Samsung launches Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX fitness gadgets

The new Samsung Gear Fit2 is a fitness tracker that comes with built-in GPS and heart rate monitor.
The new Samsung Gear Fit2 is a fitness tracker that comes with built-in GPS and heart rate monitor.PHOTO: SAMSUNG
The Samsung Gear Fit2 (left) compared to the Fitbit Charge HR.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 (left) compared to the Fitbit Charge HR.ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN

SINGAPORE - The rumours and leaks about Samsung next fitness tracker have turned out to be accurate: Samsung has just announced the Gear Fit2 ($298).

Running on Samsung's own Tizen operating system, the Gear Fit2 is equipped with built-in GPS, heart rate monitor, gyroscope and accelerometer to accurately track distance and your exercise intensity during your workouts.

The Gear Fit2 has a slim and sleek design with a 1.5-inch curved touchscreen display (432 x 216 pixels) and packs a dual-core 1GHz processor with 512MB of system memory. This fitness tracker gives you real-time audio feedback about your workout and displays notifications when paired with an Android (4.4 or above) smartphone.

It also doubles up as a standalone music player with 4GB of internal storage. You just need a pair of Bluetooth headphones.

The Samsung Gear Fit2 will be available in black, blue or pink from June 10.


The new Samsung Gear IconX is a cordless pair of in-ear headphones that plays music and doubles up as an activity tracker. PHOTO: SAMSUNG

Samsung has also launched the Gear IconX, a pair of cord-free Bluetooth in-ear headphones that doubles up as a fitness tracker too. It syncs with the Samsung S Health app, allowing you to track fitness data like distance, speed, duration and calories burned.

The Gear IconX comes with three different sizes of eartips and wingtips for a secure and comfortable fit. When you place them in your ears, the headphones automatically powers up.

Also included is a Voice Guide feature that provides users with instant voice feedback on the progress of their workout. Users can also control music playback with a simple tap or swipe. It comes with Bluetooth capability and 4GB of internal memory.

The Samsung Gear IconX will start retailing sometime later in the third quarter this year, and comes in black, blue and white.