The Gear Fit2 Pro is an improvement over the Fit2, but not a huge one. The strengths of the Fit2 are still the strengths of the Pro, the weaknesses of the Fit2 are still the weaknesses of the Pro. There are only two exceptions: Spotify offline playback and swimming. If neither of those things interest you, the Fit2 might be the better – and more affordable – device.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro arrives at a weird time. It’s an upgrade to the Gear Fit2 but entering a world where fitness trackers are seemingly losing steam to more capable smartwatches, which are getting better at, and focusing more on, health and activity tracking.
Both Garmin and Fitbit are doing this, with Garmin edging more towards the smartwatch end of the spectrum with the Vivoactive 3, and Fitbit recently launching the Fitbit Ionic, its first official smartwatch.
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