Leaked Samsung Gear Fit 2 specs point to a powerful wearable

Waterproofing, heart rate sensing and more

Samsung's holding a media event in New York tomorrow, and we're all expecting the Gear Fit 2 to be unveiled - the follow-up to the original fitness tracker the company launched back in 2014, and which we kind of liked.

Well - spoiler alert - the specs for the new wearable have now leaked onto the web, courtesy of SamMobile. The device will come running Samsung's own Tizen 2.3 software and has a built-in heart rate monitor and GPS module.

That means you'll be able to track your runs without a connected phone, of course, and the reported 200mAh battery should be enough to keep you going for a good few hours. The IP68 rating means the band will be able to stand being submerged in up to 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes.

No surprises please

SamMobile also says the Gear Fit 2 will have a 1.55-inch, 216 x 432 pixel AMOLED display, a Samsung 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM and 2GB of internal storage so you can sync your early morning jog playlists to your wrist.

Based on the leaked renders and photos we've seen (the pic above is courtesy of the ever-reliable @evleaks), Samsung hasn't messed around with the design of the Gear Fit 2 too much, and it looks largely like its predecessor.

The only remaining questions are when it's going to go on sale and how much it's going to cost (the first Fit sold for $199/£180 or around AU$275). We should know more tomorrow by the end of the Samsung event and of course we'll keep you updated as the announcements are made.

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