Samsung unveils fitness wearables with launch of Gear Fit2 and IconX

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Fit2 is a curved fitness tracker with an embedded GPS and a heart rate monitor, while IconX are cord-free earbuds that can track fitness information

Samsung has unveiled a new range of wearables aimed at tackling the fitness market.

The Samsung Gear Fit2 is a curved fitness tracker which features an embedded GPS and a heart rate monitor. It has a 1.5-inch AMOLED screen and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM.

10_SM-R360_dynamic_black_Standard_Online_SIt has 4GB of in-built memory and comes in two sizes – a small band, which weighs 28g, and a larger version, which weighs 30g. It runs on the open-source Tizen operating system and can connect to both Android and iOS devices.

The Fit2 can also be used for notifications (SNS, call, email, applications, schedule) and as a standalone music player.

The Gear Fit2 will be available from the 10th June 2016 costing around $180 (£124) band

IconX

The IconX earphones are wireless “hearable” devices that come with an in-built heart rate monitor and accelerometer. This enables tracking of fitness data such as distance, speed, duration, heart rate and calories burned.

It also includes a Voice Guide feature that provides voice feedback on the user’s workout progress, also offers standalone music, storing up to 1,000 MP3s with 4GB of memory.

Gear IconX Product 5Samsung UK VP for IT and mobile Conor Pierce said: “Samsung has pioneered and led the wearables category over the last few years. The Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX are designed to help those striving to live more fit and active lives, offering features to enhance existing exercise routines as well as a standalone music player to keep users motivated.

“These new additions to Samsung’s portfolio allow fitness fans and beginners alike to get more out of their fitness experience.”

The Gear IconX will be available from July 2016. Pricing for the IconX will be $199 (£138) and they will come in three colours: black, blue, and white

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