Earlier today we reported on a firmware / software update for the Gear Fit2 fitness tracker that will start rolling out from November 23. Now Samsung have released some further details on what enhancements our 'keep fit' readers can look forward to. Users will receive a notification about the update on their smartphone which can then be flashed on to the Gear Fit 2 via the Samsung Gear app.
'Auto Pause’ Exercise
The Auto Pause feature update makes one less but crucial task for you to worry about while you are commited in your intense workout session. The new update enables the Gear Fit 2 to automatically detect breaks that the users take during their workout and also resumes tracking the session when you do so.
Automated Dynamic Workout Tracking
Samsung has also pushed in algorithms to track more activities like basketball, table tennis, badminton, dancing and football. The Gear Fit 2 hence expands its list of activities capable of tracking which previously included running, walking and elliptical and rowing session. The Gear Fit 2 registers these activities as 'Dynamic Workout' when users are engaged in them for more than minutes.
Streamlined Sets for Indoor Activities
The new update also enables the Gear Fit 2 to register basic repetitive exercises such as crunches, squats, star jumps and lunges. Users can feed in their desired number of sets and reps and then the Gear Fit 2 will keep a count of it. The Gear Fit 2 will also notify users after completion of a set and even advice on the break duration to be taken before starting the next set. Which kind of sounds like a virtual trainor on your wrist.
|Samsung Gear Fit2 Specs|
|Display||1.5”, Curved Super AMOLED 216 x 432|
|Chipset||Dual Core (1 GHz)|
|Memory||512 MB (RAM) / 4 GB Storage|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® v 4.2|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyro, HRM, Built-in GPS, Barometer|
|Dimension||24.5 (W) x 51.2 (D) mm|
|Compatibility||Android 4.4/ RAM 1.5 GB|
|Additional Features||Notifications (SNS, call, email, applications, schedule)|
|Black, blue and pink|
|Small (Size of the wrist: 125 ~ 170mm)|
Large (Size of the wrist: 155 ~ 210mm)
|IP68 certified (up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5m of water)|
|Standalone music player|
|Audio||Audio formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, M4A, AMR, AWB, OGG, OGA, 3GA|