Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX wireless ear buds leaked
Looks like the Samsung Gear Fit is about to get a product refresh. Twitter user and VentureBeat reporter @evleaks just released photos of the Samsung Gear Fit 2 tracking band, and the Samsung Gear IconX wireless ear buds. Samsung did not share detailed specifications with them.
According to VentureBeat, the Gear Fit 2 will come with a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display. That’s not very different from its predecessor’s form factor, but the biggest upgrade to this 2016 wearable would be the inclusion of a dedicated GPS chipset. This chipset will improve the device’s distance-tracking accuracy at large. The addition of a GPS unit will likely increase its retail price and decrease battery life, said Ars Technica. The Gear Fit 2 should have a slightly re-designed clasp, should this be the finalized appearance.
In the other corner are the Samsung Gear IconX wireless ear buds that strongly resemble the Sony Xperia Ear and Kickstarter-funded Bragi Dash. VentureBeat says that Samsung’s version is dust and water resistant (with no further details on its IP rating), and they double as a fitness tracker plus digital music player. One half of the bud pair contains 4GB internal storage, and it uses touch controls similar to the Gear Circle, said VentureBeat.
Would these new toys be worth our time? You could always see how the first Samsung Gear Fit did in our in-depth review.