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Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear Icon X earbuds

Samsung is making its triumphant return to the world of fitness tracking, after spending some time concentrating on the Gear S2 smartwatch. The Gear Fit 2 is Samsung’s follow-up to the Gear Fit smart band, and the Gear Icon X are a set of wireless activity monitoring earbuds. Here’s everything we know so far.
You can also read our hands on posts with both the Gear Fit 2 and the Icon X.


When Samsung released the original Gear Fit back in 2014, it stood out from other smart wristbands thanks to its beautiful, curved Super AMOLED display. Its successor continues that trend: the Gear Fit 2 features a curved 1.55-inch 216 x 432 display, one of the highest-resolution screens of any smartwatch.
In terms of internals, the Gear Fit 2 sports a speedy Exynos 3250 processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 2GB of internal storage. It packs a bevy of sensors, too, including a heart-rate monitor, gyroscope, barometer, GPS, and accelerometer. Powering all that silicon is a 200mAh battery protected by a water-resistant, IP68-certified outer shell. It should last you through 3-4 days before it needs a charge.
As you can see, the device features a curved screen mounted on a silicone strap, and a rear mounted heart rate sensor, with quick-release buttons to change the strap itself. There are also a pair of hardware buttons for going back and turning it on and off.
The Gear Fit 2 can get any notifications your Android phone receives, it can send canned replies and emojis to texts and calls, as well as track all your fitness metrics. It automatically detects some kinds of workouts, but not all of them. It’s running Tizen, so you can see all your stats on the screen, but it also syncs up with the S Health app on your phone for a deeper dive.
It costs $180


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