At their pre-IFA 2017 press event in Berlin today, along with updates to a variety of other products, Samsung announced updates to their Gear IconX wireless ear buds. Ergonomically, Samsung says the redesigned units are lighter weight and will stay secured in a user’s ears better. More importantly, Samsung has added some software technology and […]
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Samsung’s own website has leaked the existence of an all-new Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX. Images of the fitness band and Bluetooth earbuds leaked online last week, but now an announcement could be just over the horizon.
Strangely, these devices are up and available to look at over on Samsung’s S Health website; however, Samsung has yet to even make an announcement to unveil these two new devices. On the other hand, Samsung’s website does not provide any concrete details, so we’re still going off of leaks as far as specs go.
The Gear Fit 2 is believed to feature a 1.84-inch AMOLED display, 4GB of internal storage, built-in GPS, water resistance, and a handful of fitness features.
There aren’t a whole lot of details on the Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds either. From the images, they look like they’re comfortable, and they’ll hopefully have great sound, making it perfect to pair with the Gear Fit 2.
We’ll hopefully hear an announcement very soon, though I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t hear anything until IFA 2016 in September.
Come comment on this article: Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX leaks from Samsung’s own website
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about Samsung’s Gear Fit wearable, which means it’s almost time for a refresh. A new leak has popped up showing up what appears to be the Samsung Gear Fit 2, plus a bonus pair of Samsung ear buds that are being referred to as the IconX.
Bad news is that no hardware specs were revealed, but we do know that the Fit 2 will feature a dedicated GPS chip to improve the distance tracking functionality of the wearable. It has also reportedly adopted a more curved and ergonomic design.
Besides the Gear Fit 2, we’ve also gotten a glimpse at the IconX Bluetooth ear buds. They’re completely wireless, and, interestingly, also double as a fitness tracker in addition to headphones. There’s no central component tethering the two, so one of the ear pieces houses 4 GB of internal storage to hold software and music, and they’re completely dependent on touch controls.
While that still leaves a little to the imagination, there’s also no clear release date or price for either device. The original Gear Fit hit a $ 200 price point, and I’d be surprised if Samsung deviated much from that for the Fit 2. I could see the IconX costing roughly the same, since nice Bluetooth headphones are already upwards of $ 100 and baking in full blown fitness tracking will definitely drive the price up.
source: Venture Beat
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