Deal: Verizon offers the Samsung Gear Fit2 at half the price

Despite the fact that smartwatch global sales have dropped considerably, Samsung continues to focus on wearables. The South Korean company recently launched a new smartwatch, the Gear Sport, and a fitness band, the Gear Fit2 Pro.

That’s a big opportunity for retailers to start discounting Samsung’s previous generation of smartwatches and fitness bands. Verizon is one of the first US carriers to discount one of Samsung’s wearable devices, the Gear Fit2.

Usually, the fitness band sells for $180, but for a limited time, customers can pick this one up for just …

Samsung Gear S3 to receive Tizen 3.0 OS update at some point

The newly introduced Samsung Gear Sport is the only smartwatch that will ship with Tizen 3.0 OS on board. All other Samsung smartwatches are powered by a previous version of Tizen, which makes the Gear Sport more appealing.

Still, Samsung fans who already purchased the Gear S3 will be pleased to know the South Korean company plans to provide them with a Tizen 3.0 OS update at some point in the future.

Reliable sources told AndroidPit that Samsung Gear S3 will receive the Tizen 3.0 OS update, but they failed to mention when exactly it will happen.

Releasing …

Pre-order the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro in the US and get the U Flex earphones for free

Introduced earlier this week, Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 Pro is already available for pre-order in the United States. As expected, customers can purchase the wearable device for just $199.99, which is expected to hit the shelves on September 15.

Everyone who pre-orders the Gear Fit 2 Pro will receive the Samsung U Flex wireless earphones worth $79.99 for free. Those who decide to take advantage of the offer will have to redeem the free Samsung U Flex earphones starting September 14 via a dedicated website.

It’s also worth pointing out that the products will be …

Which new Samsung wearable should you choose: Gear Sport vs Gear Fit 2 Pro vs Gear Icon X (2018) comparison

Samsung unveiled three new wearables at IFA 2017: the Samsung Gear Sport, the Gear Fit 2 Pro, and the Gear Icon X (2018).
And they are quite different: the Gear Sport is a round smartwatch, the Fit 2 Pro is a fitness band with more sporty look and a tinier display, and the new Gear Icon X are smart wireless earbuds. But they all do some things in a similar way, and all of them are actually able to help you in some way during a work-out. 
So let’s look at the three and how they differ, not just in their obvious …

Samsung officially announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro with 5 ATM water resistance and improved strap design

Just last week, at least two local Samsung websites published the official product pages for one of the company’s latest wearables, the Gear Fit 2 Pro. And while we were sitting there wondering whether this was a weird but deliberate decision on Samsung’s part, all the info was pulled, proving it was actually just mistake.

But today at the Korean giant’s pre-IFA press conference, the Gear Fit 2 Pro was finally made official, this time for real. And just as we’ve already seen, it’s little more than an update on an already existing (but still quite good) …

Samsung Gear Sport is official: 1.2" Super AMOLED display, 5ATM water resistance

Samsung just announced its newest smartwatch, the Gear Sport. 
Armed with a sleek, minimalist design, a round Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 by 360 pixels, and an improved interface, the Gear Sport is a wearable aimed at the athletes and sport-savvy folks out there making it easier to meet your health and wellness goals as easy as it gets.

The Gear Sport is well-equipped to endure almost anything you might throw at it while practicing your favorite sport – aside from being shock-proof as per the MIL-STD-810G standard, but as a whole, …

Samsung's new Gear IconX wireless earphones could fix the first-gen model's biggest problem

Samsung’s first foray into the wireless earphone space wasn’t exactly a grand slam. The first-gen Gear IconX had a lot of features that remain unique to this day, such as a built-in music player for phone-free listening as well as an integrated fitness tracker and heart rate monitor. However, the biggest drawback of the wearable was its poor battery life, which, quite understandably, was a deal breaker for most consumers. 
Well, it looks like Samsung isn’t ready to give up just yet, as the tech giant just unveiled version …

Samsung Gear IconX (2018) hands-on: a welcome battery boost

Last year’s Samsung Gear IconX were awesome with their ability to add tunes to your workount without any wires getting in the way. But they were far from perfect. As we stated in our review, battery life was one of the earphones’ weakest links.

The new Samsung Gear IconX (2018) addresses the issue by adding a larger battery in each earbud – one that is promised to deliver up to 5 hours of music listening over Bluetooth. The figure stands at 6 hours if you listen to music stored on the IconX’s 4GB of built-in storage. As before, the provided carrying case doubles …

Samsung Gear Sport hands-on

Samsung has been on the forefront of the modern smartwatch wave, but its already long line of Gear smartwatches hasn’t exactly been among many a user’s wish list items. That almost started to change with the radically improved Gear S2, and then the S3 following it: smartwatches which introduced the rotating bezel as a key interface and design element.
Today, we got the chance to try out the next iteration in Samsung’s smartwatch line: the Gear Sport. Interestingly, this isn’t a Gear S4, or anything that would suggest we’re looking at …

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro hands-on: a fitness tracker for serious workouts

Most of today’s smartwatches are already pretty good at tracking your activity. They monitor your heart beat, they measure the distance you travel, and they deliver a good estimate of the calories you burn throughout the day. But if you’re really serious about your workouts, then Samsung has something you could be interested in.

This is the new Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro, which just got officially announced in Berlin. And we got the chance to play with it!

At a glance, it looks a lot like last year’s Gear Fit 2, with a vertically aligned AMOLED touchscreen display …