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Samsung unveils new Gear lineup at IFA

Written by Matti Vähäkainu @ 31 Aug 2017 3:00 User comments (1)

Samsung unveils new Gear lineup at IFA

The consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany is officially open to public starting tomorrow but the press has been roaming the trade show for two days now. Yesterday Samsung held their press conference and unveiled new smart products.
Among the newly introduced electronics were three new Gear devices that are for people on the move, Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX (2018). Gear Sport is Samsung's new smartwatch that is, like the same suggests, aimed at people who are into exercising and sports. Likewise the Gear Fit2 Pro activity tracker is for the people on the move.

Both of them feature GPS, heart rate monitoring, and path and calorie tracking. However, they are aimed specifically towards swimmers, since both of them are waterproof up to 50 meters and feature Speedo swim tracking. They also support Spotify Offline if you have a Premium account.

The Gear Fit2 Pro is hitting the stores on September 15 for 229 euros. Gear Sport will be released some time this fall.

The third Gear product is a revamped IconX headphones. The all wireless earbuds include a five hour battery time (up from just hour and a half) with up to seven hours listening time if listened from the 4GB internal memory. The earbuds can be charged in their case. Prices were not revealed yet but the Gear IconX (2018) will be going on sale later this year.

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11.9.2017 12:09

Ugh.......VERY VERY FEW use this stuff............enough to turn a profit for Samsung???? I find hard to believe.

Those with smart watches are just ridiculous.....some exceptions for those CONSTANTLY needing attention to their phones that keep in pocket/purse like medical field or owners/managers waiting for call/text to mitigate an emergency of some sort.

Otherwise, you HAVE to have your phone with you at all times to use these things and their main features. Even the LTE LG watch needs the phone to do half the things.

People just are so trendy without even a thought or care of practicality.

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