Samsung unveils Enhanced Fitness Wearables at the Galaxy Studio in Dubai Mall

Efe Udin
Oct 26, 2017

Samsung Electronics is one of the major players in fitness wearable industry and its Gulf arm just introduced three new fitness devices to its industry-leading wearable portfolio. The devices - Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX were introduced at the opening ceremony of its Galaxy Studio in Dubai Mall which took place a few days back. The three new Samsung Fitness Wearables will be available at all major retailers in the UAE from 26 October 2017 onwards. For about a month (October 23rd - November 21st), Samsung will have an interactive section with customers where it will display its ecosystem of products and their capabilities. This will give customers the opportunity to get first-hand information directly from the company.

Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT & Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics, said

“We are pleased to launch our latest range of wearables during the exciting opening ceremony of the Galaxy Studio in Dubai. This launch signifies our staunch commitment to this category, which we believe is one that truly adds value to our consumers; particularly as our wearables are designed with every individuals’ lifestyle in mind. Today, Samsung wearables enable us to cater to every individual, whether the consumer is looking for the latest lifestyle trends, or planning to kick-start a healthier routine or even those who are fitness enthusiasts that can benefit from all the value-added innovations”

In the Samsung Galaxy Studio, there will be an Interactive Table whose major goal is to draw customers closer to the Galaxy Note8. Top-notch features such as S Pen Gallery, Portrait Pool, 360 by Galaxy, the VR Sway Chair and the Galaxy Fitness using the Gear Sport wearable will be discussed in detail with customers so that they (users) can better appreciate the features. If you purchase the Galaxy Note8 with any of du's postpaid plan at the Galaxy Studio stand, you will be eligible for a "special discount". This is as a result of the collaboration between Samsung and du to give customers an excellent deal. Also, as part of the wearables launch event, customers can now receive 50% off on a four-week healthy meal plans from Kcal Extra to help them achieve their wellness goals.

Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, said

“We always strive to provide our customers with the most innovative technologies that fit into their everyday lifestyles. Our latest exclusive partnership with Samsung is a testament to our commitment. As such, we will be offering our customers special discounts when purchasing the state of the art Note8 from Samsung with our postpaid plans, at the limited time only Galaxy Studio activation in Dubai Mall. At du we not only aim to add life to life but promote happiness across the UAE with our latest offerings,”



Introduced Wearables - The Details

Gear Sport

The Samsung Gear Sport is very light wearable which weighs only 50 grams. It has a minimalistic circular bezel, unique body design with a Super AMOLED 1.2-inch screen (360 x 360 resolution display resolution). This wearable supports LTE Cat 4 150Mb/s for network connectivity and packs a 1GHz Dual-core processor coupled with a Mali-T720 MP1 GPU. The processor is supported by a 768MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM and this wearable supports Samsung’s new voice assistant, Bixby thus operability of this product will be seamless. Designed with military-level durability, it can handle a wide-range of environments. Also, Samsung Gear Sport can also be used to control Samsung IoT-enabled devices through Samsung Connect, it can also be used as a remote control for Samsung Gear VR headset. This smartwatch is completely water resistant, well, to a depth of 50m, which means that it can be used for swimming and other aquatic activities. It’s S Health app compatibility ensures that health parameters can be tracked using this wearable. The Samsung Gear Sport is available in blue and black for the price of AED 1,199.


Gear Fit2 Pro

The Gear Fit2 Pro features a 1.5-inch 216 x 432 Curved Super AMOLED display. It weighs only 34g with a dimension of 216 x 432. It is powered by a 200mAh battery which gives a 3-4 days talk time and a 5 days standby time. It comes with 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage which is expandable up to 2GB and runs Tizen 2.3 OS. This wearable has a 5-ATM water resistant body which gives it the ability to track water-related activities such as swimming (both surface and underwater) up to 150 feet. The product comes with GPS and WiFi 802.11 b / g / n 2.4GHz, heart rate sensor, gyroscope, barometer, and accelerometer. The S-Health app is instantly triggered to track swimming, the Speedo app can do this as well but you will miss out on the real-time heart rate monitoring. You can also constantly monitor your heart rate by activating “Auto HR” on your device. The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro is available in red and black colors for the price of AED 699.


Gear IconX

The Gear IconX cord-free earbuds let you seamlessly listen to your favorite music. this device will make your daily commute more enjoyable and it will help you to get more from your workout. On the Gear IconX, music can be enjoyed on and offline by transferring songs from a Samsung smartphone or PC or accessing your favorite tunes through Bluetooth connectivity. The earbuds are also your newest connection to Bixby. With a simple tap and hold of the earbud, you can use your voice to control your music or your phone – without even having it in your hand. The updated design comes in Black, Gray, and Pink and is even more ergonomic and lightweight so they are effectively secure, comfortable and stylish to use. For the fitness enthusiast, the Gear IconX automatically tracks your running routines and also features the standalone Running Coach function which can be activated by simply tapping the earbud to provide in-ear audio exercise status updates in real-time and without your phone. The Samsung Gear IconX 2018 is available in Gray, Pink, and Black for the price of AED 699.

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