Gear up! Samsung sets new standard for lifestyle living with Gear Sport and Gear IconX


KUALA LUMPUR: In the digital age where technology and exercise collide, wearables have transformed society’s approach to fitness and have the ability to keep us informed, motivated and on track to accomplishing our fitness goals.

In support of staying active, Samsung Malaysia Electronics has introduced two new devices, the Gear Sport and Gear IconX, to its portfolio of innovative wearables – designed to help people get the most out of their day.   “The key to living a healthy life is to keep moving and stay active; and as such, we want to drive people to enjoy a dynamic and balanced life in a smart and seamless way.

Now with the new Gear Sport, an aspirational timepiece of daily use, and the new Gear IconX, the cord-free earbuds to help fill their workout regime with music, these two devices are set to help people of varying fitness levels meet their fitness goals.

These devices are stylish, durable and functional that complement your lifestyle all round, from work to play to fitness,” said Samsung Malaysia Electronics head of IT and Mobile Business KM Liew, in a press statement.

More than just a smartwatch, the Gear Sport is a personal fitness coach that helps users get the most out of everyday activities. It provides the ultimate all-round fitness experience, keeping track of daily movements and workouts systematically. The Gear Sport is water resistant with a 5ATM rating and advanced swim tracking capabilities to measure key swim metrics for better results.

With its sleek, ergonomic form that can be worn in a variety of colourful and easily changeable standard 20mm straps, it is perfect for any occasion so users can effortlessly transition from the gym to a night out with friends.   The Gear Sport is also functional, allowing users to balance business and fitness needs anytime.

Users can keep track of their work, such as replying emails, as well as their fitness goals simultaneously, all in one single device. Available in Blue and Black, the Gear Sport is equipped with Gear foundational functions that include a control of Samsung IoT-enabled devices through Samsung Connect and Samsung Pay capabilities.

The Gear IconX are cord-free earbuds that provide a secure and comfortable fit, making daily commute more enjoyable and helping active users get more from their workout.

The updated design comes in black and is even more ergonomic and lightweight, making it effectively secure, comfortable and stylish to use. For fitness enthusiasts, the running coach function with voice feedback is readily available to motivate users based on the pace set, just like a personal fitness coach.

Furthermore, an improved long-lasting battery ensures that users always have access to the features they need and music they love. Music can be enjoyed on and offline by transferring songs from a Samsung smartphone or PC, or accessing favourite tunes through Bluetooth connectivity. The Gear IconX is also the newest connection to Bixby.

With a simple tap and hold of the earbud, users can control their music, playlist and smartphone through voice command – without even having it in your hand. The Gear IconX is available in three colours – black, gray and pink.

The new Gear Sport and new Gear IconX will be available in Samsung Experience Stores from December 1, 2017 onwards at a retail price of RM1,299 and RM799 respectively.


Technical Specifications

Samsung Gear Sport

Connectivity: GPS, Glonass, Wifi, NFC, Bluetooth

Operating system: Tizen

Display: Super AMOLED, 1.2 inch, 360 x 360 pixels, 16M colour depth

CPU: 1GHz dual-core

Memory: 0.75GB (RAM), 4GB (ROM), 1.5GB available memory

Sensors: Accelerometre, Barometre, gyro sensor, HR sensor, light sensor

Dimension: 44.6 x 42.9 x 11.6mm

Weight: 50gram

Battery: 300mAh (standard), up to six days usage time


Samsung Gear IconX

Connectivity: USB 2.0, Bluetooth v4.2, PC Sycn with Gear IconX PC manager

Colour: Black, gray, pink

Compatible specification of smartphone: Android 4.4, 1.5GB

Available memory: 3.4GB

Sensors: Accelerometre, proximity sensor

Earbud dimension (HxWxD): 21.8 x 18.9 x 22.8mm

Case dimension (HxWxD): 31.4 x 73.4 x 44.5mm

Battery: 82mAh (earbud), 340mAh (case)