13 October 2017
Samsung unveiled the Gear Sport smartwatch at IFA 2017 after months of rumors that indicated S Health support for the latest fitness minded wearable device. The Tizen based smartwatch is aimed at users who are quite the active kind on outdoors and to ensure that was the case.
Samsung has now released the official launch film for the Gear Sport wearable which indicates that the device might soon be out on retail stores anytime soon. With a motto that reads “go beyond fitness”, the official footage flaunts the wearable’s 50 meters water resistance capability along with built-in GPS for precise tracking, weight management enhancements and an autonomous music player app to go with it.
The Gear Sport comes with a 1.2-inch display with a resolution of 360 x 360 and a pixel density of 302 ppi which is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The watch runs on the Tizen operating system that Samsung has been using for quite some time in all of their wearable devices. The Gear Sport runs on a dual-core chipset that’s clocked at 1GHz with 768 MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage.
On the connectivity front, the wearable comes with Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi b/g/n, NFC chip mainly used for Samsung Pay and GPS/Glonass/Beidou. The NFC integration allows for making transactions via Samsung Pay and upon pairing it with an Android or an iOS device, users would be able to receive notifications, respond to texts and sync fitness app data within devices.
With no release date revealed for the retail of the device, we can expect the Samsung Gear Sport to be available for an asking price of $350.