Samsung Announces New Gear Sport Smartwatch

Gear Sport

What to expect from the 2017 IFA technology show

Samsung has also announced Samsung Gear Sport at IFA along with Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro.

Along with Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness wearables, Samsung also launched the Gear IconX (2018) wireless earbuds at the IFA 2017.

The Gear Fit 2 Pro is available in either a large or small size, based on the size of your wrist. Its elongated and curved AMOLED screen has really nice contrast, and Samsung is making the most of it with some truly appealing watch faces that highlight steps, elevation, and calorie consumption measured during the day. You'll find it for $199.99 at places like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and Samsung's own shop. Whether you are a hardcore fitness person, or just the occasional runner.

The watch is sleek and minimal with user-swappable 20mm straps, but it still has military-grade durability. On the downside, it'll only be sold in Blue and Black, so no fancy color choices here: all of the fashionable aspect will have to come from the bands that you choose to pair it with. It's compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones, and under ideal circumstances, it's promised to last for an impressive four days on a single charge. 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.

Just last week, Samsung made a grab for the mobile productivity and creativity market by putting the Galaxy Note 8 in front of creators, makers, doers, and achievers.

Samsung says that the updated design of the Gear IconX makes it more ergonomic and comfortable to wear.

Gear Fit 2 Pro

After all, even Apple, a rare success in the smartwatch sector, has doubled down on health features in recent months.

The first of these is the Gear Fit2 Pro, the follow-up to Samsung's Gear Fit, a smart band featuring a 34 gram weight, 4GB internal storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and protection from the elements. With that in mind it doesn't take much to realize you'll be missing out on a couple of features in the new Sport version. It's also enabled the Gear Sport for water adventures, with a 5 ATM rating of 50 meters (165 feet).

Also included with the Gear Sport is 768MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage, while the battery measures in at 300mAh. There's the Gear Sport smartwatch, which you can take in the pool with you, and the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker, which boasts Global Positioning System and offline Spotify support for taking your tunes on the go.

And finally, the new Gear IconX 2018.

Targeted to the fitness enthusiasts and everyday athletes, the new Gear devices pack a range of features including activity tracking, sleep monitoring and nutrition management.

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