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HELLO! shares our New Year fitness secret - and trust us, it's one you'll want to know!

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Samsung’s taken fitness bands to a new level – read on to find out what’s hidden within the Gear Fit2’s sleek exterior.

New Year, new us - at least that's the mantra we're trying to stick to here at Hello Towers, with every one of us embarking on some kind of new fitness plan in a bid to shake off those stubborn Christmas turkey pounds and jump into 2017 full of energy.

But while we're not short of ideas (from celeb DVDs to HIIT classes from the founders of Zumba, we’re writing about them!) sticking to a plan is where we struggle... So we decided maybe it was time to go high-tech and see if we could get a little extra inspiration from a fitness gadget.

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Turns out the Samsung Gear Fit2 was all the inspiration we needed! Designed for both fitness enthusiasts and casual exercisers, not only does this sleek and on-trend fitness band display all your activity stats on a curved, hi-res screen, it also allows you to compete with your friends. And if you're considering jumping on the bus rather than cycling home from work, a sudden vibrate to let you know that your pal is 800 steps ahead of you today (and rising!) is a really effective push.

But that's not the only reason we love this band. Here's some of the other exciting features hidden beneath the Gear Fit2's unassuming exterior:

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Inbuilt GPS

The Gear Fit2's GPS is inbuilt in the band, so no more running with your phone precariously in hand to make sure you can accurately track your route. Your exact location, distance and speed are stored in real time with precision.

Heart rate monitor

During workouts, you can see at a glance how strenuously you’re exercising (or if you're taking things a little too easy!) The Gear Fit2 displays your current heart rate and helps guide you to reach your vigorous-intensity zone (your body’s optimal heart rate range for effective exercise).

Automatic activity tracking

As if by magic, the Fit 2 can sense what activity you're doing. No need to pre-select - just run/grab your bike/hit the gym and it will automatically adjust. A great excuse to mix up your training for a well-rounded fitness approach.

And most importantly? This discreet, stylish band can function for up to 4 days from one single charge. Genius!

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