Expanding its wearable line today, Samsung launched its next-gen smart wearables – the Gear Fit 2 Pro and the Gear Sport in India. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is priced at Rs 13,590, whereas the Gear Sport will set you back Rs 22,990.
Unveiled earlier at IFA Berlin event, both the wearables will go on sale starting December 11 in India. Pre-bookings will kick a week before on December 4. The Gear Fit2 Pro will be available via Flipkart while the Gear Sport will go on sale via Amazon India. Both devices will also be available via Samsung’s own e-store.
Both the new wearables come with improved water resistance capabilities. The Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport come with 5 ATM certification meaning they provide water resistance up to a depth of approximately 50m of water in specific conditions. They also pack in sensors to detect your physical activity like walking, running, cycling or dancing.
Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro sports a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED display with a resolution with 216 x 432 pixels and 310 PPI. Under the hood, is a 1GHz dual-core chipset paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage. The device houses a 200mAh battery and has Wifi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and GLONASS as connectivity options.
The Gear Fit2 Pro runs Tizen OS and is compatible with smartphones powered by Android Jellybean 4.3 and iPhones running iOS 9 and above. Tizen gives you access to over 3000 apps via the Galaxy App Store. The device is capable of automatically detecting and recording your fitness activities and as well tracks your heart rate and sleeping activity.
The Gear Fit2 Pro also gets the Speedo app, which can record your swimming stats. Other than that it now sports a secure watch clasp than a flimsy snap clasp of its predecessor.
Samsung Gear Sport
Speaking of Samsung Gear Sport, the device is made of premium steel and comes with a 1.2-inch circular AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display has a resolution of 360×360 pixels, and pixel density of 302 PPI. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core chipset coupled with 768MB RAM.
The smartwatch has 4GB onboard storage and houses a 300mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly. Samsung claims the battery can last about four days. The device also includes an accelerometer, gyro sensor, barometer, heart rate monitor and ambient light sensor.
Samsung Gear Sport also runs Tizen OS and has fitness-tracking features similar to the Gear Fit2 Pro. The device also comes with NFC connectivity so it can be used with Samsung Pay.
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