How to Set Up a Samsung Gear Fit2 Fitness Tracker

Introduction

This will guide you through the basic setup of your new Samsung Gear Fit2 Smart Fitness Band.

Samsung Gear Fit2

1 Charge

  1. Plug the included charging dock into an electrical outlet.
  2. Place your fitness band on the dock so the 4 charging terminals on the back touch the 4 charging terminals on the dock.
    Diagram detailing the charing terminals on back of the watchface
    diagram detailing the charging terminals on the dock
    diagram of watch sitting on charger dock

2 Device Check

The Samsung Gear Fit2 Smart Fitness Band can be used independently, but its full power is unlocked when paired to your smartphone.

First, make sure your Samsung Gear Fit2 is turned on.

Push and hold the Home key for a few seconds, the screen will light up.
Diagram of smartwatch with buttons described

? What device will you be pairing your Gear Fit 2 with?

  1. Android Smartphone
  2. iOS Smartphone
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This will guide you through the basic setup of your new Samsung Gear Fit2 Smart Fitness Band.

Samsung Gear Fit2

  1. Plug the included charging dock into an electrical outlet.
  2. Place your fitness band on the dock so the 4 charging terminals on the back touch the 4 charging terminals on the dock.
    Diagram detailing the charing terminals on back of the watchface
    diagram detailing the charging terminals on the dock
    diagram of watch sitting on charger dock

The Samsung Gear Fit2 Smart Fitness Band can be used independently, but its full power is unlocked when paired to your smartphone.

First, make sure your Samsung Gear Fit2 is turned on.

Push and hold the Home key for a few seconds, the screen will light up.
Diagram of smartwatch with buttons described

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Swipe down
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to enable it.
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
  1. Launch the Play Store.
     
    play store icon

  2. Search for "samsung gear" using the search box located at the top.
  3. Touch the magnifying glass on the on-screen keyboard to search.
    android on-screen keyboard with search button highlighted

  4. Make sure the app you select is provided by Samsung Electronics and not a third party. Tap Install.
    Gear Android Store page with install button highlighted
      
  5. Tap Open.
    gear android stoe page with open button highlighted

     
  1. Turn on your Samsung Gear Fit2 and bring it within 10 feet of your smartphone.
  2. Open the Samsung Gear app on your smartphone.
    Phone screen with Samsung Gear app icon

  3. Tap on Connect to Gear.
    Mobile app welcome screen

  4. Confirm that the passkey displayed on your smartphone and the one displayed on the Gear Fit 2 match. Then, tap on OK.
    Mobile app Bluetooth pairing request screen

  5. Check the boxes to agree with the terms and features then tap on Next.
    Mobile app Terms and Conditions screen

  6. Tap on Sign In to login to your Samsung account to be able to sync your data. If you don't have an account yet, follow the instructions to create one and fill in your required details.
    Mobile app sign in screen
  • The 2 physical buttons on the right side of the device provide a convenient way to return one screen back from where you are now, or jump right back to the home screen.
    Diagram of smartwatch with back and home key highlighted

  • Covering the screen with your hand will allow you to turn off the screen instantly, to save battery life. To turn the screen on, push the Home or Back buttons.
  • On the back of your device, you'll find the heart rate monitor in the center, and the 4 charging terminals.
    Diagram of back of smartwatch with charging terminals and heart rate sensor highlighted

Home Screen

The Watch screen shows the time, your step count, and calories burned by default. You can change the watch face by pressing and holding the watch screen, then tap Stylize.
Samsung Gear Fit2 smartwatch home screen

  • Push the Home button to access your apps screen.

Exercise

This app will let you choose your activity type, and log your exercise.

  1. Tap Start to begin monitoring.
  2. Push the Back button to pause and resume monitoring.
  3. Push Back, then tap Finish to stop monitoring.

Widgets

Widgets let you quickly and easily access some limited functionality of your fitness tracker, such as a simple way to check your heart rate.

  1. Swipe left through your current widgets.
    Example of different watch screens available
  2. Swipe right from the home screen to add a new widget.
    add widget screen
  3. To delete a widget, find it, then tap and hold on the screen, then tap Delete.

Status Panel

To access the status panel, swipe down from the top edge.
status panel

  • Here, you'll see the simple status bar showing if your watch is connected via Bluetooth or WiFi, and the battery charge.
  • You can adjust how bright the display is by tapping the icon on the left.
  • You can enable Do Not Disturb mode, muting your fitness tracker and phone with the button on the right.
  • You'll also find fast access to control the music from your phone.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Ensure that the Bluetooth toggle is in the On position.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  1. Open the App Store.
    app store icon

  2. Type in "Samsung Gear" in the search bar.
  3. Find Samsung Gear in the search results and tap on GET.
    app store search for samsung gear and get button highlighted

  4. Tap on Install to start download.
  5. Tap OPEN.
    app store page for gear with open button highlighted
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