Samsung has introduced new additions to its existing fitness wearable portfolio. Technically, only two of these are new: the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro. The Gear IconX is an update of the existing IconX wireless earbuds.
The Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro share similar features in terms of having 5 ATM of water resistance, advanced heart-rate monitoring, automatic activity detection, and access to premium partnerships with Under Armour and Spotify.
Where they defer is in how much else they can do beyond simply being a fitness tracker. In the case of the Gear Sport, this is a whole lot more. The wearable is also capable of controlling other devices in Samsung’s home appliance eco-system through Samsung Connect. It can also function as a remote control for the Samsung Gear VR headset (which we think gives it a very scifi vibe). Finally, its built in NFC technology allows the wearer to use Samsung Pay.
On the other hand, the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro has a far more modest proposition. It’s a basic fitness band with built in GPS for route tracking. Which may appeal to those who really just want a fitness band without all the extra bells and whistles. It also features a marginally larger display – 1.5-inch over 1.2-inches on the Gear Sport.
Finally, the Samsung Gear IconX is a fitness tuned pair of wireless earbuds. What’s really new in this case is the addition of Bixby integration, allowing the wearer to control Samsung’s newest AI assistant by tapping and holding one of the earbuds.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro will arrive in Malaysia at the end of September; while the other two wearables will be made available in November. No prices have been provided for any of the devices.