The Gear Fit2 is slim and smart, and deserves to do well in an increasingly crowded fitness band-cum-smartwatch market. It offers all the basics associated with fitness wearables: it tracks your activity (steps and exercises) and sleep, and you can access the nicely crunched data to track your progress both on the device and via an app. It has a heart rate monitor, built-in GPS and music storage, and auto exercise detection that will log things like a run or cycle for you. The inclusion of the heart monitor is great, because it means more accuracy for the calorie burn and other health-related data, but note that, like all wrist-based heart monitors, this is applicable for a given level of accuracy. GPS in the device means you can run without your phone to hand for data collection and you’ll be able to see your pace, route and distance. Another way it’s freed you up from your phone, is the music file storage for up to 500 songs. The device uses a 1.5-inch colour AMOLED touch screen t...

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