The dust has barely settled since the Korean electronics giant launched its snazzy Galaxy Note 8. Another IFA 2017 debutant from Samsung's wearables division is the Gear IconX 2018 edition: a massive upgrade over the 2016 wireless earbuds that could only muster 1.5 hours of wireless music streaming. These include the Gear Sport smartwatch, the Gear Fir2 Pro fitness tracker, and the Gear IconX (2018) wireless earbuds.
The Gear IconX can also be used to launch Bixby now. As of now, there is no word on pricing and availability details of the wearables.
Whether you're an early morning lap swimmer at Noosa's main beach, in your school's swim squad, or enjoy a paddle in your local town pool, the new swim training platform, Speed On, is created to improve the swimming experience and get more people swimming, more often. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro Fitness band comes out in two variants - one small sized and another large sized. The user interface is improved over the previous generation, with a focus on easily viewable and digestible information at a glance.
The 300mAh battery is allegedly enough to push the Gear Sport through four days of usage-I obviously can't comment on that based on my limited time with the watch. It contains the same 4GB of storage as the Gear Sport, but only 512MB RAM, instead of 768MB. This is also a durable smartwatch.
It is 5 ATM certified for water resistance in up to 50-meters of water. The default straps are also narrower at 20mm, which gives it a sleeker profile than a good chunk of the competition.
You do, however, get more color options-black, gray, and pink to be specific.
Like Samsung's Gear S3, mobile payments will be support, but unlike the S3, it will only handle Near-Field Communication, meaning Samsung's regular reliance on Magnetic Stripe Technology ("MST") won't be found on this model. Another nifty feature of the Gear Sport is that it lets you control Powerpoint presentations directly from your wrist (Windows 10 only). If only Samsung had managed to cram an NFC chip inside for Samsung Pay.
Samsung moves into the smartwatch market with the Gear Sport, which also serves as a full functioned fitness tracker.
The Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro also come with continuous heart rate monitoring for all-day fitness tracking. The display is still a 1.2-inch AMOLED just like the Gear S3. This is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. We'll update this article as soon as we know more.
This means that once the band has detected you moving for more than 10 minutes, it'll log your workout.
Each earbud has its own 4GB of storage, 82mAh battery, and weighs 8g.
For sensors, it comes with your typical accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, and an improved heart rate monitor.