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Samsung's newest wearables will be launching this Saturday (28th October)

By James Lu - on 26 Oct 2017, 11:20am

Samsung's newest wearables will be launching this Saturday (28th October)

After being introduced at IFA this year, Samsung's latest wearables, the Gear Sport, the Gear Fit2 Pro, and the Gear IconX, will finally be launching in Singapore this Saturday, on the 28th October 2017.

The Gear Sport (S$448), Gear Fit2 Pro (S$268) and Gear IconX (S$268) will all be available at telco stores, major consumer electronics stores, authorized mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and online retailers Lazada Singapore, Hachi, Amazon and Rack85.

The Gear Sport is a new version of Samsung's popular Gear S series, and uses the same rotating bezel design as last year's Gear S3 and 2015's Gear S2. The 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display is slightly smaller than the one on the Gear S3, but features the same level of military-level durability. Living up to its name, the Gear Sport is also rated 5 ATM (or water resistant to 50 meters depth) which means you can wear it while swimming. According to Samsung, it can even survive salt water, if you decide to go for a dip in the sea. 

To take advantage of the Sport's water resistance, users will be able to download a new Speedo app, which has been developed with Samsung and is the swimwear company's first wearable offering.The app will track your laps, monitoring your time taken, calories burned and distance traveled. 

The Sport is available in black and an all new blue color, which has a blue metal case and a matching blue strap.

The Gear Fit2 Pro is an updated version of the existing Gear Fit2 activity band with a few new improvements. The most important update is the Fit2 Pro's water-resistance, which, like the Gear Spot is rated at 5 ATM, which means it can be submerged in up to 50 meters of water. The Speedo app that can be downloaded for the Gear Sport will come pre-loaded on the Fit2 Pro.

Like the Fit2, the Pro version comes with a curved Super AMOLED display, although at 1.5-inches, it's slightly smaller than last year's 1.58-inch display.

Samsung has also updated its Samsung Health app to take help Gear Sport and Fit2 Pro owners better track their health. If you open the S Health app you'll see that both devices now continuously track your heart rate (they only checked it in intervals before) and will also automatically detect your workouts once you've been engaged for at least 10 minutes.

Both the Gear Sport and Fit 2 Pro now also let you enter your calorie intake directly from your wrist, rather than having to grab your phone after every meal. They'll also show you your net caloric intake for the day and advise you on how to reach your goals. The S Health app also includes a new personal trainer mode that will give advice during your workouts, for example telling you to increase your pace, keep going, or slow down.

The Gear IconX wireless earphones are an update to last year's model, and feature better battery life (up to five hours of streaming) and can now communicate with Samsung's virtual assistant, Bixby. That means you can now use your voice to control your music or paired phone, all by simply tapping and holding the side of the IconX earbud. 

The new earphones are also slightly lighter and have been redesigned to ensure they stay in your ear more securely.