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Samsung finally brings Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear Fit2 Pro in India

01 December 2017, 05:19 | Justin Tyler

Samsung finally brings Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear Fit2 Pro in India

Samsung unveils two new wearables in India

Samsung, expanding its wearable lineup in India, has launched the Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport devices in the Indian markets via a press event held in Gurugram. The Gear Sport, as far as first impressions are concerned, looks like a fitness tracker masquerading as a smartwatch, and that's a good thing. With the launch of Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, we continue to build on our wearables heritage of offering diverse choices to enhance consumers' unique lifestyles. "However, the Gear Sport should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth". Pre-orders for both the smartwatches begin from December 4 followed by general availability from December 11 on Flipkart, Amazon and Samsung India e-store. For better tracking, there's also an additional built-in Global Positioning System. Last but not the least, Samsung has also joined hands with Under Armour and Speedo to offer app support for Under Armour Record, MyFitnessPal, MapMyRun, and Endomondo apps. It features the circular display and has a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. This also means that you won't be able to use it with the traditional card swiping terminals. These include a dual-core chipset, paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro is a GPS-enabled advanced fitness band. Targeting fitness-centric audience, both wearables come with improved water resistance of 50 meters.

Under the hood, it is powered by a dual-core 1.0 Ghz processor and runs the company's own Tizen OS, like the Gear S3. The watch is backed by a 300mAh battery, along with wireless charging support. For iOS, Gear Sport will work with iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6s Plus, SE, 5 running on iOS 9.0 or later. This one too comes with 4GB of internal storage. Gear Fit2 Pro also doubles up as a display for showing map directions, activities and replying to text messages. A new feature on the Gear Fit 2 Pro, called water lock mode, meanwhile avoids an errant screen - preventing water bubbles from activating or interacting with the screen - while swimming while still keeping track of your swimming patterns. Other features include a gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, ambient light sensor and a heart rate monitor. It features a 1.5-inch Super AMOLED display that has been curved to fit on the wrist.

The Gear Fit 2 Pro, in addition, supports Global Positioning System, continuous heart rate monitoring and comes with 4GB of on-board storage enough to store up to 500 songs.

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