It used to be that Samsung was king of the wearables market, cranking out new models faster than most of us could keep up. But lately we’ve really seen the company start slowing things down: last year’s Gear S2 is still coasting along steadily, and sometimes it feels like Samsung’s let VR’s rise distract it a little from other wearable pursuits. But we’ve still heard whispers about where Samsung’s efforts could be headed next, and today we score a major breakthrough as a leak outs a pair of upcoming wearables from the manufacturer: the second-gen Gear Fit tracker and the all-new wireless Gear IconX earbuds.
The original Gear Fit is practically ancient by now, having launched over two years ago. In all that time, what new features has Samsung managed to cook up? Are we getting the advanced sensor tech we’ve heard rumored? Perhaps not, as the only new capability mentioned from this hands-on leak is the arrival of GPS reception for detailed location and speed tracking.
Like the first-gen Gear Fit, expect the Gear Fit 2 to get a 1.84-inch OLED display – though with a more pronounced curve to it, as Samsung goes for a slightly more ergonomic build.
As for the Gear IconX, we’re looking at a pair of water-resistant wireless earbuds that double as fitness trackers in their own right. They should feature 4GB of internal storage for music playback (better start pruning down your workout playlist) and offer touch-sensitive controls.
Pricing and retail availability details haven’t yet been disclosed for either model.
Source: Venture Beat