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The Samsung Galaxy Fit 2, the lademo fitness tracker from the Korean tech giant, is the natural successor to lớn the Galaxy Fit, which launched alongside the cheaper Fit e last year.

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The latest Fit bvà sees the price drop from just under $100 for the original Fit, to lớn now sits below $50.

That means Samsung"s fitness tracker sits much closer to feature-packed budget trackers like the Amazfit B& 5 và the Xiaomi Mi B& 5.

While the price has dropped, the feature phối hasn"t. You"re still getting something that offers a mix of fitness tracking and smartwatch features wrapped up in a slim bvà with the promise of long battery life.

It"s good to see Samsung react lớn the competition & make the move to lớn offer more for less. The Galaxy Fit 2 has all the makings of a great cheap fitness tracker.
Price when reviewed:$49.99 Cheông xã price

Does it deliver? We"ve sầu been living with the new Fit khổng lồ see what it"s made of. Here"s our verdict.

Samsung Galaxy Fit 2: Design & screen


Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 key featuresWorks with Android and iOS1.1-inch AMOLED displayWaterproof up khổng lồ 50 metersTracks steps, sleep, bức xúc & heart rateTracks runs, cycling and swimmingView notifications & music controlsAutomatic activity trackingHeart rate monitorUp to 15 days" battery life (typical use) Samsung has largely stuông xã khổng lồ the same formula with the Fit 2, though we think it"s taken a bit more inspiration from the Fit e – & that"s a good move.

You"re getting a slyên ổn silicone bvà available in a blaông xã or scarlet with the tracker và AMOLED screen front & center.

Samsung has ditched the metallic-look case and the physical button from the last Fit, so the screen sits much tighter next to the band. We think it creates a nicer, cleaner look and gives it a protệp tin that makes it almost as slender as the Fitbit Inspire 2.

The silicone has a really nice soft touch feel khổng lồ it, though Samsung retains the odd clasp mechanism from the last Fit where you tuchồng the strap into the inside of the b&. It"s initially a bit fiddly khổng lồ get it on, but crucially it hasn"t budged in our time with it.


Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 (top) và Samsung Galaxy Fit (bottom)

Samsung has grown the screen from 0.95in to a larger 1.1-inch one. It"s still an AMOLED screen – now with a 126 x 294 resolution – & it"s a lovely, bright, vibrant display to lớn view your activity stats.

Samsung makes some of the best smartwatch displays & this is one of the nicest you"ll find on a fitness tracker too.

When you realise what Samsung offered up in the screen department around this price point with the Fit e, the Fit 2 offers a massive step up for slightly more money. It"s also more in line with what the Xiaomi Mi B& 5 và Amazfit Bvà 5 offer on the screen front.


Fitbit Inspire 2 (left) & Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 (right)

In terms of water resistance, you"re getting a fitness tracker that is fit khổng lồ work in water up lớn 50 meters. It"s suitable for swimming & you can shower with it.

That being said, wearing it in the shower does have sầu a habit of accidentally sparking the screen inkhổng lồ life và switching on tracking modes.

Ultimately though, this is a light, comfortable bvà khổng lồ wear during the day và night. It"s got a great display, a high chất lượng bvà and is a nice tracker to have on your wrist.

Samsung Galaxy Fit 2: Fitness tracking


For fitness tracking, you have sầu an accelerometer and a gyroscope sensor khổng lồ track movement like steps, và which are also used for the onboard sports modes.

Like most trackers, that accelerometer is used for enabling automatic sleep monitoring too. You also have an optical heart rate monitor that"s used for continuous monitoring & real-time tracking during exercise.

What you don"t get is any size of GPS support. So nothing built in or even the connected kind that leans on your phone"s GPS signal.

There"s no SpO2 sensor, which we don"t think is a huge deal. What is more disappointing is the lachồng of an altimeter khổng lồ traông chồng elevation like stairs climbed.

From the b&, you can see step counts, current heart rate, most recent sleep logged, distance covered & your resting heart rate data. There"s also the ability to lớn take on the spot găng tay measurements.

So while there"s isn"t anything particularly groundbreaking here, it"s the type of stuff we"d expect to lớn see on a fitness tracker.

Away from the tracker, you"ll need to tải về the Samsung Health phone ứng dụng to dig deeper into your data. It"s here where you can vị things like manually log weight, water, blood pressure & blood oxyren (from a third các buổi party accessory).

From an accuracy point of view, we pitted this against a Polar fitness tracker khổng lồ see how steps, heart rate and sleep stacked up. We also compared those resting heart rate readings to lớn a chest strap monitor.


Step tracking compared: Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 (left) & Polar Vantage V2 fitness tracking (right)

What we found for step counts in general was that the Fit 2 tended khổng lồ post higher step counts, usually as much as 1,000 steps. We never expect the trackers to lớn match identically, but to lớn at least be in the same ballpark. That meant there was generally a big difference in the distance covered.

As far as keeping you motivated lớn keep moving is concerned, you"ll get some idle alerts, but that"s really about it. You miss out the useful suggested exercises you get on Samsung"s smartwatches.

When it"s time for bed, we found it was little more consistent with Polar"s sleep tracking, particularly with detecting sleep duration and sleep breakdown.

