One of Samsung's new fitness trackers, the Gear Fit2 Pro, has gotten a new ad spot that is now being shown on YouTube and it's titled "How to come out one stroke ahead", and as you'd expect, it's highlighting Samsung's swim tracking feature that is part of the Gear Fit2 Pro – it's also in the new Gear Sport. This short 30-second clip shows a swimmer doing a lap and then checking his stats on his Gear Fit2 Pro. It's a simple clip, but it does exactly what Samsung wanted it to do, which was to showcase the fact that not only is the Gear Fit2 Pro completely waterproof, but it is also able to track your swimming.
The Gear Fit2 Pro is a slight upgrade to the Gear Fit2 that the company debuted last year. One of its main features is actually the fact that it can track your swimming, which is something Samsung is touting pretty heavily. On the market right now, there are only a few fitness trackers that can track your swimming, which is why Samsung is bragging about it so much right now. The Fitbit Flex 2 and Ionic are the only others available for swim tracking right now, and the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro comes right in the middle of the two, price-wise. It's available for $199, although right now many retailers are selling it for $169. The Gear Fit2 Pro does also have built-in GPS allowing runners to map their run without their smartphone. There is also about 4GB of on-board space, to store music and such on the device, which means you can leave your phone at home entirely.
Samsung's Gear Fit2 Pro is available now, and it does work with all Android devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and later, as well as iOS devices running iOS and later. Obviously you'll get a better experience on Android where the S Health app is available, and an even better experience on a Samsung device, but it is good to see it compatible with basically every smartphone on the market. Samsung offers the Gear Fit2 Pro in black and red (with the red really just being the inside portion of the band) and you can purchase it from the link below.