Samsung used the occasion of the IFA 2017 to unveil a couple of smart wearables and a new pair of wireless earbuds.
The Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch has an AMOLED circular display that is 1.2-inch in diameter and it offers a screen resolution of 360x360pixels. The 300mAh battery fitted on this smartwatch can be charged wirelessly, claims Samsung.
Retaining the bezel rotation feature available on its earlier Gear versions, this Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch also has the same feature. Customer feedback appears to have driven this move.
Samsung is banking on its proprietary OS Tizen to deliver for it in all these devices. Hopefully, it does. A dual-core processor offering a clocking speed of 1.0GHz is fitted on the device and 768MB RAM and 4GB internal storage facility.
The other device announced during the event is the Samsung Fit2 Pro, a rehashed version of the Gear Fit2. The display is 1.5-inch AMOLED and the screen resolution 216x432p.
The battery, on this device, is 200mAh and has to be charged through a cable. The user can read through the notifications using the touchscreen.
In terms of the improvement over the Gear Fit2 that this Fit2 Pro attempts to replace, the depth up to which the waterproofing feature will be effective, has been increased to 50 meters. There is also the continuous heartrate tracker which can keep that non-stop vigil on your health parameters. The processor is the same dual core as on the smartwatch, but the RAM is less at 512MB.
The third product to be announced during the IFA by Samsung has also evoked some interest among observers. It is named Gear IconX 2018 edition wireless earbuds. The last set of wireless earbuds the company released in last year could last only around 1.5 hours of listening. The latest edition is expected to last a much longer seven hours of normal replaying of stored music/other audio and around five hours of streaming content.
The IconX earbuds have also been provided with a personal running coach facility and one can also store and listen to 1000 songs. Since the device itself may be released only in 2018, they have also deferred the announcement on pricing till next year.
The Fit 2 Pro will be sold from September 15 at $199.