Consumer electronics giant, Samsung is the most popular and most trusted brand in that industry in India. Earlier today, the company launched two new awesome devices in its wearables department. Both Gear Sport, a versatile smartwatch that looks sleek, and Gear Fit2 Pro, a GPS sports band, have smart features.
These two devices will be available for sale in India from December at a price of INR 22,990 and INR 13,590 respectively. The two new Gear devices from Samsung were designed with the aim of optimizing each day for a user.
Following the successful launch of Gear S3, the two new models would cement the place of Samsung in the hearts of wearable devices users. A key factor that contributes to this success is Samsung’s speciality at understanding the various levels of consumer behaviour while designing products that still meets the desired level of seriousness and activity needed by a basic user. Users with advanced needs are still catered for as the new products have GPS enabled tracking for both athletics and swimming. They are also 50m water resistant.
Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 both have revolutionary factors that give it a wide array of features. For the Gear Sport, it is made from premium steel and sports the acclaimed rotating bezel user interface, giving it a stylish appearance. While for Gear Fit2, it is a futuristic-looking fitness band that sports an ergonomic curved super AMOLED display.
Going beyond fitness, both devices would compel you to change your definition of fitness as they were designed to support users lifestyle regardless of the level of activities. Just imagine a device that gives you a record of what you do all day. From sunrise to sunset, each hour of the 24-hour day is accounted for, whether you are relaxing, exercising or whatever activity.
The devices leverage on certain third party and Samsung apps to deliver the amazing features they have. Gear sport goes an extra mile by having special utilities and services like being able to get Uber from your wrist, getting gameplay analytics for your tennis game and losing weight with a nutrition management application.
Aditya Babbar, General Manager, Samsung India, said at the launch today that: “At Samsung, we celebrate the everyday athlete. With the launch of Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, we continue to build on our wearables heritage of offering diverse choices to enhance consumers’ unique lifestyles. We have introduced new smart capabilities, easy-to-use features and partnered with leading names in tech and fitness to help consumers go beyond fitness and live an active, balanced and fulfilling life.”
Below are the innovative features packed in Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro to help users have a balanced lifestyle:
Cutting Edge Fitness Features
Industry-Leading Water Resistance and Swim Tracking
Going for a swim, whether it be laps or just playing in the pool? You definitely want these two devices with you. Worry not, they are waterproof, after all, the 5 ATM water resistance certification isn’t a wallpaper. Another cool thing? You will have access to the latest swimming training app from Speedo. Now you can track your lap counts, lap time, stroke time and other analytics on your Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro.
Top-of-the-line Heart Rate Monitoring
Most similar fitness devices have a heart rater monitor. What sets these two devices apart is the improved accuracy with with they offer real-time heart rate monitoring. The best part? You can monitor this anytime, regardless of what activity you’re engaged in. Be it jogging or even sleeping!
Auto Activity Detection
Assuming you just woke from a nap and immediately went out for a jog, your Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 are equipped with auto activity detection, so you won’t need to keep manually staying on top of things. These devices were built to be able to synchronize with your body’s activity. Thus it recognizes activities like running, walking, cycling, and can also read dynamic activities like playing soft ball or dancing.
In addition to all these, the daily data it gathers can help you analyze your activities and yes, in activities. You also get to know if you had quality sleep or you were just keeping your eyes closed.
Being products aimed at enhancing a fitness lifestyle, Samsung secured premium partnerships with various fitness apps and services as a way of supplementing what they are already providing. You can have access to an all round fitness solution with an Under Armour partnerships. This will give you access to Under Armour Record™, MapMyRun®, MyFitnessPal® and Endomondo™ for tracking sleep, exercises and other fitness activities.
Gear Sport’s rotating bezel UI makes it easy to view information like alerts, messages and other alerts on an AMOLED 1.2-inch display. The amazing thing also works offline!
Everyone knows military grade products have top notch security and features. One of such are the Samsung new releases, Gear Sport and Gear Fit2. They both blend with whatever occasion you find yourself, making it easy to transition from a gym afternoon session to a night out with the gang.
Gear sport comes in black and blue colours with a 1.2″ Circular Super AMOLED
360° display. With a 4GB internal memory and 768MB RAM, it runs on the Tizen operating system. Its 300mAh battery is capable of wireless charging. The device is compatible with Samsung smartphones with Android 4.0 and above.
Gear Fit2 comes in black and red colours, with a 1.5” Curved Super AMOLED
216 x 432 display. With a 4GB Internal memory and 512MB RAM, it runs on the Tizen operating system. Its 200mAh battery charges with Pogo type. The device is compatible with Samsung smartphones with Android 4.0 and above.