Initial thoughts on the Samsung Gear Sport

Although it’s possible that news about the Gear Fit 2 Pro, Gear Sport, and Gear IconX 2018 biometric earphones had already spread before Samsung’s press event, the company nonetheless chose the occasion to make the official announcements.

The Gear Sport smartwatch is probably the one that piques the most interest out of the three. This is a piece of hardware that will go head-to-head with the Apple Watch, the Fitbit Ionic, and the new trio of Vivo watches that Garmin has released.

Samsung has made a major showing at IFA. When you walk into their allocated area, you have to pass through a brilliant exhibition, which leaves you in a state of amazement. A brilliantly put together set of lights and mirrors stops you in your tracks.

The massive IT company is likely to have one of the largest display areas at the Berlin technology gathering.The majority of what they sell does not even include wearables like fitness trackers and smartwatches.

With the release of the Gear Sport, the South Korean corporation has taken another step forward into the world of smartwatches. There were rumors that the new piece of hardware would be an updated version of the Gear S3, but what we actually have is something entirely different.

The clue can be found in the name. This device has a very athletic appearance and is strikingly similar to the Gear S2 that was released on the market two years ago. However, this is the only thing they have in common. The Samsung Gear Sport was made so that users could track their fitness and use it as a smartwatch all in one sleek and easy-to-use device.

When it comes to the look of the product, Gear Sport is not at all disappointing. The device has an exceptionally sophisticated appearance, and its always-on, full-color, 1.2-inch circular screen that has a resolution of 320 by 320 pixels is incredibly brilliant and colorful. It is a delight to go through the panels because the numbers are presented in typefaces that are both easy to read and huge in size.

Despite the fact that we weren’t able to really wear it, we were able to experiment with its various features. It is quite easy to navigate through all of the different displays. Swiping one’s finger across the screen and rotating the one-of-a-kind bezel around the device’s perimeter are both required to complete the task. Turn the dial in the clockwise direction to go through each statistic, then turn it in the counterclockwise direction to return.

Tinzen 3.0 is the first operating system to be used by the Gear Sport, which was also the first to run on the Gear Fit 2 Pro. You will find a lot going on beneath the hood of the vehicle. There is a sensor for heart rate, a sensor for ambient light, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a barometer, and an integrated GPS. Samsung says that its newest wearable is better at keeping track of your ticker and keeping an eye on it.

In addition to keeping tabs on your fitness, the timepiece is equipped with NFC circuitry that will enable it to support the Samsung Pay service offered by the firm. You can also use Spotify without being connected to the internet, which lets you download music and keep it right on your watch.

The battery capacity of the Samsung Gear Sport is less than that of its predecessor, the Samsung Gear S3 (300 mAh versus 380 mAh). It will run for up to 4 days on a full charge, but it will only run for 4 hours with the GPS turned on. Even so, having a battery life of a week rather than three days would have been preferable.

This year, Samsung has made it a priority to ensure that all of their products are waterproof. This is excellent news for people who prefer to see their fitness metrics while they are soaking in the tub or who go to their neighborhood pool frequently.

In this regard, the Gear Sport is water-resistant up to a depth of fifty meters (five atmospheres of pressure), and it also has swim tracking capabilities. This information was provided by the Speedo app, which will record the type of stroke, the count of strokes, and the number of laps. In addition to that, it will give you a “SWOLF,” which is a measurement of the effectiveness of each stroke.

There is auto-recognition for a wide variety of activities, like dancing, among other things. In addition, Samsung will provide you with the ability to create your own wellness plans, complete with personalised objectives and notifications.

When everything was taken into account, we were left with a sense of being quite impressed. In spite of the fact that we weren’t able to put it through its paces, the clock in question is quite lovely. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that it functions as well as it appears.

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