The new Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX now has an official price in the United States.
Buyers who were looking forward to grab hold of the smartwatches can do so now.
The company has confirmed the specifications once again as well as the pricing and availability of the products. They were originally announced during the IFA 2017 Event in the month of August and are finally ready to hit stores.
The Gear Sport from Samsung is the smart watch which has a spacious 1.2-inch display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. For brighter displays, they are equipped with AMOLED screen which is such a rarity on a smartwatch. The watch also sports a Gorilla Glass display which ensures the durability and ruggedness of the device.
In case, you accidentally let it fall on the ground it should still be able to function properly and won’t crack easily. Under the circular shell, the Sport edition is powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor coupled with 768MB of RAM. The watch has 4 GB of internal storage space to download and install apps as well as to receive messages, emails among other notifications.
By default, the Samsung Gear Sport runs on the Tizen operating system which belongs to the company and hardly supported by developers. The choice of apps will be quite limited because of the OS. Good news is, the watch is compatible with both Android and iOS platforms. Any smartphone running Android 4.4 or higher, iOS 9.0 or later will work with this smartwatch.
Other integrated features are 5 ATM water resistant capabilities, NFC sensor, GPS and it even supports Samsung Pay so that you can buy things off the shelves with a quick wave. Next in the list is the Samsung Gear IconX 2018 edition which are wireless earbuds similar to the Airpods by Apple.
They respond to touch and have easy controls. The bundled case has a 340mAh battery to charge these earphones when not in use. It also has 4GB of storage to directly keep songs on the earphones and weighs just 8 grams. The earbuds work with Android and iOS versions through Bluetooth technology.
Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch costs about $299 in the United States and will be available in Blue, Black colors. The Gear Icon X earphones cost $199 which is quite expensive for a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. Pre-orders commence today and deliveries begins on October 27th.