How do I use my Gear Fit 2?

The Gear Fit 2 is a fitness band specifically designed to keep up with the most active lifestyle. With built-in GPS the Gear Fit 2 can track your running route, distance, and speed in real time, even when your phone is at home. The Gear Fit 2 will automatically monitor and record your activity, reminding you to stay active and helping you to hit your fitness goals. 

How do I use the Gear Fit 2?
What mobile devices are compatible?

The Gear Fit 2 is compatible with Android devices running Android 4.4 or higher with over 1.5GB of RAM.

 

The Gear Fit 2 is compatible with iOS devices newer than the iPhone 5 running iOS 9.0 and above. 

Please note: the connection to your Gear may be unstable on iPhone 6S and 6S+ devices running iOS 10 or above

Connecting the Gear Fit 2 to a mobile device

Before you can connect your Gear Fit 2 to a mobile device, you will need to download the Galaxy Wearable app (previously called Samsung Gear). You can download the Galaxy Wearable app from the Galaxy Store, the Play Store or the App Store.

1 Press and hold the power button to turn on your Gear Fit 2. It will automatically enter Bluetooth pairing mode
2 Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device
3 Tap Gear Fit2 / Pro. The app will search for nearby devices
4 Tap on your Gear Fit 2
5 A Bluetooth activation request will appear. Tap OK
6 Follow the on-screen instructions to finish connecting to your Gear Fit 2

When your devices have connected, an on-screen tutorial will appear on the Gear Fit 2. Follow this tutorial to learn the basic controls.

Can I use the Gear Fit 2 without a mobile device?

Yes, you can use the Gear Fit 2 without connecting to a mobile device, however some features will not be available. You can set the Gear Fit 2 to be used without a mobile device when you first set it up or after you reset it.

1 Press and hold the power button to turn on your Gear Fit 2
2 Tap Use Gear without phone connection
3 Tap on the language you wish to use
4 Read and agree to the on-screen terms and conditions
5 Follow the on-screen instructions to create a PIN. This PIN will be used when backing up and restoring your data
6 Set the date and time
How do I adjust the strap?

When adjusting the strap, make sure not to fasten it too tightly. If you feel any discomfort while wearing your Gear Fit 2, take it off for a while. Some people may experience discomfort when wearing the Gear for prolonged periods.

1 Place the Gear Fit 2 on your lower arm, just above your wrist. This will allow for the most accurate heart rate readings
2 Fit the strap around your lower arm until the Gear Fit 2 sits flush against your skin
3 Fit the strap around your lower arm. It should be tight enough that the Gear will not move but not so tight that it becomes uncomfortable
4 Insert the pin on one side of the strap into the adjustment hole on the other side of the strap
How do I charge it?

When charging your Gear Fit 2, you should only use Samsung approved chargers, batteries, and cables. The chargers and cables are designed specifically for use with the Gear.

 

Make sure to fully charge the battery if this is the first time you are using the Gear Fit 2 or if it has been unused for an extended period.

1 Connect the charging cable to the USB adaptor plug
2 Connect the USB power plug to a power socket
3 Place your Gear Fit 2 onto the charger dock. The charging terminals should be facing each other
4 Once your Gear Fit 2 is fully charged, disconnect it from the charger dock

Please note: to save energy the charger dock should be unplugged when not in use. The charger dock does not have a power switch so must be unplugged to avoid wasting power

How do I use the Gear Fit 2
How do I monitor my activity?

Your Gear Fit 2 will automatically monitor and record your activities throughout the day, helping to encourage you to stay healthy. Your Gear will automatically recognise that you are exercising after you have been active for 10 minutes. You can also manually set the Gear to record exercise information such as the duration, distance and calories burnt.

1 Tap Exercise on the apps screen of your Gear Fit
2 Tap Activity type
3 Tap on the type of exercise you are going to do
4 Tap Basic workout to exercise without a target or tap target to choose a target
5 If you choose to have a target, use the arrow keys to set the target, then tap the tick
6 Tap Start to begin exercising
7 Swipe the screen to the left or right to view your exercise information
8 To finish exercising, tap the back key, then tap Finish
9 To see more details about your exercise information, swipe up or down on the screen once you've finished your exercise
How do I transfer music to my Gear Fit 2?

Please note: you will need to have the Galaxy Wearable app installed and have your devices connected to transfer music from your mobile device

1 Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device
2 Tap Send music to Gear
3 Tap Select tracks
4 Tap the category for the tracks you want to add
5 Tap on each track that you want to transfer
6 To begin transferring your tracks, tap Done
How do I back up the data stored on my Gear Fit 2?

You can use the Galaxy Wearable app to keep a backup of all the data created and stored on your Gear Fit 2. This will save a copy of the data on your Gear to your mobile device.

1 Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device
2 Tap Settings
3 Tap Back up and restore
4 Tap Back up data
5 Wait for your data to be backed up. The time this takes will depend on how much data you are copying
Can I get additional apps?

Just like a smartphone you can install and customise apps on your Gear Fit 2. This gives you access to loads of new watch faces, as well as handy apps that help you keep on top of your fitness.

1 Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device
2 Tap Samsung Galaxy Apps
3 Tap the app that you want to download
4 Once the app has finished downloading and installing, tap the app to open it
How do I use the Gear Fit 2?
How can I save battery power?

If you're looking to extend or conserve the battery life of your Gear, there are a few different options you can try.

 

  • Switch to sleep mode when you're not using your Gear. You can activate sleep mode by covering the screen with your palm
  • Activate power saving mode
  • Deactivate Wi-Fi when it is not in use
  • Turn down the screen brightness
  • Deactivate the always on feature on your watch
  • Customise your notification settings. You can do this through the Galaxy Wearable app
Is it water resistant?

The Gear Fit 2 has an IP68 water resistance rating. This means that it can withstand dust, dirt and sand and is water resistant in up to 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes.

 

Follow the below to maintain the water and dust resistance for your device.

 

  • Do not submerge the device in water deeper than 1.5m or keep it underwater for more than 30 minutes
  • Do not expose the Gear to water moving with force
  • Dry your hands thoroughly before handling the Gear
  • If your Gear has been in contact with clean water, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth
  • If your Gear has been in contact with liquids other than water, such as salt water, ionised water or alcoholic beverages, rinse it with clean water before drying thoroughly with a soft, clean cloth
  • Be careful not to drop the Gear. Dropping the Gear may damage the water and dust resistant features
  • The touchscreen may not work while the device is underwater
Why is the floor climb count wrong?

The Gear Fit 2 calculates the number of floors climbed as a combination of the number of steps taken and the height change. One floor is calculated as three metres. The floors measured may not be an accurate representation depending on the environment, the user's movement, and the conditions of the building.

 

The floors measurement may also be inaccurate if water or foreign materials enter the point where the body and strap meet. Avoid showering while wearing the Gear. If you notice your floor count is wrong, rinse your Gear with clean water and dry it thoroughly before trying again.

Why are some steps and calories not counted?

The Gear Fit 2 measures your steps by monitoring how it moves while you are walking. It has been specifically designed to count actual steps but can be affected by vibration such as that produced by public transport. The Gear will also be unable to count your steps if your hands are static, such as when you are pushing a shopping trolley, lawn mower or holding onto bicycle handlebars.

 

The calorie counter on your Gear takes your basal metabolic rate (BMR) into consideration based on the information provided in your profile. This means that your burnt calories may not always appear as zero when reset.

Please note: the Gear Fit 2 is intended to assist with fitness and informational purposes only. The Gear is not intended for use in diagnosis of disease or any other conditions 

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

 

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

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