Samsung showcases 3 new wearable devices ahead of IFA

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro hands-on: A souped up Gear Fit with swim tracking

Samsung announced each device with its own focus on fitness, while some even feature sleep tracking and nutrition monitoring.

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. Samsung hasn't confirmed the pricing and availability details at this point in time. Samsung gave it a round display and a slightly squared-off bezel, creating a rugged, Casio G-Shock kind of vibe. The device is smaller that the Samsung Gear S3 which was released previous year at this event.

Samsung's Kate Beaumont said the three new devices were aimed at "people who see no boundary between their life and their wellness".

The watch is sleek and minimal with user-swappable 20mm straps, but it still has military-grade durability.

Revealing the partnership overnight in Berlin, Germany, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Speedo International Ltd. are launching a new platform to help swimmers track their activity. 5 ATM waterproofing makes it usable even while swimming while heart rate monitoring keeps your body's engine in check.

In addition, Gear Sport will be able to control Samsung's IoT devices, act as a remote control, pay for goods using NFC.

As for the other features on the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro, it also offers built-in Global Positioning System and heart rate monitoring, so you've got everything you need to leave your smartphone at home for the morning run. Samsung Gear Sport is powered by a dual core processor.

Under the hood the Samsung Gear Sport packs in a Snapdragon 2100 chipset and 768MB of RAM, while there's 4GB of storage as well.

Samsung has partnered with leading galleries and museums such as the LUMAS, Saatchi Art, and Sedition to further enhance The Frame as an art-centric device within the home.

The Gear Fit2 Pro has a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED screen, running at 216 x 432 resolution and protected with Gorilla Glass 3.

Like the original sporty Gear IconX buds, the 2018 edition are truly wireless and will still track your fitness.

Like Samsung's Gear S3, mobile payments will be support, but unlike the S3, it will only handle Near-Field Communication, meaning Samsung's regular reliance on Magnetic Stripe Technology ("MST") won't be found on this model. 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 version of its Gear IconX activity tracking earbuds come with a refined design that promises a more comfortable experience. Naturally you'll need to have your phone with you for this to work. There's also a continuous heart rate monitor on the back, which can take a reading every second.



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