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Samsung Gear Fit 2

Samsung Gear Fit 2

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

With the Gear Fit 2, Samsung has succeeded in making a capable and stylish fitness tracker. But it also doesn't do anything significantly better or differently than the competition.

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Pros
  • Stylish and comfortable design
  • Accurate activity tracking
  • Built-in GPS and step tracking
  • Automatic workout logging
Cons
  • Android-only at the moment
  • Samsung's health apps aren't as robust as others
80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
70
Wareable
Samsung Gear Fit2 is a solid option for the price of everything you’d want in a beefed up fitness tracker or watered down smartwatch. Just don't expect it to replace the more robust wearables out there, as it can't track everything for those hardcore workouts.
 
80
TechRadar
With the Gear Fit 2 Samsung has made hefty changes to its wearable line both inside and out, and the result is an Android-friendly device that does a whole lot for your money.
 
80
TrustedReviews
The Samsung Gear Fit2 offers a great mix of fitness tracking and smartwatch smarts.
 
70
CNET
The Gear Fit 2 is a great-looking feature-packed fitness band, but its design isn't always perfect for hardcore workout warriors.
 
80
The Verge
The only reasons why I wouldn’t call it best-in-class are the inconsistent battery life, its barely-visible display outdoors, and the fact that it only works with Android phones ... But if those things aren’t deal-breakers for you, then the Gear Fit 2 is a strong choice.
 
80
Ars Technica
While it's not the most attractive device, its clock and smart notifications are enough to keep it on your wrist all day. Otherwise, its main purpose is to be a comprehensive fitness device, and it achieves that.
 
70
Android Authority
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 is a proper evolution of Samsung’s fitness tracker - and, in conjunction, their S Health tracking system. However, it doesn’t do enough to replace more focused trackers that fitness enthusiasts may already wear.
 
80
Digital Trends
Smarter and sleeker than a Fitbit, Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 is our favorite fitness tracker.
 
80
PC Mag
With some solid improvements over its predecessor, the Samsung Gear Fit2 is a powerful fitness tracker and a fairly functional smartwatch.
 
80
DroidLife
I didn’t think I would ever end up saying this about a Samsung Gear Fit device, but the Gear Fit 2 seems like a no-brainer recommendation ... It pretty much does it all as a fitness tracker, plus it has GPS, a bit of smarts for notifications, looks great, and costs just $179.