Thursday, 11 August 2016

Samsung Gear Fit2 fitness tracker, Gear IconX wireless earbuds launched in India

In addition to the Galaxy Note7, Samsung also launched Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker and Gear IconX wireless earbuds in India. The Gear Fit 2 (black, pink and blue) have been priced at Rs. 13,990, while the Gear Icon X (black, blue and white) is priced Rs. 13,490, and both will be available by the end of August.

Samsung Gear Fit2
The Gear Fit 2 runs Tizen OS and is able to automatically track a range of activities such as running, walking, cycling, yoga or utilizing rowing machine or elliptical trainer. It can measure distance, pace, route and calories burned.

The Gear Fit 2 comes with inbuilt GPS and a series of sensors including gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, and heart-rate. It works as a standalone music player and also plays motivational soundtrack over Bluetooth to keep you moving. It also connects to your smartphone and display notifications for calls, texts, appointments and messages.

The fitness tracker has a 1.5-inch Curved AMOLED screen with 216 x 432 resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. It is backed by 200mAh battery and is IP68 rated for dust and water resistance.The data collected by Gear Fit 2 syncs with your smartphone via S Health app  and other select fitness applications. 

Samsung Gear IconX
The Gear IconX is a smart pair of earbuds that shas fitness tracking capabilities, and also doubles as a standalone music player. The wearable gets activated when you place them in your ears and is capable of tracking heart rate, distance, speed and calories, and syncs with S-health app via Bluetooth to see the stats on your smartphone.

It features Voice Guide that offers voice feed back on your workout progress. It also works as a standalone music player, and you can swipe or tap the earbuds to control music and volume. By tapping and holding the touchpad on the earbud, you can launch activity tracking and receive real time status update, as well.

The Gear IconX is splash resistant (P2i nano coating, comes with 4GB storage which can store up to 1,000 songs and is backed by 47mAh battery. They come with a carrying case that packs 315mAh battery for charging the earbuds.

The Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX are compatible with devices running Android 4.4 and up and have at least 1.5GB RAM.

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