New and enhanced wearables combine best in smart living, fitness and health

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., introduced three Gear devices to its industry pioneering wearable portfolio.

The Gear Sport, a sleek and versatile fitness-focused smartwatch that is water resistant; the Gear Fit2 Pro, an upgraded GPS sports band with smart features; and the Gear IconX, a second generation of the company’s cord-free earbuds, now form part of the company’s innovative offering.

The new devices assist with a range of activities across robust fitness tracking to nutrition and sleep monitoring, as well as motivational coaching as a lifestyle companion.

Through the introduction of new smart capabilities, easy-to-use features and by partnering with leading names in technology and fitness, Samsung is enabling consumers to go beyond fitness, to accomplish even bigger things.

“Samsung has a long history of innovating technologies that meet consumers goals and aspirations. Whether you are going for a jog or training for a triathlon, Samsung’s wearables are designed with everyday athletes, of varying fitness levels, in mind. Our wearables defy the stereotype that being fit requires spending copious amounts of time in the gym with fitness trackers that are complex and only compatible with the most intense workouts. Rather, the new Samsung Gear wearables enable consumers of all shapes and sizes to ‘go beyond fitness’ to enjoy an active, balanced and fulfilled life in a smart and seamless way,” said Justin Hume, Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung South Africa.”

As part of this updated line-up, Samsung created new capabilities for Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro:

  • Industry-Leading Water Resistance and Swim Tracking: An ideal companion for any swimming activity – from laps to playing in the pool – these devices are 5 ATM[1] certified for water resistance. Now with Speedo’s latest swimming training app, Speedo On, the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro also allow consumers to easily track key swim metrics including lap count, lap time, stroke type and more.
  • Top-of-the-line Heart Rate Monitoring: With improved accuracy, the devices offer advanced real-time heart rate monitoring. They help consumers to continuously monitor heart activity such as while enjoying an invigorating cycling class.
  • Premium Partnerships: Daily activity can be supplemented with updated Under Armour and Spotify partnerships. Both devices provide access to Under Armour’s fitness apps including Under Armour Record, MyFitnessPal®, MapMyRun® and Endomondo[2] for activity, nutrition, sleep and fitness tracking functions – these apps provide users with a holistic picture of their health and fitness. Spotify’s Offline mode lets users listen to their favourite music online, offline or even without a smartphone so they can enjoy their favourite tunes regardless of location.
  • Auto Activity Detection: Automatic activity detection built into the devices are in tune with the body and can recognise the following categories of activities: Walking, Running, Cycling and performing Dynamic Activities that could include dancing to basketball.
  • Personalised Motivation: Consumers can customise a wellness plan with tailored goals and alerts.

Gear Sport: A new versatile smartwatch to support an active and balanced lifestyle 

Gear Sport is stylish, yet practical with a minimalistic, circular bezel, Super AMOLED 1.2-inch display and improved user interface that makes it easy to view information, even when on-the-go. With Gear Sport, users can work to achieve health and wellness goals, and receive nutrition management alerts and activity recommendations even when they are offline.

Designed with military-level durability, it can handle a wide-range of environments.[3]

With its sleek, ergonomic form, it can be worn in a variety of colourful and easily changeable standard 20mm straps, and it is perfect for any occasion so you can effortlessly transition from the gym to a night out with friends.

Gear Sport is available in blue and black and also includes Gear foundational functions to:

  • Control Samsung IoT-enabled devices through Samsung Connect
  • Act as a remote control, whether for a PowerPoint presentation or Samsung Gear VR headset
  • Pay for goods with a flick of the wrist via Samsung Pay (NFC Only)[4]

The Gear Sport will only be available in South Africa during the course of October.

Gear Fit2 Pro: An advanced GPS fitness band

In addition to new swim and heart rate monitoring capabilities, the new Gear Fit2 Pro features advanced built-in GPS tracking to capture a run or ride with accurate activity tracking.

Gear Fit2 Pro’s Super AMOLED curved 1.5-inch display and a high-resolution colour touchscreen make real-time updates and notifications easier to read. The all-new secure, ergonomic band is light weight and comfortable to use for all activities. Available in black and red, its versatile design also makes it a stylish accessory.

