After the initial launch at the IFA 2017 show, Samsung’s latest wearables, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and the Samsung Gear Sport reached Indian shores late last month. Back at the launch event in New Delhi, Samsung announced the pricing of the two new products, and said that they would be up for sale in December. Now, e-commerce giant Flipkart announced that it would be selling the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro exclusively on its portal from December 11.
The price of Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is set as Rs 13,590. Pre-booking of the Gear Fit 2 Pro started a week ago on December 4. The Samsung Gear Sport will be exclusive to Amazon India. Both the devices will also be made available on Samsung’s e-store.
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro sports a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 216 x 432 pixels that further extends to a pixel density of 310 PPI. It’s also water resistant device and runs Samsung’s own Tizen OS. This device can be used with Android devices running Android Jellybean 4.3 or above and iPhones running iOS 9 and later.
Commenting on the partnership, Adarsh Menon, Vice President & Head of Electronics and Private Labels, Flipkart, said, “IoT category on Flipkart has grown by 90% over the last one year, evidencing the move towards a fitter and smarter life consumers are adopting too. Partnering with Samsung to launch Gear Fit 2 Pro comes at a time when consumers are on a lookout for deeper engagement between self, community and partner ecosystem. This device is seamlessly integrated with all these and serves as a comprehensive solution for consumers’ daily fitness and lifestyle needs. The launch builds our position in this category as the leaders in smart wearables segment.”
Hardware side of things, there’s a 1GHz dual-core chipset coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage. It comes with connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and GLONASS. A 200mAh battery powers the entire package, which is expected to deliver two days of battery life.
In addition, the device supports Activity Tracking through partner apps such as Speedo, UnderArmour and MyFitnessPal, which gives a holistic view of the user’s fitness status.