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Samsung Gear Fit 2 comes to Canada for $250

After a short waiting period, Samsung's Gear Fit 2 fitness wearable is now available in Canada for $249.99 (opens in new tab).

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.

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Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

  • over price garbage maybe 99.00 at best.
  • Well, your having a good day.... Posted via my Note 5 or iPhone 6s Plus
  • Thanks for knowing absolutely nothing. But keep trying. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oh look,a little Samsung troll.Go play somewhere else,little troll. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Girlfriend loves hers . One of the best fitness watches available to date Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep. I'm glad I pulled the trigger. Haven't looked back. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No way to sync Myfitnesspal. Deal breaker unfortunately as it's an awesome looking fitness tracker Posted via the Android Central App
  • I got over that using RunKeeper as the middle man Posted via the Android Central App
  • Where's the closest Samsung XP store to Winnipeg? Anyone?
  • Amazon Posted via the Android Central App
  • This band has been absolutely awesome in my 5 days of use. The battery life with screen off is ridiculous. It doesn't count my motorcycle ride as counts which AW completely sucked at doing. Sleep function does a great job detecting and workout tracking and heart rate is on point. Sync with RunKeeper that is my middle man for MyFitnessPal. I got over the fact that there's no direct link. I also read using I think Whiting can sync steps into MFP. I haven't enjoyed a good band since the Gen 1 MS band. This has done a great job on all fronts except battery life for Always On Display. One of the best fitness band out IMO. They get MFP sync and this will be perfect. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just wait until my team gets our watch faces through the final stage of approval tonight... Galaxy Apps and the Fit 2 are about to get real! Infinity Watchfaces. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can't wait to see em man. What is the price going to be? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Look forward to them! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know the band is what impressed me so much it just works .fact that I already have the gear S and s2 only reason I'm not getting one for myself but she loves hers . And the battery is Hella good Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep I do notice the always on tends to drain the battery faster. When I turned it off it change dramatically. I'm sure the software update will fix that. I been wearing since 6am with auto heart rate on, Always On off, and notification on and still have 85% battery left. I did a 1:45 min GPS tracking on (most likely thru phone tho) and still had a strong amount of battery left. It just works. Why Tizen has always out did AW. My Huawei has been catching dust for now. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I used one all weekend but returned it yesterday. The visibility outside in the sun was just not good and the font size for notifications was too small for me. It was great for the gym though and streamed music very well.
  • No continues heart rate monitoring during exercise was the deal breaker for me. Other then that I really liked it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • BS. I have continous hr everytime I workout. I even compared it with cycle machine to see its accuracy. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Unless there is some magic setting it did not track my heart rate during a generic workout (tennis). Maybe it does for certain types? It did not display it during the workout and didn't show it in s-health. The only way I could see it was to take it manually on the watch screen and you had to stay still to do it. Now I want to try using running or some other named workout type when playing tennis to see if that triggers it. There are also a couple of reviews out there that says it doesn't have it, so while I appreciate that I could be wrong you can keep the BS comment to yourself. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The general workout shows up on S Health if you have the tab on in S Health. No general workout does not track HR, however running and any other active moving workout does. Considering this just came out and feedback coming in it will be updated with it. Regardless what others say. I have it l, use it and love the graph layout to show my HR ranges. I hiked 5.5 miles and the HR worked consistently. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That is great news, and I'm happy to be wrong. Now to figure out which type of workout I should use when playing Tennis. I'll give it a try and see how it goes.
  • I'm not saying it doesn't have room for improvement, but for what I used it for it worked great. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You used it with a cycle machine. Always on does not work with running as the reader really only works when you are not moving your arms. There is NO WAY it is reading when running. That's been well documented. Therefore this guy/gal has a legit concern. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thanks! I actually wished I was wrong because that is the only thing I'd like it to have. I was hoping to get rid of my chest strap with it (I missed this in my pre-purchase research). I picked up a fitbit blaze that is surprisingly similar to my chest strap (in heart rate) but the lack of smart watch features is kind of a bummer. Plus I'm finding when I'm playing doubles I hit the watch face when signaling my partner (wrist/watchface hits my back) and turns off the tracking. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have hiked. I have have used elliptical run. Cycle. I'm sure a simple update will fix that. But all the workout I do works with constant update and real time graph after work out. And yes it does work with running. So show me where it's "well documented" when I have graphs that show proof of always on and real time tracking. But whatever. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You really are full of hot air. So defensive. Read the AC review if the device and you'll see one of the references to the heart rate monitor. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't have to read the reviews. I'm telling you from my own personal experience. I'm asking you to show me where it's well documented and you say I'm on the defense. So whatever. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol you have such an attitude, right from the beginning. It's not what you're asking, rather how you are presenting yourself. Whatevs. Posted via the Android Central App
  • If you think that's an attitude I feel sorry for you. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Should I get this or MS Band 2. Same price, same features, but which is better?