Samsung Gear Sport gets an "official launch" film, but no release date


In late August, Samsung announced the Gear Sport, a new Tizen-based smartwatch aimed at very active users. While the company didn't say exactly when the Gear Sport would be released, the smartwatch is likely going to hit shelves in the near future. That's because Samsung today published a Gear Sport "official launch film."  



 



As you can see above, the launch film's main idea is that the Samsung Gear Sport is a smartwatch that enables you to "go beyond fitness." It can do that thanks to stuff like water resistance (up to 50 meters), weight management features, built-in GPS for accurate tracking, and even a standalone music player.  



 



The Gear Sport does not have cellular connectivity, so you can't use it to make calls. However, you can pair it with Android and iOS phones (via Bluetooth) to receive notifications, sync fitness apps, and even respond to text messages. The new wearable can also be used to make purchases via Samsung Pay, thanks to built-in NFC.



 



The official price of the Samsung Gear Sport should be around $350. If you're not yet sure this is a smartwatch for you, feel free to check out our Gear Sport hands-on.



 



source: Samsung Mobile (YouTube) 

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12 Comments

1. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

It's a cool toy. Not worth $350 with no cellular. The Gear S3 is already that cost basically. It's to pricey too. Samsung please update the S3 with those new UI features.

8. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Yeah, that hideous standalone icon that you cannot get rid of is driving me crazy. It’s almost as ugly as the notch on the iphone x.

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 717; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

After reason official announcement on W10M and BB10 had died out, I notice Samsung never announce any new Tizen smartphone as well, do Tizen on smartphone died out like both of them too?

12. VikramDattu

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 11, 2017

They released new model named Samsung Z4 in India few months back which runs on Tizen 3.0 So, I think it's not dead YET. But progress is too slow! :(

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keeping my Gear S3.

9. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Any way to get rid of that ugly ass standalone icon when the gear s3 goes into standalone mode? That thing is going to burn in that icon into the screen.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Never even thought about TBH. too many features, and enjoyment going on with it.

4. Foxgabanna

Posts: 576; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Oh cool its an S3 frontier with new bands! NEXT

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Happy with the Gear S3,and I don't see myself upgrading to a new smartwatch as long as my Gear S3 is still working.

6. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Unless it's an upgraded gear s3 frontier water proof and all like this watch with all of the sensors that the Sport has.

7. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Disappointed with the new gear releases. I just want a Gear s2 classic with a speaker phone that’s not as thick as the lte variant and updated internals

10. gamehead unregistered

the gear s3 cost around the same on amazon.

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