The band, which we really liked for its excellent screen and comprehensive feature set, is a follow-up to the original Gear Fit released in 2014, and takes a number of design cues from its smartwatch sibling, the Gear S2. Says Samsung Canada:
Designed for Canadians who are passionate about their personal health and fitness, the Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX elevate existing routines and blend fitness with fun, whether they are training for a marathon or taking daily stroll. The Gear Fit2 features an embedded GPS and heart rate monitor (HRM) that offer accurate and robust fitness tracking and measurement no matter the activity, while providing instant feedback on the workout.
The Gear S2 is currently only available in Samsung's five Experience Stores sprinkled throughout the country — in black, blue, and pink — and will launch more widely in Q3 of this year.
The company also announced the impending availability of its Icon X smart earbuds, which will also be available in Q3 at Canadian retailers.