Samsung Announce New Wearables – IFA 2017

On day one of the IFA 2017 press days, Samsung introduced “the new normal” in wearables with the Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX products.

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Samsung has already lit the blue touchpaper this month with the launch of their next generation of phablets in the Galaxy Note 8. Today in Berlin, they introduced their next generation wearables.

Starting with the Gear Fit2 Pro as this was already in the wild, albeit inadvertently, it sees a familiar design with some iterative tweaks to that of previous Fit devices. The Gear Fit2 Pro delivers water protection to 5 atmospheric levels (50m) with a new band clasp which is bound to please those looking for something a little more snug.

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The Gear Sport takes similar cues from the previous generation Gear products, with the Gear Frontier looking like a slightly older brother to it. This 1.2″ device is Samsung’s higher end offering this year and it delivers a slightly smaller 300mAh battery than it’s predecessor, the same 5 ATM protection as the Fit2 Pro, but with a slightly smaller band width of 20mm. Thankfully they’ve kept the standard band fittings so swapping out the bands will be simple.

There’s also some impressive ruggedised standards in play here with military level durability included. MIL-STD-180G .

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Finally we have the Gear IconX which is an ear bud style device with a snug twisting fit for those who like to get out and about.

There is a built-in touchpad to control music and call commands, as well as an included 4GB of storage to store music so you don’t necessarily have to take your phone with you on the go.

These have an included charging case that can keep you going when you’re away from a USB charging cable.

In terms of pricing and availability we only know that the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro will be available on 31st August for pre-order at a starting price of $199. We are expecting the other Gear products to be available shortly thereafter. You can expect the Gear Sport to be a little more pricey however.

Samsung Gear Sport Specifications

ColorBlack, Blue
Display1.2” Circular Super AMOLED
360 x 360, 302ppi
Full Color Always On Display
Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass 3
APDual Core 1.0 GHz
OSTizen
Size42.9 (W) x 44.6 (H) x 11.6 (D) mm
50g (without band)
Strap20mm
Memory4GB Internal memory, 768MB RAM
ConnectivityBluetooth® v4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
SensorAccelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient light
Battery300mAh
ChargeWireless charging
Durability5 ATM water resistance
MIL-STD-810G
CompatibilitySamsung Galaxy: Android 4.3 or later
Other Android: Android 4.4 or later
iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6s Plus, SE, 5 *iOS 9.0 or later

 Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Specifications

ColorBlack, Red
Display1.5” Curved Super AMOLED
216 x 432, 310 ppi
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
APDual Core 1.0 GHz
OSTizen
Size25.0 (W) x 51.3 (H) mm
34g (Large), 33g (Small)
StrapSmall (Size of the wrist: 125~165mm)
Large (Size of the wrist: 158~205mm)
Memory4GB Internal memory, 512MB RAM
ConnectivityBluetooth® v4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
SensorAccelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM
Battery200mAh
ChargePogo type
Durability5 ATM water resistance
MIL STD 810G
CompatibilitySamsung Galaxy: Android 4.3 or later
Other Android: Android 4.4 or later
iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6s Plus, SE, 5 *iOS 9.0 or later

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 Specifications 

ColorBlack, Gray, Pink
SizeEarbud: 18.9 (W) x 21.8 (D) x 22.8 (H) mm
Case: 73.4 (W) x 44.5 (D) x 31.4 (H) mm
WeightEarbud: 8.0g per earbud / Case: 54.5g
Memory4GB (per earbud)
ConnectivityBluetooth® v 4.2
SensorAccelerometer, IR, Capacitive Touch
BatteryEarbud: 82mAh / Charging Case: 340mAh
Play time: up to 7 hours (Standalone Mode) / up to 5 hours (Bluetooth Mode)
Talk time: up to 4 hours
※ The charging case provides 1 extra charge on the go
USB2.0 & Type-C
Speaker5.8pi Dynamic Driver
CompatibilityAndroid 4.4 or later
RAM 1.5 GB or above
AudioAudio Formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA (WMA v9)
Audio Codec: Samsung Scalable Codec, SBC
Voice Guide
Language
English (U.S.), Chinese (China), German (Germany), French (France), Spanish (U.S.), Korean (South Korea), Italian (Italy), Russian (Russia), Japanese (Japan)

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