Smart devices and wearables have been taking over the technology industry lately and most of the renowned companies have started producing their own range of tamagotchis for the users. Recent developments in the industry has seen a range of smart watches being introduced into the market and have left the users awestruck with all the features that they sport. Samsung came into the game of producing smart wearables through its Gear series which initially came as a complement with the flagship devices of Samsung. Having faced much success, Samsung has been working towards adding more and more features to the smart watches and thus has currently released three new models under the series. The three new models are called Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX and are all set to take over the smart wearables market through the bunch of exciting features that they offer to the users. These devices claim to make the lives of the users much easier by providing them with fitness options handy and making their lifestyle smart.
AN OVERVIEW OF THE NEWLY LAUNCHED DEVICES UNDER GEAR SERIES
Samsung is known to pack its products with features that would help the users in their day to day lives. This time these features include a precise fitness tracking system, hydration level checking system, a sleep monitor, a nutrition assistant and what not. The best part of these new devices is that it is made in collaboration with some of the leading players in the fitness device industry. Samsung has not compromised even a bit on the looks of its new devices and they look sleek and trendy. The company has also integrated the Samsung Pay feature onto the devices making it a great convenience for all its users. The Gear Fit2 Pro is a sports band and has an in-built GPS system apart from the plethora of exciting features. IconX is the brand new version of the cordless earbuds from Samsung that would provide the users with seamless audio streaming and playback.
FEATURES TO LOOK OUT FOR IN THE NEW SAMSUNG GEAR SPORT AND GEAR FIT2 PRO
The features of these devices are the ones that have the full potential to make it a trendsetter in the smart wearable segment as of now. The following is a sneak peek at some of the cool features that the brand-new Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro are loaded with:
- BEST IN CLASS WATER RESISTANCE AND SWIM TRACKING:
Although a number of devices under the Gear series of Samsung already had the water resistance facility, Samsung claims that the technology used on these new devices are best in class. Since these are meant for sports and fitness activities, water resistance matters the most. Both these devices have 5 atm water resistance which enables the users to walk in the rains, swim in pools or the sea but they should however prevent exposing the watch to high speed water conditions. The Gear users can make use of an app called Speedo On by which they can easily track their swimming sessions with high accuracy.
- HIGHLY ACCURATE HEART RATE MONITOR
The heart rate measurement sensor provided on these Gear devices, provide highly precise and accurate measurements of the heartbeat count of the users.
- REVOLUTIONARY PARTNERSHIPS
This time Samsung has decided to give its products an extra edge by partnering with some leading brands in the industry including Under Armour and Spotify and the users can also access the fitness apps under the brands.
- AUTO ACTIVITY DETECTION AND PERSONALISED FITNESS PLANNER
The device has the ability to detect several activities including running, cycling, sleeping and even playing basketball or dancing. The users can use their devices to set their personalised fitness plans.
GEAR SPORT: AN OVERVIEW
The Gear Sport would act as a regular companion for its users. The device sports a 1.2-inch circular SUPER AMOLED display and comes with an improvised version of the older UI. The device provides the users with feeds even though it is offline. The device is highly durable to stand strong in all the conditions. It is equipped with NFC communication and comes with Samsung Pay as well. As of now, Samsung has released two colour variants of the model including blue and black complemented by changeable colourful straps that would help the device to suit to all occasions and not only gym.
GEAR FIT2 PRO IN A NUTSHELL
The device is packed with the revolutionary swim monitoring capabilities which enables the users to track their swimming sessions. It comes with a 1.5-inch curved Super Amoled high resolution display. The touch screen helps the users to glide through the notifications and feeds on the go. The device also has a GPS tracking system so as to track the user activities with higher accuracy. Samsung has released two colour variants of the Gear Fit2 pro with an ergonomic and lightweight band.
SOMETHING ABOUT THE SAMSUNG GEAR ICONX 2018 Singapore
Being launched with the fitness wearables, these earbuds are also designed specifically for sports and fitness activities. The earbuds provide the users with audible updates and feeds regarding calories burnt, heart rate and much more. It also comes packed with a Running Coach function which can be activated just by taping on the earbuds. IconX has 4 gigs of internal storage space which enables the users to enjoy music offline by storing tunes right on the earbuds. IconX comes with a fast charging facility and a full charge can provide about 5 hours of online streaming and up to 7 hours of music playback. Samsung has launched its Gear IconX in three colour variants viz. black, grey and pink. The looks are jazzed up as compared to the previous version and the design has become more ergonomic and light weight.
These new devices from the house of Samsung are all set to put a benchmark in the smart wearable sector. Samsung has taken every care to pack these devices with the best of the features and still managed to come up with superb product designs. The user oriented designs from Samsung will definitely help these new Gear devices receive much appreciation from the consumer forums.