Samsung have already begun showcasing the latest addition to their wearable range, the Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear IconX earphones, in their home country of South Korea. Today, 27 October 2017, Samsung have officially started sales of both these fitness devices in their homeland. Both wearables were originally unveiled at IFA 2017 and have slowly began their global rollout.
The Gear Sport is a new kind of smartwatch for the company as it not only offers military-grade durability but also allows advanced functions such as swim tracking, real-time heart rate monitoring and Spotify’s offline mode. The display features a 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED screen, which is smaller than the Gear S3, but allows it to shed some extra grams to be a little less "hefty" on the wrist.
Additional Interesting features of the Gear Sport include a 5ATM waterproof rating that lets you swim with the wearable tech to a depth of 50m. It also features a unique "Water Lock Mode" that prevents you from accidentally activating the smartwatch whilst you are in the water. You can also connect to Samsung Samsung Health that lets you track your days and nights fitness activities. Want more? of course you do, well, we have a heart-rate monitor and GPS built in.
If you are based in South Korea and like the Gear Sport, it can be yours for 299,200 Won or $265. It is offered in Blue and Black and is compatible with a variety of 20mm user custom watch bands.
The Gear IconX 2018 is a set of wireless earphones, which benefit from not needing any wires to connect your earbuds to your smartphone. The headphones work independently of other tech and, according to Samsung, can keep track of key information during a workout, such as distance and time run.
Battery life is rated at 5 hours when connected to a smartphone. The device also has internal 4GB music storage that allow up to 7 hours of music playback when not connected to a smartphone. These figures are quite impressive given that it only has a 82mAh battery. If you find your buds are flat then don't worry, the fast charging feature lets you listen to music for an hour after only 10 minutes of charging.
You can get the Icon X 2018 in South Korea for 220,000 Won or $195.