Samsung Gear Sport is officially available – News | GadFit

October 28, 2017

First announced at IFA 2017 about 2 months back, Samsung didn’t release a follow up to the Gear S3 but teased us with a fitness focused Samsung Gear Sport smart watch instead. ($299.99)

The Samsung Gear Sport seems to have all the fitness tracking aspect covered with GPS, wrist HR measurement and all day activity tracking. Coupled with dedicated on board storage for music, Bluetooth connectivity for wireless earphones and contact-less payments via Samsung Pay, the Gear Sport might be the single device you require on your lengthy workout sessions.

While it doesn’t have the cellular capability of the Apple Watch Series 3, let’s not forget that the Gear S3 has already been there and done that.

With 5ATM water resistance and a swim tracking app from Speedo, those who count swimming as part of their fitness regime will not be disappointed.

Samsung Gear Sport features:

  • All day activity tracker
  • Full colour always on Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass3
  • Wrist based heart rate measurements
  • Tracks swim workouts with Speedo app
  • Powered by Samsung Tizen OS 3.0; compatible with Android and iOS
  • 5 ATM water resistance
  • Bluetooth 4.2 and 802.11 b / g / n 2.4GHz and NFC enabled
  • 4GB on board storage with 768 RAM
  • Accelerometer, barometer, gyro and an ambient light sensor
  • Samsung Pay compatible
  • Control of Samsung IoT-enabled devices through Samsung Connect
  • Act as a remote control, whether for a PowerPoint presentation or Samsung Gear VR headset
  • 300 mAH battery with wireless charging
  • Available in black or blue with changeable 20mm watch straps
  • Spotify Offline in select countries

samsung gear sport main feature

Samsung has also included the successful turning bezel from the Gear S3 into the Gear Sport; employing it to control various watch functions including customisation of watch face.

Along with the Apple Watch Series 3, Fitbit Ionic, Garmin Vivoactive 3, the Samsung Gear move looks set to vie for the wearables market featuring contact-less payments.

The Samsung Gear Sport is now officially available on most major online retailer such as Amazon at the recommended retail price of $299.99.


  • Reply David MacAuslan October 28, 2017 at 1:27 am

    No matter how good the hardware is, Samsung’s fitness products are let down by the accompanying software. Samsung Health is a very minor player compared to Fitbit’s and Garmin’s efforts. It also doesn’t have the large user communities that Fitbit and Garmin have.

    • Reply Michael S October 28, 2017 at 9:10 am

      You’re right David. Samsung does make some decent hardware by comparison to the competition but the lack of attention to their mobile app is concerning.


  • Reply Kenan M October 29, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I keep looking for customizable activity tracking similar to Fit Bit and Garmin but they are not producing the app to keep up with the competition. Great Hardware….just meets average app. I switched because the others hardware was weak. Still waiting to be awed by the app….and waiting……and waiting.

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