Samsung unveils Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear Fit2 Pro fitness tracker
31 August, 2017, 01:46 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
You have to credit Samsung for its chutzpah. We aren't sure about the latter if you choose to stick with the stock rubber strap, but the good news is Samsung has been working hard on giving you options here: there should be about 23 different band types available from Samsung for the Gear Sport, including ones that come with rubber on the inside and leather on the outside.
Behind the scenes the watch is powered by a dual-core processor and 4 GB of storage, which again matches its predecessors from a year ago. It comes only in one size 42mm and one size band at 20mm width.
There's even a Speedo On app pre-installed on the watch to allow you to connect with other swimmers, and gives you access to training plans. These earbuds can also stream music via Bluetooth 4.2. At 11.6mm thick, it's still a hefty watch, but not unreasonably so-a Rolex Daytona measures 11.2mm. The new Gear devices are created to assist with a range of activities, whether it is robust fitness t racking and nutrition, or sleep monitoring and even motivational coaching as a lifestyle companion (and they're cheaper than hiring a 24/7 personal trainer to whip your behind into shape). It's smaller, too, at 42mm instead of the S3's 46mm, but it keeps key S3 features like heart-rate tracking, GPS, and a rotating bezel. Samsung has also partnered with Spotify to make the Samsung Gear Sport the first smartwatch to offer Spotify offline playback, which was a heavily requested feature for their Gear S3 smartwatch.
Fitness sells smartwatches. So say most players in wearables, Samsung included. The catch for us is that the Gear Sport is running the Tizen OS as opposed to Android Wear, but Samsung emphasized that to date there are now thousands of apps and watch faces available for Tizen.
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Just like the Gear S3, the Gear Sport features a 1.2-inch circular AMOLEDdisplay running at a resolution of 360x360pixels and pixel density of 302ppi. While it is extremely reminiscent of the previous Gear watch, the Gear Sport feels more like a slight course correction for the wearable series.
The Gear Sport's wildcard, as always, lies within its Tizen operating system.
Away from fitness, these buds are also Bixby-friendly so you can tap and hold one earbud to use your voice to control your music. Importantly, it's comfortable and doesn't wobble about like so many ill-fitting wearables. Any other Android device needs to be running Android 4.4 or later.
Having been on the market for over two years, the Watch has made itself a must-have for followers of the tech giant, and is slowly becoming one of their most popular items - defying critics and analysts who thought it might just be a flash in the pan. Samsung's betting that a lot of Android users are looking for something that looks like a watch and works like a Fitbit.
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