We aren't sure about the latter if you choose to stick with the stock rubber strap, but the good news is Samsung has been working hard on giving you options here: there should be about 23 different band types available from Samsung for the Gear Sport, including ones that come with rubber on the inside and leather on the outside.
The new Gear Fit2 Pro heads for pre-orders tomorrow, August 31, and arrives in stores on September 15. Despite looking nearly identical to the original models, they are actually a bit lighter and sport significantly longer battery life that Samsung says should allow for 5 hours of streaming audio via your phone, or 6 hours if you play music loaded directly onto the IconX's 4GB of onboard storage. These kinds of practical features go beyond telling you to just go to the gym, and it's what makes the Gear Sport really stand out.
For starters, the Gear Sport looks a whole lot better than the other options on the market, including the disgusting new Fitbit Ionic. The Gear Sport itself will be available in blue and black color options, and from there you can customize it to your own personal style and preference. These earbuds can also stream music via Bluetooth 4.2.
The Samsung Gear Sport inherits the key design feature of the Gear S3 from past year, with a rotating bezel surrounding the display. The Gear Sport will also have a new monitor that measures the heart rate with an automatic detection of activities.
And finally, the new Gear IconX 2018.
"Our Gear customers have been looking for more water-resistant products, and now with the Speedo partnership and the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, we are delivering the best experience to meet their demands", explains Kiseon Kim, Vice President of Wearable Product Strategy Team at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.More news: Local Coast Guard unit assisting in Texas
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Samsung is also betting that hearables are here to stay with its IconX 2018 earbuds. Also Samsung didn't share how much will it charge for the Gear Sport smartwatch and the IconX earbuds.
These new buds come with Bixby built right in, allowing you to talk with Samsung's virtual assistant with a simple tap of the button.
The Speedo On app will pre-installed on both the Gear Fit2 Pro and the Gear Sport, which is flawless since both wearables come with a 5ATM rating making it possible to immerse them in water at up to 50 meters, meaning they're both ideal for taking a swim with.
It comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou and NFC connectivity. It's compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones, and under ideal circumstances, it's promised to last for an impressive four days on a single charge.
Samsung is promoting a pair of partnerships to help differentiate these fitness-focused offerings: free, limited-time access to Under Armour's premium tracking services, as well as offline Spotify support for listening to music during workouts.