The premier electronics trade show in Europe was held at IFA Berlin 2017. A place where over 1600 exhibitors gather from over 30 different countries to show what’s in store electronics-wise in the very near future. None of those exhibitors more anticipated than Samsung, who had not one, but three new wearables to unveil. Samsung peeled back the curtain to show us the new Gear Fit2 Pro, the Gear Sport, and the Gear IconX.
The Gear Fit2 Pro is an upgrade over its predecessor the Gear Fit2 and comes in two sizes; small and large. There are a few cosmetic changes like the buckle-style band, which will help keep the watch on during rigorous activity. It’s now armed with a continuous heart rate sensor and four day battery life, though mileage may vary. Perhaps the most impressive boost of the Gear Fit2 Pro is its ability to resist water, it was measured at 5 ATM which translates to still being able to “tick” at 50 meters or 165 feet under water, including ocean water. The Gear Fit2 Pro will be available September 15th, 2017.
Find out more on the Gear Fit2 Pro by visiting Samsung’s website HERE.
The Gear Sport smartwatch by Samsung was just unveiled and it’s a bit smaller than its cousin, the S3, which was presumably made for very important giants. The Gear Sport is by no means a small watch, but at 42.9 mm is a bit more forgiving than the S3’s 46mm, a smartwatch seemingly created for very important giants. The release date for the Gear Sport has not been announced but it’s rumored to be available this fall.
You can find out more on the Galaxy Gear Sport by visiting Samsungs website HERE.
Another nifty addition to Samsung’s new smartwatches is the offline Spotify playlist integration, of course you would need the premium version of Spotify to enjoy this feature. For all the gym goers and work-out enthusiasts, this is should excite you.
Samsung’s Auto Activity detection allows for different types of activity to be accurately tracked like dancing and sports thanks to its partnership with Under Armour.
It’s always easier to accomplish something with a little external motivation, so the ‘Personalized Motivation’ feature enables you to customize a plan with alerts to keep you on track to meet your goals.
The Gear IconX wireless buds come in different colors and can be controlled with a tap and hold followed by voice commands. They also track routines and have their own running coach app, provide in-ear audio exercise status updates, delivers 5 hours of streaming playback or 6 hours of stand-alone music, and has 4GB of internal storage. The Gear IconX will be available some time in 2018.
Find out more on the Gear IconX by visiting Samsung’s website HERE