Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro poised to launch with an exciting new form factor and best in class water protection.

While the star of Samsung’s Unpacked event on August 23 will undoubtedly be the Galaxy Note8, the mammoth smartphone is not the only device poised for an unveiling in a little over a week.

First and foremost is the addition of so-called 5 ATM water resistance, which will allow the band to be fully submerged and enables tracking during swimming workouts. The Gear Fit2, by comparison, is IP-68 certified against brief interactions with water, but is not submersible. The Fit2 Pro syncs up with the Speedo On app.

Another addition, one which makes the upcoming band more of a competitor against smartwatches, is music playback — including support for offline Spotify tracks. Like its predecessor, Gear Fit2 Pro also includes GPS functionality.

It wasn’t clear if the Gear Fit2 Pro will serve as a replacement for, or be sold alongside, the current model. Pricing and release details were not mentioned in the training material.

Source: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro: Swim tracking, offline Spotify support, and a more secure clasp