News from Venture Beat has revealed two yet to be released products in Samsung’s line of Gear accessories, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and IconX wireless ear buds.
The original Samsung Gear Fit was released in 2014. It was the only fitness focused wearable in Samsung’s line of products then and featured pedometer functions, optical heart rate sensors and various activity tracking capabilities.
Based on the leaked pictures, it seems the new Gear Fit 2 has a 1.84 curved Super AMOLED screen. A shot of the back of the Gear Fit 2 suggests that the wearable may be removable from the band, hinting at changeable bands for customisation.
The inclusion of a dedicated GPS chipset will see Samsung tread heavily into satellite tracked activities; traditionally the domain of companies like Garmin or Suunto.
As for the IconX wireless ear buds, it is rumoured to come with 4GB of on board storage that will be great for keeping essential music playlists for those tough workouts and runs. The dust and water resistant Samsung IconX comes with its own charging case and is also capable of fitness tracking.
The ear buds are controlled by touch; a concept closely resembling that of the Bragi Dash.
I’m particularly excited about the IconX wireless earbuds. Being a runner myself, I never looked back since I got myself a pair of Jaybird Bluebuds X. While Sony has their own version of Bluetooth enabled ear phones with on board storage for music, the thought of losing the wires is not merely enticing but necessary.
There are no confirmed release dates or pricing on both devices.