Samsung Brings Freedom and Fun to Your Fitness with the Launch of Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX

Jun 10. 2016

GPS sports band and cord-free fitness earbuds address top consumer requests, making it easier to incorporate fitness into any lifestyle

Samsung全新智能穿戴式裝置Gear Fit2及Gear IconX 健身及運動從此無拘無束
  • Samsung全新智能穿戴式裝置Gear Fit2及Gear IconX 健身及運動從此無拘無束
  • Samsung全新智能穿戴式裝置Gear Fit2及Gear IconX 健身及運動從此無拘無束
  • Samsung全新智能穿戴式裝置Gear Fit2及Gear IconX 健身及運動從此無拘無束

Hong Kong – June 10, 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd continued its expansion in the fitness wearable market today with the global unveiling of the GPS sports band Gear Fit2 and the cord-free music earbuds Gear IconX. Each product is designed with consumers’ fitness needs in mind, and includes features such as precise tracking technology and a standalone music player to provide users with the optimal fitness experience.

The Gear Fit2 features an embedded GPS and a heart rate monitor (HRM)[1] that offer accurate and robust fitness tracking and measurement, while providing instant feedback on the user's workout. The Gear IconX are truly cord-free earbuds that can track fitness information and provide users with feedback on their running performance. Both the Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX are optimized to benefit users’ various fitness levels, whether they are training for a marathon or taking a daily stroll through the neighborhood.

“Living a healthy lifestyle is a top priority for consumers to enjoy fulfilling lives. Our wearable technology can enhance existing routines and blend fitness and fun. The Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX are specialized to easily address these needs, ultimately allowing users to get more out of their fitness experiences and everyday activities,” said Yiyin Zhao, Vice President of Information Technology and Mobile Business, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co., Ltd.

The New Gear Fit2 with a Slim and Comfortable Design

The Gear Fit2 provides a comprehensive, unique and stylish fitness band option for sports enthusiasts. Gear Fit2 features an ergonomic, light and slim design for everyday use, and it provides a 1.5-inch Super AMOLED slim curved display with the certification of IP68 water and dust-resistance. The Gear Fit2 is the best choice for users who seek for healthy and stylish lifestyle, whether they are at work, workout or after work.

Ultimate Fitness Experience

The Gear Fit2 embedded GPS and HRM sensor[1] for accurate data tracking of activities that fit any lifestyle, including users’ running routes, and then calculate the distance, pace and calories burned. All data are more accurate and reliable than fitness bands without GPS. With Auto tracking feature, users can automatically track body fitness data while running, walking, cycling, or utilizing rowing or elliptical machines. Gear Fit2 can access users’ real-time work-out data instantly without a phone, such as heart rate[1], calories burned, distance, as well as users’ current status compared to a goal set. Therefore, users can fully control their own physical condition and manage their health easily.

The Gear Fit2 enables easy transfer of fitness data between S Health and other selected fitness applications, and provides ‘Step Challenge’, which can be instantly shared with friends and family on Facebook, providing ongoing motivations. Users can invite their friends and family to join a daily step count competition, in order to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Besides, the standalone music player enables users to actively workout with motivation without the need of a mobile device.

Stay Connected

The users of Gear Fit2 can receive actionable notification from smartphone which makes it stand out from other fitness bands, such as call, text and calendar etc. Samsung understood that checking time is one of the most frequently used features of fitness band, so the Gear Fit2 display various types of watch faces to satisfy daily operations, also with voice calling function.

Truly Cord-free Music Earbuds Gear IconX in a Stylish and Convenient Design

The Gear IconX is an in-ear fitness tracker in cord-free design, users can work and workout without the hassle of wires and make it suitable for all occasions. It provides a lightweight, secure and comfortable fit with three different sizes of eartips and wingtips, and can be activated by simply placing the earbuds in the user’s ears. Users do not need to carry other mobile devices during exercise, as the Gear IconX is the best music player of its own. The cord-free design makes it suitable for all occasions; users can enjoy the freedom of fitness and music in their ears.

Personalized Fitness Trackers

The Gear IconX is not an earbuds only; it’s an individual fitness tracker as well. It enables tracking of fitness data with music such as fitness duration, distance, speed, heart rate[1], calories burned and optimal training zone, and easily syncs with S Health. Moreover, the Gear IconX is an optimal training zone guide, which is able to induce the most effective training for users. Supporting English, Cantonese and Putonghua, the Voice Guide feature provides instant voice feedback on the user’s workout progress. Also, the Gear IconX is equipped with ambient sound mode; it allows ambient sound through earbuds for safety in potentially dangerous places.

Seamless Music Experience

The Gear IconX is a standalone music player, users can enjoy seamless music experience even when their phone battery is out or internet is unreliable. With 4GB internal storage that can play up to 500 songs[2], users can simply tap or swipe the earbuds to easily control the music.

Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy Studio is set up at Excelsior Plaza in Causeway Bay from now until 3 July, 2016. Different showrooms will be set up in the studio for public to try the latest Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX, for them to enjoy daily life at the core of its connected Galaxy experience.

Availability and Suggested Retail Prices

Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX will be available with the suggested retail prices as follows:

Models

Colors

Available date

Suggested Retail Prices

Gear Fit2

Black, Blue and Pink

17 June

HKD1,798

Gear IconX

 Black, Blue and White

Mid-July

To be confirmed

 

Samsung Gear Fit2 Specifications:

Display

1.5”, Curved Super AMOLED 216 x 432

Chipset

Dual Core (1 GHz)

Memory

512 MB (RAM) / 4 GB Storage

Connectivity

Bluetooth® v 4.2

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyro, HRM, Built-in GPS, Barometer

Dimension

51.2 (H) x 24.5 (W) x 11.9 (D) mm

Weight

28g

Battery

200mAh

Compatibility

Android 4.4/ RAM 1.5 GB

OS

TIZEN

Additional Features

Notifications (SNS, call, email, applications, schedule)

Black, blue and pink

Size of the wrist: 125 ~ 170mm

IP68 certified (up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5m of water)

Standalone music player

Audio

Audio formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, M4A, AMR, AWB, OGG, OGA, 3GA

 

Samsung Gear IconX Specifications:

Memory

4 GB / up to ~500 songs[2]

Connectivity

Bluetooth® v 4.1

Sensor

Accelerometer, HRM, Capacitive Touch

Dimension

Earbud: 26.4 (H) x 18.9 (W) x  26.0 (D) / Case: 30.3 (H) x 92.0 (W) x 35.3 (D)

Weight

Earbud: 6.3g per earbud / Case: 52g

Battery

Earbud: 47mAh / Charging Case: 315mAH

Compatibility

Android 4.4/ RAM 1.5 GB

Speaker

Dynamic Driver

Microphone

2ea per earbud

Additional Features

Black, blue and white

Splash resistant (P2i Nano Coating)

Standalone music player

Voice guide (available in 15 languages) including English, Cantonese and Putonghua

Audio

Audio formats: MP3, WMA v9, WAV, AAC, M4A

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Event Photo: Hong Kong's leading ten-pin bowler Mr. Wu Siu-hong, and women's snooker world champion Ms. Ng On-yee share their user experience on the new fitness wearables – Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX.

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[1] The measurement in heart rate monitor of this product is for reference only. This product is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, prevention or mitigation of disease or other condition. This is also not for clinical or medical use.

[2] The actual number depends on the size of each song file.

 

 

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