Last week, we reported that the Gear Fit2 Pro with model number SM-R365 surfaced on a blank support page on Samsung’s website. Now, some details of this device have been unraveled by VentureBeat. It appears that the South Korean manufacturing giant is giving some attention to the development of fitness trackers as this will be the third fitness tracker from Samsung.
This device is an upgrade of the Tizen-powered Gear Fit2, however, there are some significant differences between the two.
Unlike the Gear Fit 2, the Gear Fit2 pro is not just IP68 certified, it is built with 5 ATM water resistance, which will allow the band to be fully submerged in water and ensures that tracking can be done even while swimming or sweating heavily.
Another significant addition and one which makes the upcoming band more of a competitor against smartwatches, is music playback. Interestingly, this device supports offline Spotify tracks. Like its predecessor, the Gear Fit2 Pro also includes GPS functionality.
Finally, the silicon band of the Gear Fit2 Pro is more stylish than that of its predecessor. While it offers a premium design with different styling options which are available in black or red, the Fit 2 came with more quiet colours.
As of now, we still do not know much about this device. Its release date and price is unknown and it is not clear if this device will be sold alongside its predecessor or replaces it. Considering the fact that the launch of the expected Galaxy Note 8 is imminent, it would be safe to assume that this device will be released alongside the Note 8 or possibly at IFA 2017.