Samsung’s next-gen fitness band may arrive sooner than expected – as soon as next month. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 is spearheaded by SVP Rhee In-jong, who also leads Samsung Pay.
The new band will add GPS to existing formula as well as the bio-processor Samsung announced late last year. The processor goes beyond the usual heart rate tracking, it promises to measure body fat and skeletal muscle mass. It’s questionable how accurate those measurements will be, but the GPS will definitely improve run and biking tracking.
The Gear Fit 2 will use an updated 1.84″ Super AMOLED screen that will be curved more than its predecessor for better ergonomics. It also appears wider, which could improve the UI (narrow screens are limiting).