Samsung announces Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear Sport

Samsung Gear IconX 2nd Gen adds Bixby and boosts battery

Compared to the earlier Samsung Gear S3, the Gear Sport will have a smaller battery (300 mAh versus 380 mAh).

Finally, the new Gear Icon X earbuds feature an updated design that should be more ergonomic on the ears, plus you still get the automatic tracking of running activities. They are both powered by a 1.0GHz dual-core processor (of an unnamed type) and 4GB of internal storage. It has Accelerometer, Gyro, HRM, Built-in Global Positioning System and Barometer sensors. The watch runs on the Tizen OS and offers 300mAh of battery. It sports a sporty design (hence the name) and is rated for 5ATM resistance (50m depth of pressure) and MIL-STD-810G rating that means it's resistant for salt, pool water, sand, dust, UV and a few more. Beyond the aesthetics, there are some interesting things you can do with the Gear Sport. On the back, there are also two optical LED sensors.

The Portfolio of Samsung now has a brand new smartwatch and the objective of the smartwatch is justified by its title, the Gear Sport.

There's also no MST payment option for Samsung Pay, meaning you pay with your Gear Sport via NFC but not on older magnetic stripe terminals. It's main changes are a more textured band and the water-resistant treatmentBut hey, at least you can choose from red or red/black color options across two different sizes.

Apple's own wearable, the Apple Watch, already carries a similar Move notification that reminds the user to stand for one minute every hour. But if you're driving, it'll stay silent so you can remain distraction free.

On Wednesday, Samsung took the wraps off of the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro.

Samsung announces Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear Sport

The Gear Fit2 Pro goes up for preorder on August 31 at a cost of $199.99 ($20 more than the regular Gear Fit2), and starts shipping September 15.

The S Health app to support Gear Sport will be available for any Galaxy running Android 4.3 or later, any Android smartphone running on 4.4 KitKat or later, or any iPhone 5 or later running on iOS 9 or later. It has a minimalistic, circular bezel with a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a 360x360 resolution.

Samsung didn't give pricing or availability. Starting with the Gear Sport, Samsung's aim was to make it stylish and practical. Pretty standard fitness watch features, those. These earphones will be sold in black, gray and pink. The 2018 variants measure in at 18.9x 21.8x22.8 mm weighing in at 8 grams with a claimed playback time of up to 7 hours in standalone mode and up to 5 hours in Bluetooth mode. The sound quality was also decent, though it was slightly hard to get a good read thanks to the din of excited reporters and booming techno.

The app can monitor your stroke, lap times and lap count, helping you work toward personal goals and notifying you of personal bests. It's Speedo's first app on any device, but it's hard to tell just yet whether this will actually appeal to swimmers. Both wearables are also compatible with UA Record, MyFitnessPal, MapMyRun, and Endomondo for overall wellness tracking.

Samsung also promoted premium Frame TVs during the event.

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