Samsung introduced an improvised version of the Gear Fit fitness band at a recent launch event. A new Gear Fit 2 and a Gear IconX were launched at an event this Thursday in New York City.
While the original Gear Fit, which was introduced in 2014, boasted significant features, it had some drawbacks. However, it stands a pretty good chance against Fitbit Flex, with great features of a fitness tracker combined in a watch.
Samsung adopted the same fitness formula used in the Gear Fit and polished it up with new features in the Gear Fit 2. Having said that, it is worth mentioning that the Samsung Gear S2 is another stellar wearable that boasts world’s first device with eSIM. Also read this.
Meanwhile, preorders of the second generation Gear Fit started this Friday at a price of US$180 (approx. AU$248). It will, however, go on sale officially on June 10. As for the Gear IconX, you will have to wait till the third quarter of this year when it starts selling.
Gear Fit 2 Specifications
This latest fitness wearable from Samsung combines roomy touchscreens of a smartwatch with the affordability and battery life of a fitness band. Having a 1.5-inch AMOLED waterproof touchscreen, the wearable tucks in a map interface, leaderboards and visualizations for your activity targets into the screen space.
The other features include a built-in GPS that allows you to track locations from your fitness tracker without tethering the tracker to your smartphone. It has got an impressive 4GB storage spaceMusic lovers will be happy to know the tracker enables a Spotify app that lets you stream tunes, but it is possible only if you use Wi-Fi connection on the band from your phone.
It is powered by 512MB of RAM and 1GHz dual-core processor. It features a 200 mAh battery that can lasts up to three days. Designed with Tizen, Android 4.4 KitKat and S Health app, the Gear Fit 2 claims impressive performance.
The wearable is available in three color options, pink, blue and black. The best part is the wristband appears in two sizes, small and large, states the company’s official press release.
Samsung Gear IconX Specifications
The Gear IconX, which is yet to arrive in the market towards the end of this year, is a Bluetooth enabled wireless earbud. The moment you place the earbuds in your ears, the device gets activated. It comes with 4GB of native space and lets users listen to songs for an uninterrupted 1.5 hours. It can even sync health data with S Health app on your tracker, reported The Verge.