Technology: South Korean Company Samsung introduced its new Gear Fit 2 and the Gear IconX fitness device. The Gear Fit 2 is a fitness band and a successor to the original Gear Fit that was launched in 2014, while the Gear IconX is a pair of wireless earbuds that can also track fitness data.
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 has been priced at $179 (roughly Rs. 12,000) and will be available starting June 10 while the Gear IconX will go on sale beginning in Q3 2016 and price will be revealed at that time.
The Gear Fit 2 features a 1.5-inch curved Super Amole display with a screen resolution of 216×432 pixels. The device is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. It packs a 200mAh battery.
The new band from Samsung also comes with auto activity tracking feature which means users won't have to manually activate the sports band. It can track various movements including running, walking, cycling, or utilising rowing machine or elliptical trainer.
The Samsung Gear IconX cord-free earbuds can track fitness details and also provide users with feedback on their running performance. The new Gear IconX comes with three different sizes of ear tips and wingtips. One of the highlights of the device is it can be activated by simply placing the earbuds in the user's ears. It can track fitness data such as distance, speed, duration, heart rate and calories burned, and syncs with S Health app.
The Gear IconX features a voice guide that provides voice feedback on the user's workout progress and provides a standalone music player. The device packs Bluetooth 4.1 and 4GB inbuilt storage can store up to 1,000 MP3 songs. The earbuds pack 47mAh battery.