The Gear Fit2 Pro was one of the least surprising product launches at IFA 2017, heavily leaked before its official unveiling on 30 August. Now in October, the new fitness band is expected to go on sale later this week.

As we expected it's a waterproof (to 50m) fitness band with a curved AMOLED display, which comes in black or red.

Samsung has partnered with various companies for the new device, including UnderArmor and Spotify, the latter allowing you to download and enjoy music on the Gear Fit2 Pro even when you don't have your phone with you.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

The most exciting partnership, though, is with Speedo. This Gear Fit2 Pro and the also announced Gear Sport smartwatch will be the first wearable devices to run Speedo's app.

The app can monitor your stroke, lap times and lap count, helping you work toward personal goals and notifying you of personal bests. You can also use the app to compete with other users and share workouts.

The Gear Fit2 Pro is a GPS sports band with a built-in heart-rate monitor that ties in to Samsung Health. Running Tizen OS it is compatible with all Android 4.4+ phones and recent iPhones running iOS 9+, and comes in two sizes.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

When is the Gear Fit2 Pro release date?

The Gear Fit2 Pro will be available from Thursday 26 October 2017.

How much does the Gear Fit2 Pro cost?

Expect to pay up to £209 for the Gear Fit2 Pro, which is the RRP set by Samsung.

Gear Fit2 Pro specifications

Colours: Black, Red

Display: 1.5in Curved Super AMOLED (216x432, 310ppi), Gorilla Glass 3

Processor: Dual-core 1GHz

RAM: 512MB

Storage: 4GB

Operating system: Tizen

Strap: Small (Size of the wrist: 125~165mm), Large (Size of the wrist: 158~205mm)  

Waterproofing: 5 ATM (50m) water-resistance MIL STD 810G  

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS

Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM

Battery: 200mAh, Pogo charging

Dimensions: 25x51.3mm

Weight: 34g (Large), 33g (Small)  

Compatibility: Samsung Galaxy phones running Android 4.3+, other Android phones running 4.4+, iPhone 5+ running iOS 9

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