Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker lets you listen to Spotify without your phone

Samsung just announced the Gear Sport and Icon X 2018 at IFA 2017, but it may be the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro that steals the show as it’s the first fitness tracker on the market to feature offline Spotify support.

You’ll be able to store up to 500 songs from Spotify on the fitness tracker and with built-in GPS it means you can head out for a run and still listen to your music without your phone.

Offline Spotify support isn’t available on any other fitness tracker or smartwatch right now - apart from the newly launched Gear Sport - so this is a huge deal if Spotify playlists are your usual way of listening to music.

The Gear Fit 2 Pro largely looks the same as the Gear Fit 2 with a long curved 1.5-inch AMOLED display. It has a resolution of 216 x 432 which equals 310 ppi, similar to the sharp screen on the Gear Fit 2.

You also have the choice of a blue tracker or a black one with a red interior design. Depending on the size of your wrist, you’ll have the choice of a small (wrists of 125 to 165mm) or large (158 to 205mm).

Goodbye MP3s

There’s a dual-core 1GHz chipset doing the work behind the scenes here paired with 512MB of RAM. There’s 4GB of internal memory, but we can safely assume most of that will be used for saving songs from Spotify.

The battery is a 200mAh cell and if it’s anything like the original Gear Fit 2 should last around two days, unless you’re using the built-in GPS and then it’ll likely go down a lot quicker.

There’s a heart rate tracker built-in and it runs Tizen software, so you can expect all of the features we saw on the original Gear Fit 2 to be available here.

It’ll be compatible with any Samsung Galaxy phone that’s running Android 4.3 or later, or any other Android device that’s running Android 4.4. If you have an iPhone, it’ll also be compatible if your phone is running anything from iOS 9 upward.

We don’t know pricing or release date details for the Gear Fit 2 Pro yet, but we hope to get word on both of those topics very soon. Be sure to read our hands on Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro review as well as those for the Gear Sport and new Samsung earbuds called the Icon X 2018.

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