At IFA trade show in Berlin on Wednesday, Samsung launched two new fitness-focused smartwatches(Gear Sport smartwatch, Gear Fit2 Pro fitness tracker) and a pair of wireless earbuds(IconX 2018) equipped with its voice assistant Bixby, in a bid to challenge the likes of Apple and Fitbit in the health space.
Gear Fit2 Pro will begin shipping in the United States starting September 15 at a retail price of $199 (roughly Rs. 13,800). No word on when it will be available in India.
Samsung Gear Sport
Samsung Gear Sport has a circular AMOLED display with diameter of 1.2-inch and screen resolution of 360×360. The display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The Samsung Gear Sport is powered by a dual-core chipset clocked at 1GHz, paired with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
You can charge the 300mAh battery on the smartwatch wirelessly, the company said. You can still rotate the bezel to navigate, a feature that several users have appreciated in the past Gear smartwatch models and available in black and blue colour models and the smartwatch.
The Gear Sport is rated as water resistant to 5ATM and also carry MIL-STD-810G certification and connectivity options include Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS and Bluetooth 4.2. The smartwatch also comes with a gyroscope, barometer, heart rate sensor and ambient light sensor. Running on Tizen OS, the Gear Sport is compatible with Android smartphones running 4.3 JellyBean OS and above, and Apple iPhones running iOS 9 or above.
The Samsung Fit2 Pro has a 1.5-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 216 x 432, the existence and features of which the company accidentally announced last week, sports a larger.
The touchscreen display will allow you to read and skim through real-time updates and notifications, the company said.
The Samsung Fit2 Pro is powered by a dual-core chipset clocked at 1GHz, the Gear Fit2 Pro comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
Fit2 Pro is houses with a 200mAh battery, which you will have to charge using a cable. It comes in two colour options black and red.
The smartwatch is rated as water resistant to 5ATM and also carry MIL-STD-810G certification and connectivity options such as Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi and GPS. Running on Tizen OS, it is compatible with Apple iPhones running iOS 9 and above, and Android smartphones running 4.3 JellyBean and above. The Gear Fit2 Pro also comes with heart rate sensor, gyroscope and barometer.
Gear IconX comes with Bixby compatibility where you can tap and hold to control different functions with your voice. Along with fast charging capabilities, the new Gear IconX headphones can offer continuous music playback of five to seven hours on a single charge.
You can do several things on them, including putting songs for offline use (it features up to 4GB internal storage) as well as ask questions to Bixby, Samsung’s digital assistant. It comes in black, grey, and pink colours.