On some days though, it recorded 0 minutes of REM sleep, which is data tied to lớn heart rate. So there may have sầu been some issues with the heart rate monitor on those occasions.

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Away from sleep duration and breakdown, you can see sleep efficiency, whether you"re hitting sleep consistency targets, and average sleep, bedtime and wake up times.


Sleep tracking compared: Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 (left & centre) và Polar Vantage V2 (right)

If you"re interested in keeping tabs on your heart rate, you can view real-time readings & your heart rate range for the day. What we found is that those daily average resting heart rate readings và max readings for the day seemed pretty high for us, usually as much as 5-10bpm higher than a Garmin watch we"ve sầu found reliable for daily insights và a chest strap monitor. Live readings could be as much as 100BPM when our actual heart rate sat below 60BPM. That"s while wearing the bvà on its tightest fit option.

So while the execution of the fitness tracking features are done well, ultimately the accuracy just wasn"t there. It performed best for sleep, though step counts và resting heart rate data just didn"t seem quite right for us either.

Samsung Galaxy Fit 2: Sports tracking


The Fit 2 does perform lượt thích a slyên ổn sports watch, though the laông xã of any khung of GPS support means you"re relying on motion sensors khổng lồ accurately track outdoor activities.

There are dedicated modes for running, cycling, pool swimming & a general outdoor workout mode. There"s also automatic workout tracking for five sầu activities.

For running, we took it out on several runs against a dedicated GPS running watch và unsurprisingly found they didn"t match up. It wasn"t as bad as we thought it would be, but it would always under-report distance. Metrics like pace và cadence weren"t hugely off, but clearly that lachồng of GPS shows.


Run tracking compared: Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 (left và centre) & Garmin Forerunner 745 (right)

Moving lớn the pool and initially all seemed to be okay with the Fit 2. It appeared khổng lồ be tracking swims in line with the Polar Vantage V2 và Form Swim Goggles.

When we finished our session though, it had only recorded 11 minutes of a 40-minute swim. We"re not sure why it stopped tracking và wonder whether the water locking mode somehow disabled.


Swlặng tracking compared: Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 (left) and Polar Vantage V2 (right)

If you want that hit of heart rate data during exercise, we"ve found that wasn"t great, even without putting it to lớn the high intensity demo.

On a very steady, slow run for example, the average bpm và max bpm was more than 10BPM off what was recorded on a chest strap monitor. For a more intense running session, that max heart rate crept up khổng lồ 5-6BPM above sầu a chest strap monitor. That"s enough to lớn put you into another heart rate zone.


Heart rate tracking compared: Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 (left & centre) and heart rate monitor chest strap

We also used the Other Workout mode khổng lồ trachồng some indoor running sessions & even then it posted higher average bpm readings & a maximum reading that was noticeably lower than a chest strap.

So unfortunately, it doesn"t quite cut it for us in the sports tracking department.

Samsung Galaxy Fit 2: Smartwatch features


Like most fitness trackers these days, Samsung also tries khổng lồ squeeze in some smartwatch features. The form size of the Fit 2 is always going lớn make some things work better than others. Overall, the smartwatch features that do make the cut, vị a good job.

With notifications, you can swipe right from the main watch screen & see a maximum of four notifications. They"re displayed as ứng dụng icons, which you can tap lớn expand.

You can scroll through entire tweets, though emails will just give sầu you the subject line. You have sầu the ability to respond to lớn notifications for quick replies that can also be customised.

Music controls can be found when you swipe down from that watch face khổng lồ get to the settings. You"ll see current tuy nhiên playing and can skip bachồng or forwards và control volume.

You can also add the music controls as a widget if you don"t want to lớn dig through the settings lớn find them. What is slightly annoying is that it doesn"t appear you can access those music controls during a workout.


There are 12 of those widgets in total và they include things lượt thích weather forecasts, access to your calendar, setting up alarms and a hvà wash timer, which is welcomed given the current situation.

Things you won"t get here that you"ll find on Samsung smartwatches include payments, apps & a music player. Though that"s not massively surprising given the form size and price of this tracker.


If you lượt thích your watch faces, Samsung offers a nice collection of options, whether you want khổng lồ glance at your step counts or you actually want something that just focuses on showing off the time.

It might not be awash with smartwatch features, but what does make the cut worked for us. Notifications don"t feel horribly cramped and watch face tư vấn is solid too. The inability to control music during exercise was disappointing though.

Samsung Galaxy Fit 2: Battery life

The first Galaxy Fit packed a 120mAh battery, which promised seven days of battery life. The Fit 2 promises to go further than that. It"s moved to a bigger 159mAh battery that Samsung says is capable of delivering up to 15 days in typical use và 21 days in low usage.

How Samsung classifies typical usage in very fine print on its website is when you"re not wearing it to traông xã sleep. That low usage battery is based on also turning off heart rate tracking and automatic exercise tracking.

We"d imagine most people will want to lớn track sleep và probably monitor heart rate continuously. That"s how we used it along with turning on notifications, tracking workouts và having the screen at mid brightness cấp độ. What we found is that you"re still going to lớn get that seven days, with room to go further if you"re not tracking exercise every day or continuously monitoring heart rate.

In general it doesn"t drain battery in any really undesirable way and it"s pretty much matching what we"ve sầu seen from other budget trackers at this price point.