Samsung is whipping its accessory offerings into shape today with two new fitness-oriented products. The Gear Fit2 is about what you'd expect, a followup to the original Gear Fit smart sports band. The Gear IconX is something new from Samsung. It's a pair of completely wireless earbuds that include some standalone fitness tracking features. If this sounds familiar, that's because both products leaked in April.
Starting with the more familiar Gear Fit2, it bears a resemblance to the first one, but the Super AMOLED screen is more curved and blends in with the shape of the bracelet portion better. It has watch functionality, of course, but the suite of features is aimed at fitness. It has a heart rate sensor, GPS, and gamification features via S Health. This device runs Tizen, and should work with any Android phone running 4.4 or higher (or Samsung devices running 4.3). It will be available on June 10th for $179.
You'll have to wait a little longer for the Gear IconX earbuds. These earbuds have literally no wires—they're just individual buds that go in each ear. We've seen this same idea from a few small manufacturers, and on Kickstarter. The IconX will have basic fitness tracking features including step counting and a heart rate sensor, so the phone can stay at home. What about music? You can load tunes onto the buds, which have 4GB of storage (about 3.5GB usable). That happens wirelessly with a Galaxy device, but you need a PC if you use another phone. We don't have an exact launch date or price for the IconX, just that they'll be out sometime in Q3 of this year.