Thursday, June 2, 2016

Samsung Announces Gear Fit 2 Wearable And Gear Icon X Earbuds

Samsung today announced two new fitness wearables. The Gear Fit 2 is a second generation activity tracker with GPS and heart rate monitor. Like the original the Fit 2 has a curved, Super AMOLED touchscreen that can be used to track activity as well as check notifications.

The device can record workouts automatically and transfer fitness data to Samsung's S Health app and play locally stored music. The Fit 2 runs Samsung's Tizen operating system sports a 200mAh battery and goes on sale June 10.

The Icon X is a pair of Bluetooth wireless earbuds. Each earbud contains its own 47mAh battery. The carrying case holds another 315mAh battery to recharge the earbuds. The Icon X are activated when users place them in their ears. The earbuds are able to track distance, speed, duration, pulse, and burned calorie data, and offers voice guidance for feedback during workouts and also stores up to 1,000 songs with 4 GB of internal storage. The earbuds feature capacitive controls to make them easier to use.

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 will launch in the U.S. on June 10 for $179, while the Gear Icon X will follow later in Q3 for $199. Like the Gear S2, the devices will work with all Android phones running version 4.4 and up.

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