As expected, Samsung has chosen to announce its new wearable lineup on the sidelines of the IFA 2017. The Gear Fit2 Pro had already gotten leaked in advanced courtesy the brand itself, but not much was known about the Gear Sport and Gear IconX (2018).
Samsung’s pitching both the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro as fitness-focused devices, hoping to cater to both casual enthusiasts and high-intensity athletes. Both boast of 5 ATM water resistance and a MIL-STD-810G rating, allowing swimmers to take either to the pool and track their laps without causing any damage.
Samsung’s also equipped both with a heart rate monitor, a personalized fitness coach, and auto activity detection including dancing and basketball. It’s decided to join hands with Under Armour and Spotify. The former brings forth its portfolio of apps including MyFitnessPal, Endomodo 2, and MapMyRun. The latter offers an offline mode so users can ditch their phone and still listen to music.
There are a number of stark differences between the two though, starting with the fact that the Gear Sport is a smartwatch and the Gear Fit2 Pro is a fitness band. The former comes with the brand’s signature rotating bezel, a Super AMOLED 1.2-inch 360 x 360p display, Wi-Fi, NFC, a dual-core 1.0 GHz SoC, a 300mAh battery, 768MB/4GB of memory, Tizen OS, Bluetooth 4.2, and Samsung Pay support.
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The Gear Fit2 Pro gets its hands on specs like a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED 216 x 432p touchscreen, advanced GPS tracking, a 200mAh battery, a 1GHz dual-core processor, Tizen OS, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of ROM, Bluetooth 4.2, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Unfortunately, the company has chosen not to reveal the price of either wearable yet.
As for the Gear IconX (2018), Samsung’s blessed its wireless earbuds with Bixby, an 82mAh battery that’s supposed to last for 5 hours of streaming music, in-ear exercise status updates, 4GB of ROM, gesture support, and quick charging courtesy a charging case that’s supposed to deliver an hour’s worth of power after 10 minutes of fueling up.