In June of last year, Samsung debuted the Gear IconX wireless earbuds as well as the Gear Fit2 fitness wearable. Now the successors to each of those devices, as well as an all-new smartwatch, have been unveiled.
Today Samsung officially announced three new devices: the Gear Sport smartwatch, the Gear Fit2 Pro fitness tracking wearable, and the Gear IconX 2018 wireless headphones. Samsung announced each device with its own focus on fitness, while some even feature sleep tracking and nutrition monitoring.
First up is the Gear Sport, which features a 1.2-inch circular 360×360 AMOLED display, an Always On function and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Gear Sport is equipped with a dual-core 1GHz processor and Samsung’s Tizen operating system, and it features a 20mm strap.
Also included with the Gear Sport is 768MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage, while the battery measures in at 300mAh. As far as compatibility with other devices goes, if you have a Samsung Galaxy device, it will need to be running Android 4.3 or later to connect. Any other Android device needs to be running Android 4.4 or later. And for iPhones you’ll need an iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6s Plus, SE, or an iPhone 5 running iOS 9.0 or later.
The Gear Sport will be available with a black or blue strap.
Next, the Gear Fit2 Pro. It has a 1.5-inch curved AMOLED display with a 216×430 resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. There’s a dual-core 1GHz processor, Tizen, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of built-in storage, a 200mAh battery, and a small strap (fits 125~165mm wrist sizes) or large strap (fits 158~205mm wrist sizes). It’s got the same compatibility as the Gear Sport for Android and iOS devices and comes in black or red.
And finally, the new Gear IconX 2018. These will be available in pink, gray, and black, and they are outfitted with 4GB of built-in storage per earbud. They connect with Bluetooth 4.2 and each battery in the earbud is 82mAh. Samsung says battery life will last 7 hours on standalone mode (not connected to a phone for music playback), or 5 hours in Bluetooth mode. The charging case has a 340mAh battery and can provide one extra charge on the go. The Gear IconX 2018 connect to Android devices running Android 4.4 or later that have 1.5GB of RAM on board or more.
Samsung also confirmed that the Gear IconX 2018 are the newest devices to support Bixby integration. Just tap-and-hold on an earbud and bring up the digital personal assistant.
Which of these new devices are you planning on picking up?