Samsung launches water-resistant smartwatch Gear Sport

Samsung launches water-resistant smartwatch Gear Sport

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Samsung has released a new version of its Gear smartwatch presented. The Gear Sports is the first waterproof, so it can swim.

That made the company on Wednesday announced on the techbeurs IFA in Berlin.

Like previous Gear watches Sport a round screen of 1.2 inches, and it is operated via a rotatable ring around the display. The device focuses in terms of its functions, especially in people who their activities and health to keep an eye on.

For swimmers includes the Gear Sports a app zwemkledingmaker Speedo. This is to see how far is the swim and what stroke.

Further promises Samsung that the Gear Sports a more accurate harslagmeter. Also be activities such as hiking, running and cycling are now recognised automatically.


The Gear Sport appears at the end of October for 350 euro. With that price comes the Gear, Sport direct competition to the Apple Watch. Also the latest version of the device, with a price of over 400 euros, is water-resistant.

Samsung on september 15, the Gear Fit 2 Pro, a waterproof fitnesstracker that a more limited number of functions. On the Fit, 2 Pro, no apps are installed, but the bracelet contains a gps chip and can be just as the Sport activity tracking. The Fit 2 Pro gets a price of 230 euro.

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