Samsung's Gear Sport is a rugged smartwatch with a fitness focus


This altered quite heavily depending on how hard the band was pushed and whether Global Positioning System was on or off. Samsung didn't give me a estimated battery life for the Gear Fit 2 Pro, but considering it the same 200 mAh battery I would say they'll last a similar amount of time. Gear Fit2 Pro will be available on September 15, 2017 through Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Macys,, Sprint and U.S. Cellular.

That gives you a 302ppi pixel density, which in short means the screen should be sharp and clear, as well as colorful thanks to Samsung's AMOLED screen technology.

Functionality-wise, Samsung claims to have upgraded the heart rate sensor to a more precise and reliable one, which is very good news.

Samsung also promoted premium Frame TVs during the event.

The most exciting partnership, though, is with Speedo.

There's also no MST payment option for Samsung Pay, meaning you pay with your Gear Sport via NFC but not on older magnetic stripe terminals.

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The data from Speedo On is also compatible with Samsung Health, Samsung's comprehensive fitness tracking platform, to deliver a broader picture of health and wellness information.

The Samsung Gear Sport will work with Samsung Galaxy phones running Android 4.3 or later, other Android handsets with Android 4.4 or later and even on the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE and 5 using iOS 9.0 or later. The providence of the Gear Sport is clear when you use it, though. "Our new Samsung Gear wearables help consumers "go beyond fitness" and enjoy an active, balanced and fulfilled life in a smart and seamless way", Koh added.

One of the biggest improvements coming to the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro is in the form of improved water resistance up to 5ATM (50 meters). It too has a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor and runs Tizen, though with 768 MB of RAM along with the 4GB of storage. Gone are the days of rugged devices looking bulky and chunky (well, mostly) without offering high-end features.

The watch has connected tricks for Samsung ecosystem things: it's able to hook into Samsung Connect to control IoT devices, and it can be a wrist remote for Samsung Gear VR, which is something I've thought about for years. It features an industry-leading 150 watts of suction power and 40-minutes of battery time-twice as long as traditional batteries-with a battery lifespan of five years.

Finally, the new Gear Icon X earbuds feature an updated design that should be more ergonomic on the ears, plus you still get the automatic tracking of running activities.

Top-of-the-line Heart Rate Monitoring: With improved accuracy, the devices offer advanced real-time heart rate monitoring... continuously monitor your heart activity.