Samsung has officially unveiled three accessories that include a smartwatch, a fitness band, and a wireless earbud at the IFA 2017 event in Berlin. While the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro was leaked just before the Galaxy Note8 launch event, the new smartwatch that gets official is the Gear Sport, and a new pair of IconX earbuds also have made an appearance.
These three are made specially for the fitness enthusiasts and keeping them in mind, these accessories have features like activity tracking, sleep monitoring and nutrition management. “Samsung’s new Gear devices were designed to help consumers get the most out of their day, and help them live a healthy and well-balanced life,” the press release says.
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro
This is an advanced version of the Gear Fit 2 fitness band and it comes with a 1.5-inch Super AMOLED curved display and there is 5 ATM water resistance, thus the band is capable of tracking your swimming activity as well. The Gear Fit2 Pro features a heart rate monitor, a gyro sensor, accelerometer, and it has GPS as well.
For all the details on the Gear Fit 2 Pro, you may check out our earlier coverage.
Samsung Gear Sport
The Gear Sport, just like the Gear Fit2 Pro helps in tracking activities like swimming as well, thanks to the better water resistance offered, and it also features automatic activity tracking and tailored goals for the users. Apart from that, it can also control the IoT devices by Samsung. Since there is NFC support, you can also make payments using the Gear Sport.
The Gear Sport comes with a 1.2-inch Circular Super AMOLED display and it runs Tizen OS. The watch supports wireless charging for its 300 mAh battery and the sensors it has includes accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, Heart rate monitor, and Ambient light sensor. The display is an always-on one with full colors.
Gear IconX 2018
The Gear IconX earbuds were earlier present in the market and while Samsung has unveiled a new pair, these are the upgrade keeping the same name. These connected earbuds will help in listening music on the go, help use Bixby and perform tasks on the smartphone, and listen to your exercise status updates.
These come with 82 mAh battery for the earbuds and a 340 mAh battery for the case that offers the charge to the earbuds whenever required. There’s an accelerometer, IR sensor, and the top of the earbuds have a capacitive touch panel.
Pricing and availability
The Gear Fit2 Pro will go on sale from September 15th for the price of $199.99. The Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 will be available from October 25th but the pricing of these two is not yet mentioned.