Samsung intros the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX: fitness wearables that are also music players

Samsung intros the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX: fitness wearables that are also music players
Samsung today announced two brand new wearable devices aimed at folks looking to stay fit and healthy. As expected, the two devices are the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and the Samsung Gear IconX.

Succeeding the Gear Fit from 2014, the Gear Fit 2 brings a more ergonomic design, and benefits from an embedded GPS sensor (the original Gear Fit doesn't have one). The new fitness tracker sports a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED screen with 216 x 432 pixels, and, just like its predecessor, it includes a hear rate monitor sensor. The device can act as a standalone music player, and is powered by a dual-core 1 GHz processor, further offering 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, and a 200 mAh battery. Like all respectable fitness bands, the Gear Fit 2 is dust- and water-resistant (IP68 certified - good to survive up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5 meters of water).

The Gear Fit 2 runs Tizen OS, being compatible with smartphones that have at least 1.5 GB of RAM and run Android 4.4 or newer - you'll be able to seamlessly sync your data (steps, distances, calories, etc) via S Health or "other select fitness applications." The new Samsung fitness band will be available in three color variants (black, blue, and pink), and two sizes: small (for wrists between 125 and 170mm), and large (for wrists between 155 and 210 mm).


As for the Gear IconX, these are wireless earbuds that can also track fitness data - including distance, speed, heart rate, and calories burned - and sync with Samsung's S Health app via Bluetooth. The Gear IconX earbuds are activated by simply placing them in your ears, and include a Voice Guide feature for feedback on your workout progress. The Gear IconX can be used as a standalone music player, too, offering 4 GB of internal memory for storing up to 1000 songs. The buds are splash-resistant, and will be available in black, blue, and white. 


Samsung will release the Gear Fit 2 on June 10 in the US, for prices starting at $179.99. The Gear IconX earbuds will be launched sometime next quarter (for an unknown price), so you might find them in stores as soon as July. Interested?  

source: Samsung

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17 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Mi band 2 !!

2. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Those are both tempting devices. I wonder how the sound quality is of the earbuds.

3. ph00ny

Posts: 1993; Member since: May 26, 2011

if it has a decent golf app, it's a done deal

4. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Good thing they have two sizes. Smart move by Samsung.

5. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

That's what I absolutely love of Samsung. Have a smart watch?? Why not add a beautiful display on it? Well done samy

6. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Great looking device.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow. Ear buds with its own storage? Nice! Wonder what they sound like?

8. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Can you even take calls on them

11. MEeee

Posts: 397; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yes. It has a built-in mic.

12. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Are you sure about that? I don't think it has a mic.

13. MEeee

Posts: 397; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Now we turn to copy Microsoft. Samsung=Copying.

10. MEeee

Posts: 397; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Gear Fit was released in April 2014. Microsoft Band released in October 2014. I do believe Samsung actually has a time machine. Samsung even copied everybody making big screen phones.

14. surethom

Posts: 1610; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Does the gear fit track sleep patten? If not it's very poor even the most band 2 jawbone & Microsoft band record full sleep patten.

15. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The old one already could.

16. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

I'm pretty sure the first Gear Fit could, so I'd be surprised if this new one can't

17. Firenze91

Posts: 204; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

am i the only one who is more attracted to that s7 edge rose gold??? looks pretty nice with the gear fit

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