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.
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
When your devices have connected, an on-screen tutorial will appear on the Gear Fit 2. Follow this tutorial to learn the basic controls.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Please note: you will need to have the Galaxy Wearable app installed and have your devices connected to transfer music from your mobile device
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.