Samsung Refreshes Wearable Lineup With New Gear Fit and Standalone Gear IconX Earbuds


As expected, Samsung has just taken the wraps off a new set of fitness-focused wearables, the new Gear Fit, an out and out fitness tracker and the Gear IconX, a fitness tracker in an earbud’s body that also doubles up as an MP3 player.

The Gear Fit 2, as the leaks had intimated, features an embedded GPS, a heart rate monitor and a 1.5-inch Super AMOLED curved display with a high-resolution (216 x 432 pixels) colour touch screen for accurate fitness tracking and measurement. Other specifications include a processor clocked at 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, a 200mAh battery unit and IP68 certification (dust and water resistance). Like its other wearables, Samsung has upgraded the Gear Fit 2 to its Tizen operating system as well. It also syncs with S Health, Samsung’s health app which can be installed on an Android smartphones and has a built-in stand-alone music player.


The Gear IconX, on the other hand, is a pair of cordless earbuds that are not just there for the music but also have built-in sensors to track fitness data such as distance, speed, duration, heart rate and calories burned. It also has Bluetooth 4.1 for syncing with compatible smartphones using S Health as well as 4 GB internal storage for holding as much as 1,000 songs in MP3 format. The Gear IconX has a 47mAh battery. They have capacitive touch controls and automatically turn on when placed in ears. Buyers of the device will also be getting a 315mAh battery case.


The Gear IconX starts selling in Q3 for $199 in black, white and blue colours. The Gear Fit 2 will go on sale on June 10th in black, pink and blue colours for $179 in two variants: large and small.


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