Samsung launches Gear Sport and new wearables ahead of IFA 2017

Now with Speedo's latest swimming training app, Speedo On, the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro also allow you to easily track key swim metrics including lap count, lap time, stroke type and more.

To its credit, Samsung hasn't messed around with the Gear Sport's controls, which are still the best on any smartwatch to date thanks to its rotating bezel and the two buttons built into the right side of the device.

Gear Fit2 Pro hits stores September 15 for $199. While Samsung hasn't released pricing or availability for all the products yet, they'll likely arrive this fall. All that's pretty exciting stuff even for a non-athlete such as myself - and to hear Samsung tell it, that's kind of the whole idea. You can check out the device specific details below.

The company is also using its stage at IFA to introduce the Gear Fit2 Pro, a new version of the company's fitness band that features most of the above mentioned tracking features, along with a more comfortable band.

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As an updated take on an already existing model, the Gear Fit2 Pro features advanced built-in Global Positioning System tracking.

The Gear Sport comes with automatic activity tracking, and it'll sync to Samsung Health to help you keep an eye on all your workouts and activities in one place. QuickDrive™ takes innovation one step further by offering a new level of convenience and performance.

The watch is sleek and minimal with user-swappable 20mm straps, but it still has military-grade durability. Samsung says it's salt- and freshwater-ready. Providing the ultimate cleaning solution, the POWERstick PROTM guarantees powerful cleaning performance, easy maintenance and a long-lasting battery.

Samsung is still steering well clear of Android Wear at IFA 2017 with both of its new wearables. Running Tizen OS it is compatible with all Android 4.4+ phones and recent iPhones running iOS 9+, and comes in two sizes. It also features Running Coach function that provides in-ear audio exercise status updates in real-time.

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Finally, there's a new pair of in-earphones from Samsung, with the 2018 edition of the Icon X, and truth be told we're not sure what exactly Samsung has changed on this one, outside of support for Bixby and perhaps the weight.

Armed with a 200mAh battery, the wearable fitness band comes with connectivity options such as Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi and Global Positioning System. There is also 4GB of storage for offline music streaming.

The South Korean company has partnered with Spotify so users can download tracks to the device, meaning they can listen independently from their paired smartphone.

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