The device is smaller that the Samsung Gear S3 which was released previous year at this event.
It is paired with two new Samsung devices, so swimmers have options. Aiming for users with active lifestyles and health goals, Samsung is unveiling its latest trio of wearable devices, the Gear Sport smartwatch, Gear Fit2 Pro tracker, and Gear IconX earbuds, all of them with the same goal in mind: to keep you moving and have fun while doing so.
What's more, these headphones also have 4GB of internal storage, allowing you to store your favorite songs and listen to them even without connecting to a smartphone via Bluetooth.
The 300mAh battery is allegedly enough to push the Gear Sport through four days of usage-I obviously can't comment on that based on my limited time with the watch. On the top of everything with the Gear line, the new smart-wear is going to more advantageous and simpler. Samsung gave it a round display and a slightly squared-off bezel, creating a rugged, Casio G-Shock kind of vibe.
Your choice of colors is blue or black with a red interior, and there are small and a large sizes too, so you can pick up one that's right for your wrist. You can tap on the 1.2-inch display to take calls, chat with Bixby, or control your smart-home devices. At 11.6mm thick, it's still a hefty watch, but not unreasonably so-a Rolex Daytona measures 11.2mm. Users will probably be split on this-if the Gear S3 fit you fine, you'd probably lament the loss of MST.
It's not just a watch, though. This Gear Fit2 Pro and the also announced Gear Sport smartwatch will be the first wearable devices to run Speedo's app.
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro comes out into the markets with a clasp-fastened strap which ensures it does not slip off and fall while you are engaged in a sporting activity. It is compatible with phones running on Android 4.4 or higher and iOS 7.0 or higher. Speaking of swimming, the Gear Sport can track your swim workouts. But you can't do much of anything with a Gear Sport and an iPhone.
But even though the Gear Sport is considered a sports watch - it's also a jack of all trades.
The Gear Sport's wildcard, as always, lies within its Tizen operating system.
Keeping track of how many lengths you've done should be a cinch, thanks to a dedicated Speedo swimming app, which can count lap times and record which stroke you're using too. Importantly, it's comfortable and doesn't wobble about like so many ill-fitting wearables.
Big has worked for Samsung in the smartphone space, but the human body is less forgiving than trousers pockets, and the company ultimately did itself something of a disservice by creating the watch equivalent of the Galaxy Note. That's what it made.