This tracker wraps solid basic fitness and some useful smartwatch features into an attractive, sporty look. There's definitely question marks over accuracy, particularly heart rate. If you want a cheap fitness tracker with a nice screen and good battery life, there's plenty to like here, but there's plenty to like elsewhere too is the problem.
If you want a cheap fitness tracker to do the basics, something like the Huawei Band 4 Pro will do a better job for the same money thanks to its built-in GPS and an altimeter. Alternatively, if you’re after a slicker experience, both on your wrist and in the accompanying mobile app, Fitbit’s Inspire 2 is well worth considering, even if it does cost a bit more.
The Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 feels like a more polished effort than the last Fit and is definitely one of the nicest-looking cheap fitness trackers you can put on your wrist right now. It largely delivers on those tracking basics too, but comes unstuck when you turn to it for monitoring heart rate and tracking exercise. If you’re happy just dealing with those basics and a smattering of smartwatch features, you’ll be well served here. The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 though will likely offer you better value while Fitbit’s cheapest tracker will offer a more reliable tracking experience too.
We applaud Samsung for taking the original Galaxy Fit, streamlining the look and bringing the price point down to make it much better value for money. As a fitness tracker though it let us down a little on the step and heart rate tracking. There were accuracy issues with sports tracking too. We like the design, the smartwatch features work well and there is a good fitness tracker here. It's just when it tries to go beyond that it comes unstuck. It's a good budget tracker and a good alternative to Xiaomi and Amazfit's Bands if you want something that feels and looks nicer to wear.
In the category of simple fitness bands, which includes Samsung's Galaxy Fit2, 50 Euros (~$61) is still a lot. The RRP for the similarly equipped Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is 39 Euros (~$47, the market price approximately 34 Euros/~$41). But if you look at the two displays in a direct comparison, the very good readability of the sharper Galaxy display explains the additional price.