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Samsung gets moving with Gear smartwatch, smartband, smartbuds

Samsung gets moving with Gear smartwatch, smartband, smartbuds

The company is also using its stage at IFA to introduce the Gear Fit2 Pro, a new version of the company's fitness band that features most of the above mentioned tracking features, along with a more comfortable band.

Samsung's latest smartwatch was announced at the pre-IFA 2017 press event - the Samsung Gear Sport.

The new products are arriving just days after Fitbit announced a new smartwatch and wireless headphones, and just several weeks before Apple is expected to release a new Apple Watch. Everything from measuring the number of strokes or lap times, to tracking which stroke the user is doing is all possible on the 5ATM certified** Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro with the Speedo app.

Samsung didn't give pricing or availability.

The Portfolio of Samsung now has a brand new smartwatch and the objective of the smartwatch is justified by its title, the Gear Sport.

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Samsung Gear Sport has 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED Always on display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It's not meant to replace that watch, but it's a smaller and you might say more fun wearable with an assortment of band options and numerous features that have made Samsung's wearables notable. A new Speedo app tracks swimming, while an improved Under Armour app tracks calorie intake and adds on-watch input tools.

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro comes out into the markets with a clasp-fastened strap which ensures it does not slip off and fall while you are engaged in a sporting activity.

All the usual sports and exercise tracking options return, of course, along with Global Positioning System tracking and automatic activity detection, so you don't even have to tell the band what you're getting up to for it to record. Following six months of partnership, Samsung is now the global leader in connected auto technology, with more than 50 million cars on the road worldwide powered by HARMAN and Samsung technology. Gear Fit2 Pro's Super AMOLED curved 1.5-inch display and a high-resolution color touchscreen make real-time updates and notifications easier to read. There's no option to choose your assistant, so if you pair your IconX to a Samsung device you'll be stuck with Bixby, pair them to a Pixel and you're getting Google Assistant and so on. It contains the same 4GB of storage as the Gear Sport, but only 512MB RAM, instead of 768MB.

It'll be able to control your smart home devices, and it also features NFC and Samsung Pay. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro Fitness band comes out in two variants - one small sized and another large sized. It features an industry-leading 150 watts of suction power and 40-minutes of battery time-twice as long as traditional batteries-with a battery lifespan of five years. The new Gear devices assist with a range of activities - from robust fitness tracking to nutrition and sleep monitoring, as well as motivational coaching as a lifestyle companion.