I was interested in the Samsung Gear Fit 2 (Pro), as this is a "relatively" affordable (around 120 &euro tracker with 216 x 432 pixel AMOLED display (24-bit color), WiFi, GPS and all. It has 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of Flash and runs Tizen-OS.
What got me interested is the fact, that you can write your own programs/apps for this thing – natively in C(++) or whichever language you like (they have an SDK and development tools with visual GUI creating, etc.).
Hence, I asked Samsung support about my "minimal features". Here's the reply (only the interesting bits):
I understand that you want to get a stand alone fitness tracker that does not rely on a smart phone.
I find the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro from my resources that it still needs to have the phone near it using a Bluetooth connection.
Health management apps
[he then lists various Android apps which can connect to that device via Bluetooth]
I would recommend the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4G, Available on EE, this is a stand alone Gear that could help your tracking of your HR.
Freedom from your phone, With the Galaxy Watch 4G¹, connected exclusively on EE, you’re free to roam without your smartphone, while still staying connected to everything love. Take calls, receive messages and get notifications using the same number and data plan as your phone. It’s all there, right on your wrist.
Track health monitoring
Track your heart rate while out for a run, following your route using the built-in GPS, and manage your health stats, nutritional goals and the calories you’re burning. And of course it syncs seamlessly to Samsung Health across all your devices.
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Thanks, but no thanks!
Allegedly, there is an app called "Heart Rate Graphic" by Igor Cherneyshov, which can do this. I cannot access the Gear store from a browser. I didn't find this app anywhere (without having a Gear). According to a forum post from 21. July 2018, this app it's free:
"Heart Rate Graphic" by Igor Cherneyshov is well worth installing on your gear watch. It's even free.
Otherwise, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro would sound like a good deal...
Post was last edited on November 23, 2018 12:32 AM PST