Samsung announces new range of Gear devices

Samsung has announced a range of new wearable products at the IFA trade show in Berlin.

The company announced three new additions to its Gear portfolio to help wearers track a range of fitness metrics.

DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said: “At Samsung, we celebrate the everyday athlete – whether you’re going for a light jog, or training for your next triathlon. We have a long history of embracing choice and innovation, and our wearables are designed to help consumers of varying fitness levels meet their goals and aspirations. We want to help remove the stigma that fit can only mean one thing and that fitness trackers are complex and for only the most intense of workouts. Our new Samsung Gear wearables help consumers ‘go beyond fitness’ and enjoy an active, balanced and fulfilled life in a smart and seamless way.”

The devices revealed include the the GearFit2 Pro, a water-resistant smartwatch, the Gear Sport, an upgraded GPS sports band with smart features and the Gear IconX, a new version of the company’s cordless earbuds.

The Gear Fit2 Pro has been developed with swimmers in mind and the company has partnered with Speedo to develop a training app to track swim metrics such as laps, times and stroke type. The device also features improved heart rate monitoring, customised wellness plans and it automatically detects what types of exercise the person is doing.

The Gear Sport is a more traditional smartwatch that tracks health metrics and can control Samsung IoT connected devices. The device features an improved user interface, sporting a 1.2 inch Super AMOLED display.


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