Gear IconX: Comfortable fit, cord-free earbuds

IconX cord-free earbuds enables consumers to effortlessly listen to their favourite music – making the daily commute more enjoyable or helping to get more from a workout.

Music can be enjoyed on and offline by transferring songs from a Samsung smartphone[5] or PC, or accessing tunes through Bluetooth connectivity.

The earbuds are also the newest connection to Bixby.[6] With a simple tap and hold of the earbud consumers can use their voice to control music or the phone – without even having to hold it.

The updated design comes in black, grey and pink and is more ergonomic and lightweight so they are effectively secure, comfortable and stylish to use.

For the fitness enthusiast, the Gear IconX automatically tracks running routines, and also features the standalone Running Coach function which can be activated by simply tapping the earbud to provide in-ear audio[7] exercise status updates – in real-time and without a phone.

With a fast-charging and improved battery life of up to five hours of music streaming or seven hours of standalone music playback, and up to 4GB of internal storage, consumers can enjoy a seamless and fully standalone music listening experience.

Get a first look at Samsung’s new Gear wearables in the official trailer.

For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.

Samsung Gear Sport Specifications

Gear Sport
Colour Black, Blue
Display 1.2” Circular Super AMOLED, 360 x 360, 302ppi, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
AP Dual Core 1.0 GHz
OS Tizen
Size 42.9(W) x 44.6 (H) x 11.6 (D) mm, 50g (without band)
Strap 20mm
Memory 4GB Internal memory, 768MB RAM
Connectivity Bluetooth® v4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient light
Battery 300mAh
Charge Wireless charging
Durability 5 ATM water resistance, MIL-STD-810G
Compatibility Samsung Galaxy: Android 4.3 or later, Other Android: Android 4.4 or later

 

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Specifications

Gear Fit2 Pro
Colour Black, Red
Display 1.5” Curved Super AMOLED, 216 x 432, 310 ppi, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
AP Dual Core 1.0 GHz
OS Tizen
Size 25.0(W) x 51.3(H) mm, 34g (Large), 33g (Small)
Strap Small (Size of the wrist: 125~165mm), Large (Size of the wrist: 158~205mm)
Memory 4GB Internal memory, 512MB RAM
Connectivity Bluetooth® v4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM
Battery 200mAh
Charge Pogo type
Durability 5 ATM water resistance

MIL STD 810G

Compatibility Samsung Galaxy: Android 4.3 or later, Other Android: Android 4.4 or later

 

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 Specifications 

Gear IconX 2018
Colour Black, Gray, Pink
Size Earbud: 18.9 (W) x 21.8 (D) x 22.8(H) mm/ Case: 73.4 (W) x 44.5 (D) x 31.4(H) mm
Weight Earbud: 8.0g per earbud / Case: 54.5g
Memory 4GB (per earbud)
Connectivity Bluetooth® v 4.2
Sensor Accelerometer, IR, Capacitive Touch
Battery Earbud: 82mAh / Charging Case: 340mAh, Play time: up to 7 hours (Standalone Mode) / up to 5 hours (Bluetooth Mode), Talk time: up to 4 hours ※ The charging case provides1 extra charge on the go
USB 2.0 & Type-C
Speaker 5.8pi Dynamic Driver
Compatibility Android 4.4 or later, RAM 1.5 GB or above
Audio Audio Formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA (WMA v9), Audio Codec: Samsung Scalable Codec, SBC
Voice Guide, Language English (U.S.), Chinese (China), German (Germany), French (France), Spanish (U.S.), Korean (South Korea), Italian (Italy), Russian (Russia), Japanese (Japan)

[1]Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro have ISO 22810:2010 certification for 5 ATM rating of 50 meters (165 feet) under specific conditions. This means that both devices are safe to wear while walking in the rain or showering, and may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.

[2]Under Armours MapMyRun, Endomondo and Under Armour Record for Gear devices are not supported in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Under Armours MyFitness Pal for Gear devices is not supported in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

[3]Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro are MIL-STD-810G certified. 

[4]NFC support only. Service availability may vary by country.

[5]The Gear IconX is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 and above.

[6]Limited to Samsung devices with Bixby voice capabilities including Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

[7]The Gear IconX voice guide supports nine languages including U.S. English, Chinese Mandarin, Spanish, German, French, Korean, Italian, Russian and Japanese.

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