Test: Samsung Gear Fit 2

How to understand Samsung Gear Fit 2 probably depends on whether you see it as a smartwatch or an activity bracelet.

Activity bands and smartklockorna is counted as two product categories. The former comes from the sports world and has attached itself to the cell phone of relying on its screen and gps. The latter is operated by the mobile world’s desire to sell more widgets, with envious glances at activity arm band success compared to the hunt on the raison to be as a smartklockan fight with.

At this point, then, is the overlap in function between the two very large. Most smartklockor can measure fitness activity at least as good as the activity bands, while the latter, of course, can display the time and, in addition, receive alerts from your phone, and it has yet to prove whether smartklockan has another role to play than just as a training tool and alerts.

It is in the midst of this grey area that Samsung Gear Fit 2 seats.Basically, Samsung has taken his time platform, based on the operating system Tizen, they use in the Gear’s and modified slightly so that the device looks like and acts like an activity bracelet. As such, it is one of the coolest and most advanced on the market, but with some key disadvantages. Or we see it as a cheap slim smartwatch, who may or may not deliver exactly what you want out of it.

 

As task bracelet measuring Gear Fit 2 steps, the number of floors you gone up, calories burned, sleep and resting heart rate. It can automatically detect certain types of cardio training, and you can also manually switch on a workout, and will then receive continuous heart rate during exercise. Saves the heart rate values seem reasonable, while the number of steps in a day will be somewhat on the low side compared to my reliable Fitbit. Sleep is as usual for activity bracelet a highest theoretical measurement, where you are considered to be in deep sleep if you lie very still and try to fall asleep for two hours.

Compared to other task bracelets have Gear Fit 2 the coolest screen you’ve seen, big, high resolution and curved, and also with a touch that react without delay.

The big screen and pekstyrningen makes it possible to present and control very much information directly on the Gear Fit 2’s own screen, without having to open any app on your phone. The standardapparna can be controlled directly in the band, and screen shape makes it comfortable to use.

Samsung wants you to install a whole bunch of apps and drivers, which in and of itself is a boost compared with when Samsung’s Gear units worked only to selected Samsung models. Once you’ve done that, you’ll get alerts to the bracelet in the form of vibrations, and you can open and read the alerts on the bracelet. Some, such as text messages, you can give the completed response of type “OK”, “Yes” and “thank you” to directly from the watch.

Sometimes vibrates the bracelet without alerts, and it’s not always clear why. Different types of vibration means different things, and I think I have learned that one of the unknown vibrations is that I’ve moved away from the cell phone, which of course is good to know, but then you would like to have an explanatory message on the screen also. Another feature, which is good, but as the band undersäljer with a svårtydbar vibration and a cryptic symbol on the screen is the option to remind you to move around a bit every hour.

Rival Fitbit Charge 2, which admittedly is not as flashy, has an advantage both in accuracy and in the ergonomics of reminders to move.

It is good that the screen on Samsung Gear Fit 2 provides as good an overview of mobile, systerappen, S Health, is really messy and difficult to understand, and I have a hard time from the General get some picture of my exercise activity.

Screen of Gear Fit 2 lights up automatically when you hold it up to the face, which, as usual, it works sometimes but not always, and turns off when you cover over it, for example with a sweater. You can also choose to time is always displayed, which should go to make power-saving on a Oledskärm like this but nevertheless almost halves the battery life.

And the battery life is the biggest weakness of Gear Fit 2 as task bracelet considered. Where competitors even at worst survive nearly a week between charges do not Gear Fit 2 full two days. In practice, you need to charge it for more than an hour a day, which of course is highly restrictive for something you are supposed to wear day and night.

If we, on the other hand, change perspective and think us Gear Fit 2 like a smartwatch so are two-day battery life if not okay so at least in the context of the normal. The price tag of just over 2000 dollars is then quite attractive (while the beats in the roof for the price range of the activity arm band), and the format and weight is unusually flexible.

But are you going to count it as a smartwatch, you should also be able to install apps on it. It allows you to Gear Fit 2, at least in theory. When it comes to klockappar try the Samsung drive its own ecosystem separate from Apple and Android Wears, based on the operating system Tizen. Where to compete for third place among the developers ‘ interest with Pebble. Gear Fit is also a niche within the niche.

Selection of apps to Gear Fit 2 is opaquet, mainly because Samsung’s Galaxy Apps for installing apps completely ignores in the overview. In addition to clock faces, a short list of Samsung’s recommended apps and top list with mostly dials is the only trial and error search tool.

Apputbudet is basic, but not non-existent. Unfortunately it is a bit si and so with appkvaliteten also. I try, for example, a motionsapp that will count the number of repetitions in different strength exercises. A really useful feature, but unfortunately it turns out the precision to be miserable.

Another annoying detail is that as soon as the screen goes into sleep mode, it returns Gear Fit 2 to dial when it starts up again, and then I have to browse for my sports app from app list each time. I can what I understand nor get the app to put himself among the views I can scroll between by swiping left or right.

The app also need pan on the screen, and maybe the problem is that I installed an app that is adapted for Gear’s series and not Gear Fit?And why capable Samsung not to enter it?

 

Then there is the question of what apps can bring more generally on a watch. There are very few tasks that can be run from a screen that does not eventually go faster by taking the extra seconds to haul up your phone and turn it on. If you become resigned to the fact that smartklockan would never be more than a quick shortcut to alerts and a sporthjälpmedel’s Gear Fit 2 a both good and economical solution.

A feature that smartklockan usually rely on in search of its raison d’etre, is the ability to log run and serve the music without having to bring your cell phone. Still entirely within sports domains, but still. These points can Gear Fit 2 tick by. It features gps and storage memory for music, as well as the opportunity to pair the headset with the bracelet without a cell phone. To transfer music files from your phone to the Gear Fit 2 go really smoothly with Samsung’s Gear-app, to pair the headset was a more difficult function to find, but works well once you done it. Jogging round gets neatly logged on the map even without the mobile phone is with.

The elephant in the room here is that it is not that we listen to music anymore, we use streaming services. A Spotify app that could transfer and play your cached playlists would be a totally different thing, but someone there is neither to Gear Fit 2 or any other smartwatch. But if you are now using music files so it is nice to actually be able to leave the cell phone at home.

If you are insensitive to price or battery life, this is one of the best activity arm band you can get your hands on. Are you curious about a smartwatch but do not want to burn a fortune on something which is lying in the drawer’s Gear Fit 2 is also a good option. You don’t want to have to reload your bracelet a day, or use your watch to other than exercise and alerts, there are better options.

 

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