Samsung announces Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and Gear IconX (2018)

Samsung Gear IconX 2nd Gen adds Bixby and boosts battery

The smartwatch, fitness tracking band, and fully wireless earbuds are all updates to previous Samsung Gear products, and are aimed at going "beyond fitness" - meaning Samsung hopes these can be incorporated into everyday life.

The screen is covered in Gorilla Glass 3 which should give it a decent level of protection, but it's not the latest version of the toughened glass, with generation five being used on the latest smartphones. The pricing and availability of the Gear IconX (2018) earbuds will be announced soon.

The IconX 2018 add support for Samsung's Bixby assistant (tap and hold the earbud) for select handsets. In addition to new swim and heart rate monitoring capabilities, it also boasts advanced built-in Global Positioning System tracking to capture your run or ride with accurate activity tracking. It runs on 768MB of RAM and offers 4GB of storage space.

The watch has connected tricks for Samsung ecosystem things: it's able to hook into Samsung Connect to control IoT devices, and it can be a wrist remote for Samsung Gear VR, which is something I've thought about for years.

In addition to the two smart watches, Samsung also announced their new wireless earphones - the Gear IconX 2018 edition. Speaking of swimming, the Gear Sport can track your swim workouts.

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Samsung's Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and Icon X are all variations of designs we've seen before. It's main changes are a more textured band and the water-resistant treatmentBut hey, at least you can choose from red or red/black color options across two different sizes. Sensors include Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light and Barometer.

We suppose we'll just have to wait and see what the company has in store for us, so do keep in mind to tune in during IFA 2017 and Samsung's live stream if this is something you might be interested in.

It also means the screen is a touch sharper than the Gear S3, which boasts the same resolution with a larger 1.3-inch display - reducing the number of pixels per inch. 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.

It comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou and NFC connectivity. These earbuds can also stream music via Bluetooth 4.2. To complement this, Samsung has upgraded its S Health app with a dedicated swimming section and partnered with Speedo to build a bespoke app. They help you continuously monitor your heart activity - whether it's enjoying a stress-free nap or an invigorating cycling class. ● Premium Partnerships: Daily activity can be supplemented with updated Under Armour and Spotify partnerships. These earphones will be sold in black, gray and pink.

The new Gear Fit2 Pro heads for pre-orders tomorrow, August 31, and arrives in stores on September 15.

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