Samsung recently announced two new wearables, the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit2 Pro. They both look great and are miles ahead in terms of design and features compared to the first few Gear wearables Samsung made.
Just like the current crop of smartwatches in the market, the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro are fitness-focused Smartwatches with tracking features geared towards health buffs and active users. These new wearable do not run on Android Wear but on Samsung’s own Tizen OS.
Samsung Gear Sport
The Samsung Gear Sport and the Gear Fit2 pack the same core specifications. The rundown of core specs include water resistance up to 50 meters (165 feet) underwater, real-time heart monitoring sensors, and auto activity detection that promises to split when you’re walking, running, cycling, or performing a so-called “dynamic activity” like basketball or even dancing.
The Samsung Gear Sport has a circular 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 360 x 360 resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor and 768 MB of RAM along with the 4GB of storage. Connectivity features include Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and NFC. The Gear Sport runs on 300 mAh battery and offers wireless charging. The Gear Sport runs on Tizen OS, not Android Wear.
The Samsung Gear Sport comes in black and blue options. Pricing details are yet to be announced.
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro packs a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED screen with 216 x 432 resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Inside the device is a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It also offers Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS. It doesn’t have NFC connectivity. The Gear Fit2 has a host of sensors like an accelerometer, gyro, barometer, and heart-rate monitor. It is powered by a 200 mAh battery.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro will be offered in black and red and is priced at $199.99.