In addition to swimming protection and heart rate monitoring, the Gear Fit2 Pro has one feature the slightly classier Gear Sport smartwatch doesn't have: a built-in Global Positioning System so you can leave your phone at home when going for a run. "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". The larger of the two is the Samsung Gear Sport, a follow-up to last year's Gear S3. Gear Sport Gear Sport is stylish, yet practical with a minimalistic, circular bezel, Super AMOLED 1.2-inch display and improved user interface that makes it easy to view information, even when on-the-go. Samsung said it's good for salt and freshwater.
But Samsung chose Berlin - namely the annual IFA consumer electronics show - to unveil a trio of brand new smart watches. The Fit 2 Pro is rated 5 ATM for water-resistance, meaning it'll withstand depths of 50m and won't be damaged after long sessions in the pool.
The data from Speedo On is also compatible with Samsung Health, Samsung's comprehensive fitness tracking platform, to deliver a broader picture of health and wellness information. Following six months of partnership, Samsung is now the global leader in connected vehicle technology, with more than 50 million cars on the road worldwide powered by HARMAN and Samsung technology.
Just last week, Samsung made a grab for the mobile productivity and creativity market by putting the Galaxy Note 8 in front of creators, makers, doers, and achievers.
A lot of the specs between the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro are the same. These are features that most fitness trackers are able to track these days. The Samsung Gear Sport is powered by a dual-core chipset clocked at 1GHz, paired with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
In terms of traditional smartwatch features, there are, of course, staples like Samsung Pay and access to the third-party application storefront, as well as some goodies from the nice-to-have category like remote control for PowerPoint presentations or Samsung's own Gear VR. Both are also water resistance and have the MIL STD 810G standard, so it is a bit rugged, and that means you won't need to worry about hitting doors with it on your wrist and such.
Next up is the Gear Fit2 Pro, a GPS-packing fitness band.
At the same time, it is still a smartwatch and you get the same expected smartwatch features.
Finally, the new Gear Icon X earbuds feature an updated design that should be more ergonomic on the ears, plus you still get the automatic tracking of running activities. There's also a continuous heart rate monitor on the back, which can take a reading every second.