A week ago in New York City, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note8, promising to make amends for its disappointing Note7. But the company saved some juice for IFA in Berlin, as today it announced a trio of new wearable devices.
With the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, new features have been added like water resistance and swim tracking, and other features like heart rate monitoring have been improved.
The Samsung Gear Sport has a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display, and "users can work to achieve health and wellness goals, and receive nutrition management alerts and activity recommendations even when they are offline." 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 Gear Sport comes in Blue and Black and runs the company's in-house Tizen OS.
The Gear Fit2 Pro is more of a fitness band, including GPS tracking and a 1.5-inch Super AMOLED display. It's available in Black and Red, with Samsung saying that "its versatile design also makes it a stylish accessory." It contains the same 4GB of storage as the Gear Sport, but only 512MB RAM, instead of 768MB.
Finally, the Gear IconX is a set of completely wireless earbuds. Coming in Black, White, and Pink, each earbud has 4GB of internal storage for a standalone music-listening experience. If you're playing music over Bluetooth, battery life is up to five hours, but in standalone mode, it's up to six hours.
The Gear Fit2 Pro will be available for pre-order tomorrow, August 31 at 9am ET for $199.99 from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Macys, and Samsung.com. Those that pre-order will get a free set of Samsung U Flex headphones, and the device will be available on September 15. Availability and pricing were not provided for the Gear Sport or the Gear IconX.