[THE INVESTOR] Samsung Electronics on Aug. 31 showcased three new wearable products ahead of the IFA which kicks off this week.
During the showcase event held in Berlin, Samsung introduced two new smartwatches, the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit2 Pro, which are equipped with improved outdoor-related features. The Korean tech giant also showcased next-generation earphone, the Gear IconX 2018.
Samsung Electronics' Gear Sport.
Samsung Electronics said the two smartwatches are the first Gear series to win waterproof approval from 5-ATM rating, allowing users to use the products in swimming pools. The water-lock mode prevents the devices from being activated by current, it added.
Under the partnership with Speedo, a global swimwear producer, the devices are also equipped with an application dubbed Speedo On, which analyzes users‘ activities during swimming.
The Gear Sport comes with 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display, with the Samsung Health application providing users with various workout-related tips. The Gear Fit2 Pro comes with a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED display, along with a Global Positioning System (GPS) program.
The cord-free earphone, the Gear IconX 2018, allows users not only to enjoy music, but also keeps track of users’ exercise-related information. Users can also activate smartphones equipped with voice recognition system through the product.
Samsung also promoted premium Frame TVs during the event. It showcased the 43-inch Frame TV, saying that the product will hit Europe, Russia, and the United States down the road. It also introduced QuickDrive, a washer which operates faster, as well as POWERstick PRO, a wireless vacuum cleaner.
By Alex Lee and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)