New Samsung event scheduled for June 2, Gear Fit 2 likely to be announced then

Samsung is planning to announce something later this week. The company sent out invites for a media event that's going to take place in New York City, on June 2, when we will "experience how Samsung’s devices work together to create a Galaxy of Possibility."

Since this isn't an Unpacked event, we're pretty sure that there will be no new smartphones to see. Instead, Samsung will probably announce the Gear Fit 2 - its next generation activity tracker that should replace the original Gear Fit (released back in 2014).

According to various leaked photos, the Gear Fit 2 isn't too different from the original Gear Fit, allegedly sporting a curved AMOLED display with 216 x 432 pixels, and featuring rubbery bands of various colors. The device will be dust- and water-resistant (IP68-certified), running Tizen OS. GPS, a dual-core processor, and 512 MB of RAM should be on board as well. At launch, the original Gear Fit was priced at $199, so we think the new model won't cost more than $200. But we'll see about that.

Alongside the Gear Fit 2, Samsung might also announce a brand new pair of touch-controlled Bluetooth earbuds dubbed Gear IconX. It's said that these are dust- and water-resistant, too, offering 4 GB of internal memory - thus being able to replace your music player (if you have one).

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5 Comments

1. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

Hmm, if no phone then why do they mention Galaxy in the invite?

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31284; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Announce the Note 6/7

3. kevv2288

Posts: 298; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

The original gear fit didnt run tizen or Android it was just a basic os. Im curios to see how it operates different

4. ph00ny

Posts: 2052; Member since: May 26, 2011

If it's lighter and does all the fitness functions well along with notification, i don't see anything wrong with that. It's an odd form factor anyways

5. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

More garbage from Samsung coming up!

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