Samsung Gear Sport is official: 1.2" Super AMOLED display, 5ATM water resistance

Samsung just announced its newest smartwatch, the Gear Sport

Armed with a sleek, minimalist design, a round Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 by 360 pixels, and an improved interface, the Gear Sport is a wearable aimed at the athletes and sport-savvy folks out there making it easier to meet your health and wellness goals as easy as it gets. 

See also: Samsung Gear Sport hands-on

The Gear Sport is well-equipped to endure almost anything you might throw at it while practicing your favorite sport – aside from being shock-proof as per the MIL-STD-810G standard, but as a whole, we see the gadget mostly aimed at swimmers. It's not only water-resistant up to 5 atmospheres, but also comes with Speedo On, a dedicated swimming training app, which enables you to track the most important metrics like lap times, stroke types, and so on. Overall, great news for swimmers. 

Samsung also unveiled two new other wearables at IFA. Read more here:


The Gear Sport also boasts a real-time heartrate monitor that will constantly measure up your heartrate no matter whether you're exercising or resting. There's also full-blown GPS functionality on board. To top things off, the smartwatch also features premium access to Under Armour's range of apps — UA Record, MyFitnessPal, MapMyRun and Endomondo — as well as Spotify so that you can match your activity with your favorite tunes. Finally, its automatic activity detection is able to discern whether you're walking, running, cycling, or performing another dynamic activity.

Here are the Gear Sport's full specs at a glance:

Samsung Gear Sport
Operating systemTizen OS
Display1.2" circular Super AMOLED
360 x 360 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
ChipsetDual-core, 1.0GHz
Size24.9 x 44.6 x 11.6 mm, 50gr (without watch bands)
Strap size20mm
RAM and storage768MB RAM, 4GB storage
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
SensorsAccelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, heart-rate monitor, ambient light
Battery300mAh, wireless charging
ResistanceIP68 water-resistance up to 50 meters, MIL_STD-810G shock-proof
Compatible with Samsung Galaxy running Android 4.3 or later;
Android devices running Android 4.4 or later;
iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, iPhone 5s running iOS 9 or later
Colors Black, Blue

The gadget also comes with full compatibility with a range of Samsung IoT smart home gadgets, meaning that you can easily control your smart fridge or AC with Samsung Connect. Wireless payments are also on the menu: the Gear Sport fully supports Samsung Pay thanks to the built-in NFC module. You can also use it as a remote control for select gadgets.

The Gear Sport will come in Blue and Black, and allows users to change between a range of compatible 20mm straps. We don't have any specific pricing and availability info just yet, but rest assured we will keep you posted should anything pops up.

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25 Comments

1. adecvat

Posts: 646; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Why sport? Battery too small for sports activity.

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

This not the gear S3 succesor

4. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hope not. A definite step back in design of it is.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well neither device have "S" in the name so its not related to the Gear S. Gear Sport seems very specific as is Gear S. They are all Gear devices and that is all they have in common.

7. nikhil23

Posts: 469; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

you do know that gear s3 get's you ~ 4 days of battery life right ? A similar battery on s3 sport should give you about same battery life

12. jellmoo

Posts: 2625; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Ehhhh, only if you set it to use minimal battery. My Gear S3 gives me about 2 days, maybe 2.5.

3. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Gear fit pro vs gear sport? Why would Samsung compete with itself

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They aren't the same and they aren't competing with itself. It's called choice.

5. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I need another gear s2 classic with upgrades. Speaker phone for Sure

13. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Get the Gear S3 classic. It has a speakerphone.

24. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Gear S3 classic is too big.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Gear S2 has that, if you had bought the 3G model and not the WiFi only model. You have to read what you buy. Carriers usually have the 3G model because they can tie you to a plan. I do know VZW had the WiFi only model of the GS2, before they vested into the GS3. I think VZW skipped the GS2(3G) because they are stupid.

6. Nicoglx

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 23, 2017

Will it have whatsapp? Or just notifications like the Gear s3?

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It's essentially just a new type of S3, not a full cycle upgrade. Should've been called the S3 Active like the phones

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But its not a Gear S. Because it doesn't have phone capabilities. So no, it shouldn't be called a Gear S3 Active

8. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

It's for those people who want to spend $300 on a watch that looks like it cost $29.99

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Gears (none of them) look like they cost 29.99. I think you are confused with the Apple Watch!

21. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I love this savagery level lol

22. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

False savagery gets you hyped?

23. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Even you don't believe that

10. apple-rulz

Posts: 2195; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Cheap looking sports watch. Big step backwards from the S3 Frontier and Classic, this won't sell well.

11. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Does look cheap.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice watch, but my Gear S3 stays. It does have a cool ass design, with the circle over the square though.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If this works with MapMyRide, I will surely be buying this for my cycling.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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