Samsung finally brings Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear Fit2 Pro in India

Samsung finally brings Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear Fit2 Pro in India

Samsung finally brings Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear Fit2 Pro in India

Pre-orders for both the smartwatches begin from December 4 followed by general availability from December 11 on Flipkart, Amazon and Samsung India e-store. Both wearables made their global debut alongside the Gear IconX wireless earbuds at IFA Berlin trade show in Berlin.

The Gear Sport comes with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 and feels a lot like the Gear S3 Frontier which was launched earlier this year.

The Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2 come with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, meaning they can be submerged in 1.5 meters of water for around 30 minutes. It features the circular display and has a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. Gear Fit 2 Pro houses a 200mAh battery, and has Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi and Global Positioning System as connectivity options. There is also a watch only mode, where you won't get any notifications or fitness tracking, but the battery life can be extended by up to 40 days. Much like Samsung Gear Sport, it runs Tizen OS. Navigating through the rest of the UI is done using the rotating bezels and touch functionality. The Gear Fit2 Pro also has an inbuilt Global Positioning System, a continuous heart rate monitor along with an automatic workout detection feature.

Samsung has also partnered with Under Armor and Speedo to fitness-focused apps. Wi-Fi connectivity ensures that you keep getting the notifications even if your phone is at a different location.

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro
Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro

On the surface, the main difference between the GearFit2Pro and Gear Sport is the fact that the first is a fitness band and the second a smartwatch. The fitness band comes with a Super AMOLED curved display of 1.5-inch, a 200mAh battery, and connectivity options such as Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi and Global Positioning System. It is powered by 1GHz dual-core chipset coupled with 768MB RAM.

The Gear Sport, because it is 5 ATM-certified, is "safe to wear while walking in the rain or showering, and may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or the ocean".

The display is touchscreen, and there are two buttons on the right - top one is for back and bottom one is for menu. Gear Fit2 Pro also doubles up as a display for showing map directions, activities and replying to text messages.

Both the fitness devices are compatible with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and above, and also work with iPhones running iOS 9 and above. With the launch of Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, we continue to build on our wearables heritage of offering diverse choices to enhance consumers' unique lifestyles. The watch is available in two colour options - Black and Blue.

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