Samsung Electronics Shapes Life's New Normal at IFA 2017

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The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro offers a built-in Global Positioning System, auto-activity tracking, 5 ATMs of water-resistance and swim tracking via Speedo On similar to the Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch. "Our collaboration with Samsung is the first of its kind and brings the very best of Samsung's technological innovation together with Speedo's swim expertise to provide fitness focused swimmers with a completely new level of tracking", said Rob Hicking, Brand Director at Speedo International. The larger of the two is the Samsung Gear Sport, a follow-up to last year's Gear S3.

As for pricing, that's something Samsung doesn't have yet, but as per always, we'll let you know the moment we do.

The Gear Sport is positioned as more of a smartwatch designed for active lifestyles. The device is smaller that the Samsung Gear S3 which was released past year at this event.

The Gear Sport particularity targets swimmers and its proofing specs say it all - 5ATM resistance (50m depth of pressure), MIL-STD-810G rating which translates into pool and salt water, sand and dust, UV, shock, among others.

Analysts claim the Apple Watch is the best-selling smartwatch by a significant margin, presenting Samsung and Fitbit with a real challenge in dethroning it. A new Speedo app tracks swimming, while an improved Under Armour app tracks calorie intake and adds on-watch input tools. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters (five atmospheres), so you can take is swimming no problem. It includes the ability to control Samsung IoT devices with Samsung Connect, the ability to act as a remote control for things like a Gear VR or even a PowerPoint presentation, and you can use it to purchase goods with Samsung Pay. The catch for us is that the Gear Sport is running the Tizen OS as opposed to Android Wear, but Samsung emphasized that to date there are now thousands of apps and watch faces available for Tizen.

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When our Wearables Editor reviewed the Gear Fit 2, he managed to get about 3 days of juice per charge. Samsung Gear Sport is powered by a dual core processor.

It is paired with two new Samsung devices, so swimmers have options.

Like the original sporty Gear IconX buds, the 2018 edition are truly wireless and will still track your fitness.

The charging case is smaller than before, supports quick charging and you can get a full charge of it (total capacity of 340 mAh). The new Gear devices assist with a range of activities - from robust fitness tracking to nutrition and sleep monitoring, as well as motivational coaching as a lifestyle companion. They have real-time heart monitoring sensors, and auto activity detection that promises to split when you're walking, running, cycling, or performing a so-called "dynamic activity" like basketball or even dancing.

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