Samsung has just revealed two new fitness wearables – the Gear Fit2 and the Gear IconX – which are designed to be easily incorporated into our lives to provide precise tracking and health information.
The Gear Fit2 is a wrist band that has embedded GPS and a heart rate monitor to provide instant feedback on the user’s workout.
The Gear IconX are cord-free earbuds which can track fitness information while listening to music on the go.
“We are committed to offering Australians mobile and wearable technology that can help them reach their lifestyle goals,” said Prasad Gokhale Samsung Australia vice president mobile division.
“With the Gear Fit 2, we are proud to be releasing a device that directly supports Australian lifestyles, through helping make fitness and well-being goals easier to achieve.
“IconX pairs seamlessly with our mobile wellness app, S Health, helping to create a personalised fitness solution for Australians from a range of fitness levels. IconX is the ultimate stylish workout companion.
“Building on our legacy in the wearables category, 2016 is a pivotal year for both wearables and the mobile category, offering Australians even more from their personal technology.”
The Gear Fit2 activity bracelet has a sleek design and a slim fit and can be worn all day and all night.
Onboard is a 1.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display so you can easily monitor your fitness and see notifications from your smartphone.
With GPS and a heart-rate monitor onboard, the Gear Fit2 can accurately track users in all kinds of activities that are detected automatically.
The device works closely with Samsung’s S Health app to make it easy to track your progress and challenge your friends.
The lightweight cordless earbuds provide a comfortable fit and are activated simply by placing them in your ears.
The tiny earbuds can not only provide your music but can also track things like distance, speed and calories burned.
And through the contacts on the back of the Gear IconX, it can also work out your heart rate as well.
The Gear IconX links to your mobile device via Bluetooth and has an internal storage capacity of 4GB which is enough room for about 1000 songs.
The Gear Fit2 will be available in Australia from June 10 while the Gear IconX will be released in Q3. Pricing for either product has yet to be announced.
Stay tuned to Tech Guide for a complete review of these products in the coming weeks.