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Samsung Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro are ready for a swim

Samsung's latest fitness trackers add 50 meter water resistance.

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The Gear Fit 2 Pro, coming Sept. 15, is an enhanced version of last year's Gear Fit 2.

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It's compact, with a curved screen.

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A new watch buckle strap keeps it on better.

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Best of all, it's water resistant to 50 meters (5 ATM).

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Onboard GPS is also new.

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Samsung claims improved heart rate tracking, too.

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4GB of storage can hold music, including offline downloading of Spotify playlists.

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The deep interface and features give it a smartwatch-like feel.

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The Gear Fit 2 Pro costs $200, but its feature set could warrant the price.

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A new Speedo app can track swimming.

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The Gear Fit 2 Pro also works with Endomondo, Under Armour's UA Record, MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness.

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The Samsung Gear Sport is the 2017 update to Samsung's smartwatch line, tuned to fitness.

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Onboard Samsung Pay via NFC can make payments, but there's no longer MST support for swipe-to-pay credit card terminal payments.

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A rotating bezel, one of the Gear S2 and S3's greatest design perks, remains.

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The new watches are smaller than last year's S3, with 20mm straps.

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Onboard GPS and heart rate tracking promise improved performance.

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The Gear Sport is also 50 meter water-resistant for swimming.

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The Apple Watch next to the Gear Sport: The smaller 42mm size is pretty compact.

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It should fit more wrists.

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The Gear Sport comes in blue or black, and supports sleek new bands.

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A look at Gear S3 watches (left, middle) and the Gear Sport from the back.

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A new Speedo app can track swimming.

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App layouts look sharp.

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The Gear S3 (left, middle) compared to the Gear Sport. The new watch is definitely smaller.

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Heart rate tracking accuracy is meant to be improved.

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Like other Gear S3 watches, this one can link to incoming calls via Bluetooth.

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Music support improvements could be a big plus. Onboard music storage (4GB) now supports Spotify offline downloads, too.

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The Gear Sport works with both Android phones and the iPhone, but app support may vary between platforms.

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Exercise modes promise better automatic activity detection.

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Like the Gear Fit 2 Pro, the Gear Sport supports a variety of fitness apps including UA Record. But it also works with Samsung's Tizen watch app store.

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Samsung's Gear apps and watch faces are often well designed. Will there be enough to satisfy?

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Stay tuned for reviews when we have both devices.

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