Verizon Wireless customers are the best in the market, with Verizon being one of the very best US carriers with great coverage and reliable service. Big Red now has in stock the Gear Fit2, a device released by Samsung, that sheds light on all the hints and rumors we'd heard about the device over the last several weeks. Verizon's announcement comes after the Gear Fit2 pre-order period in which Samsung dropped the price of the device by $20 (from $199 to $179) for early backers.
You've likely seen our coverage of the Gear Fit2 announcement, so you know that the device is an update to the first-generation Gear Fit launched alongside the Galaxy S5 back in 2014. The Gear Fit was ahead of its time in that it was the first fitness band to feature a curved, AMOLED display (you could say this is one of Samsung's earlier flirts with its futuristic, curved designs in its mobile devices). In fact, the Korean giant launched the Galaxy Note Edge later in 2014, and the device had a single-curved edge on the display, unlike the Galaxy Note 7 that'll be announced tomorrow with a dual-edge curved display (the Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S7 edge count here, too).
What most have failed to shed light on is the nature of the bioprocessor. We can point out the curved AMOLED display with its vivid colors and battery-saving capabilities, as well as the fact that the device fits like a dream around your wrist (it does), but the bioprocessor is one of the coolest things about the Gear Fit2. You see, the bioprocessor rumored for the device is said to be able to record more health data than any fitness wearable on the market currently. Samsung's Gear Fit2 is said to "track cycling, hiking, lunges, crunches and other activities," according to the Verizon announcement. The bioprocessor was designed specifically for the Gear Fit2 to track these unique activities that aren't tracked with normal Qualcomm processors for fitness bands (of course, we never know what Qualcomm has in store for consumers in the Snapdragon Wear 2100) .
The Gear Fit2 features the same curved Super AMOLED display we've seen before with a brighter screen resolution, alongside of IP68 water and dust resistance, running Samsung's own bioprocessor (as we've detailed above) and the company's homegrown Tizen OS. Android smartphone users with a smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher can sync the Gear Fit2 with their handset.
Right now, you can pick up the Gear Fit2 for $179.99 at the nation's most reliable wireless carrier. If you want Samsung's latest on your wrist, head on over to verizonwireless.com for more details, or select the first link above that features the word "Verizon."
Have you picked up the Gear Fit2 yet? Love it so far? How are you using it? Is this your first Gear Fit from Samsung? We'd love to hear your thoughts.