Samsung has launched two new wearable devices in India today. One of them is a smartwatch and the other one is a fitness tracker. The pre-bookings for both the devices will start from the 4th of December and will be available to public on the 11th of December.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro is priced at Rs 13590 and will be available in Black, and Black/Red colour variants. The fitness tracker has a 1.5-inch curved display, a 5 atm water resistance rating and has features specifically made for swimmers, including ways for the wearable to track a user’s stroke type, stroke count, and lap count. It also has a continuous heart rate monitor.
The Chinese tech giant has launched the Mi Band HRX Edition in association with Bollywood actor, Hrithik Roshan. The HRX Edition is basically an adaptation of the Mi Band 2. The wearable device will be available to buy from 18th September on Xiaomi India’s official website. Subsequently, the Mi Band HRX edition will be available on Amazon, Flipkart, and Myntra starting September 20.
Talking about the partnership with HRX by Hrithik Roshan, Vice President and India Managing Director of Xiaomi, Manu Jain said
Indians are becoming more fitness conscious and this category is at an extremely dynamic stage. The Mi Band is a great fit in the category as reflected [...]
Samsung announced the Gear Sport smartwatch, the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness band and the Icon X 2018 wireless earbuds at the IFA 2017 in Berlin. All three wearables emphasize upon fitness features like the ability to swim in salt water with the Gear Sport and Fit 2 Pro. Though the Icon X 2018 earbuds launched with the ability to interact with Bixby, Samsung skipped the voice assistant’s support in the smartwatch and the fitness band .
Samsung Gear Sport
The new Samsung Gear Sport pushes further into fitness by adding few new features like 5 ATM water resistance for swimming, capacity to store 500 Spotify songs along with the already present heart rate [...]
HTC’s new foray into a connected self begins with their first wearable the HTC Grip (it’s a part of the Re branding). The Grip is a beginning for what HTC claims will be a big handle on the pro fitness experience by HTC
The device we got to lay our hands on is a prototype device, and the final product will feature some design and aesthetic changes. In the first glance, this device looks like any other fitness accessory. It’s made of a soft touch, hardened rubber compound. It has a grippy web type surface on the inner side which will be available in a lime green color.
Wearable technology is the field where most of the innovations are taking place in the tech sector. All technology brands are trying to woo consumers with new wearable devices. One of the basic features of most of the wearables, especially smartwatches is their ability track the fitness activities of the user. A new study might just spoil the fun for the makers of such fitness trackers as it says that smartphone apps may be just as good as wearables in tracking fitness.
The research letter was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of [...]