Samsung Introduces New Fitness Products

Samsung Gear S4 watch and smart home tech to be unveiled?

Samsung also announced a new version of its ugly Gear Fit fitness band, and an upgraded pair of its Gear IconX wireless earbuds. 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. As of now, there is no word on pricing and availability details of the wearables. With Running Coach, for example, the Gear IconX becomes your own personal trainer, giving you updates and tips even without your phone nearby. Samsung will open online preorders for the Gear Fit2 Pro tomorrow.

Otherwise, it has the same crisp, 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED screen as the Fit 2. The user interface is improved over the previous generation, with a focus on easily viewable and digestible information at a glance.

How much does the Gear Fit2 Pro cost? It runs on 768MB of RAM and offers 4GB of storage space. This is also a durable smartwatch. With its sleek, ergonomic form that can be worn in a variety of colorful and easily changeable standard 20mm straps, it is ideal for any occasion so you can effortlessly transition from the gym to a night out with friends. The Sport is, in part, a chance to appeal to a wider range of wrists, and it's also an attempt for Samsung to reconfirm its commitment to health wearables. It also supports control of IoT-enabled devices via Samsung Cloud, Samsung Bixby, Samsung Pay, and remote-control functions for Power Point. While they might look near identical, Samsung says they are more ergonomic and lightweight this time round weighing just 8g per earbud. This is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

Samsung's Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and Icon X are all variations of designs we've seen before.

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The new Samsung Gear Sport is different from last year's Gear S3 smartwatch in that it adds 5 ATM water resistance for swimming. Apple has already gone all-in with wireless earbuds, and it appears Samsung is doing the same.

In a post on Twitter, Samsung shared a link to its website where those who are interested will be able to tune into the company's live stream for IFA 2017 which will be kicking off on the 30th of August, 2017 at 6PM CET.

This means that once the band has detected you moving for more than 10 minutes, it'll log your workout. With a simple tap and hold of one of the earbuds, users can summon Bixby, Samsung's digital AI assistant, with their voice. The Gear Fit2 Pro also comes with heart rate sensor, gyroscope and barometer.

While Samsung has released three smartwatches previously, the Gear Sport is its first attempt at creating a device which combines both lifestyle and sporty features. The Gear Fit2 Pro sports a curved 1.5-inch display and inbuilt Global Positioning System, and like the Gear Sport, is water-resistant up to 50 metres. The other wearables will be available later this year.

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