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Samsung announces Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear Sport

31 August 2017

Samsung has launched a couple of new products today at its IFA 2017 press event.

The Gear Sport follows the classic watch design of its last year's smartwatch cousins - the Gear S3. The Sport will go head-to-head with the Apple Watch Series 3 with rumored cellular connectivity, which could launch on September 12. Samsung upgraded its durability so that, like the Sport, the Fit2 Pro has military-grade specs. The Gear Sport, for example, is a Samsung Gear smartwatch built for the wear and tear of sports.

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Finally, the updated IconX earbuds (shown above), which each contain 4GB of internal memory and an 82mAh battery, will ship in black, gray, and pink.

Samsung claims that both the GearFit2 Pro and Gear Sport feature advanced heart rate tracking, as well as automatic activity detection for walking, running and cycling. Users will probably be split on this-if the Gear S3 fit you fine, you'd probably lament the loss of MST.

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Speedo On also has a web-based platform to access and view your data, along with analysis of your swims and tracking progress against goals, and some tips and advice tailored to you. Running Tizen OS it is compatible with all Android 4.4+ phones and recent iPhones running iOS 9+, and comes in two sizes.

Add to this the ability to store around 500 songs offline from Spotify and you've got an excellent all-round fitness watch.

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So far, Samsung hasn't chose to announced the Gear Sport price, but at least we know it's bound to arrive later this fall, so potential customers shouldn't have to wait too long before they can order one. Those are the second generation IconX and come with improved battery life - they can offer 5h of Bluetooth streaming music (7h when in standalone mode) or 4h of talk time. Through exciting collaborations with iconic fitness brands like Under Armour and Speedo, the Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport set a new benchmark for what Australians can expect from their wearables. Gear IconX IconX cord-free earbuds let you effortlessly listen to your favorite music - making your daily commute more enjoyable and helping you get more from your workout. You can check out the device specific details below. They connect with Bluetooth 4.2 and each battery in the earbud is 82mAh. While both new wearables from Samsung will be excellent tools for swimmers, they'll do more than just track swim stats, and will also be great for tracking all kinds of other exercises like running, cycling, and more, and you'll be able to use them to monitor sleep as well as use them for silent alarms. But perhaps the biggest changes come thanks to Samsung's new partnerships with companies such as Under Armor, Spotify and Speedo, which should breathe a little life into Samsung's somewhat barren wearable app ecosystem.

Samsung announces Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear Sport