life of over two weeks.
Last month, the Galaxy Watch 3 was released by Samsung in an attempt to keep it relevant in the smart watch industry. Likewise, Samsung expects that the Galaxy fit 2—an upgraded version of the Galaxy Fit and Fit-e, which were release in the February of last year—will keep them relevant in the fitness band industry.
What is new in Galaxy Fit 2?
The major upgrade in the new Galaxy Fit 2 is its battery. It boasts its159 mAh battery, that can run the device up to 15 days on a single full charge. This time can be extended to 21 days with limited functionality. This makes the Galaxy Fit 2 a perfect “Fit” for those who do not want to charge their device too often. In contrast, the Galaxy Fit and the Fit-e can only last up to a week.
Additionally, the Fit 2 gets a larger display than its predecessors. It enjoys a 1.1 inch 3-D glass AMOLED screen with more than 70 face options. In contrast, Galaxy Fit has a 0.95-inch display, while the Fit-e has only a 0.74-inch PMOLED screen.
Not everything is upgraded in the new Galaxy Fit 2. There are some downgrades. For instance, Fit 2 has a plastic body with silicone straps, unlike the Galaxy Fit, which had a little bit of metal to make it look premium. Moreover, the Galaxy Fit 2 has an IP68 water resistance rating, whereas the Galaxy fit was rated at 5 ATM.
The Galaxy Fit 2 weighs only 21 grams and is compatible with android 5.0 and newer versions—with at least 1.5 GB ram— and iPhone 7 and above.
Not much is changing, and upgrades are not something to be excited about. This is mainly because Samsung wants to provide the device at a cheaper price.