Samsung Canada Announces Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX, Providing Greater Control Over Your Fitness Goals in our Connected Lives

GPS sports band and cord-free earbuds launch with improved features that will help Canadians unlock their fitness freedom

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada today announced the next evolution of its line of fitness wearables with the availability of Samsung Gear Fit2 and the Samsung Gear IconX. Expanding on its impressive roster of Gear devices, these products showcase Samsung Canada's continued leadership in the wearables category. Combining elegant design with consumers' fitness needs in mind, the Gear Fit2 and IconX provide Canadians with greater control over their fitness goals through new features such as precise tracking technology and a standalone music player to offer users the optimal fitness experience.

Designed for Canadians who are passionate about their personal health and fitness, the Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX elevate existing routines and blend fitness with fun, whether they are training for a marathon or taking daily stroll. The Gear Fit2 features an embedded GPS and heart rate monitor (HRM) that offer accurate and robust fitness tracking and measurement no matter the activity, while providing instant feedback on the workout. And all new to the wearables category, is Gear IconX. These truly cord-free earbuds have a built-in activity tracker, heart rate monitor and music player to offer you an untethered workout.

"We know that living a healthy lifestyle is a top priority for Canadians and our two new wearables, the Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX, are a perfect fit for keeping fitness goals on track," said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President, Mobile Solutions at Samsung Canada. "Designed to empower Canadians to stay focused and keep rhythm in their everyday fitness, we continue to innovate the wearable category through unique fitness solutions."

Get Fit Your Way with the Gear Fit2

  • The vibrant curved display on the Gear Fit2 provides for easy fitness monitoring and the ability to check and respond to text message notifications in any light.
  • With an embedded GPS and HRM sensor, the Gear Fit2 provides accurate data tracking for a variety of fitness activities that fit any lifestyle.
  • Stay motivated without the need of a mobile device thanks to the built-in standalone music player.
  • With its IP68 certification, the Gear Fit2 is water and dust resistant and allows you to go wherever your fitness routine takes you.

Truly Cord Free with the Gear IconX

  • Lightweight, secure and comfortable to wear, the Gear IconX comes with three different sizes of eartips and can be activated by simply placing the earbuds in your ears.
  • Receive instant feedback on your workout progress thanks to the Voice Guide feature.
  • The built-in standalone music player can store up to 1,000 MP3s and users can simply tap or swipe the earbuds to easily control the music and set the pace for any workout.
  • With an in-ear HRM, the Gear IconX offers standalone fitness tracking that can be easily shared and viewed on an accompanying mobile device.

The Samsung Gear Fit2 is available for purchase in Canada beginning today at Samsung Experience Stores in black, blue and pink colours. National retail availability for the Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX will occur beginning in Q3 2016. The Gear IconX will be available in black, blue and white colours.

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Samsung Gear Fit2 Specifications:


1.5", Curved Super AMOLED 216 x 432


Dual Core (1 GHz)


512 MB (RAM) / 4 GB Storage


Bluetooth® v 4.2


Accelerometer, Gyro, HRM, Built-in GPS, Barometer


24.5 (W) x 51.2 (D) mm






Android 4.4/ RAM 1.5 GB



Additional Features

Notifications (SNS, call, email, applications, schedule)

Black, blue and pink

Small (Size of the wrist: 125 ~ 170mm)

Large (Size of the wrist: 155 ~ 210mm)

IP68 certified (up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5m of water)

Standalone music player


Audio formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, M4A, AMR, AWB, OGG, OGA, 3GA


Samsung Gear IconX Specifications:


4 GB / up to 1,000 songs


Bluetooth® v 4.1


Accelerometer, HR, Capacitive Touch


Earbud: 18.9 (W) x 26.0 (D) / Case: 92.0 (W) x 35.3 (D)


Earbud: 7g per earbud


Earbud: 47mAh / Charging Case: 315mAH


Android 4.4/ RAM 1.5 GB


Dynamic Driver


2ea per earbud

Additional Features

Black, blue and white

Splash resistant (P2i Nano Coating)

Standalone music player

Voice guide (available in 15 languages)


Audio formats: MP3, WMA v9, WAV, AAC, M4A


*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Canada

Samsung Electronics Canada inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances and printers. In 2015, Samsung was ranked one of the top 10 most influential brands in Canada, based on a study by Ipsos Reid. Committed to helping Canadians live connected and make a difference, its Samsung Hope for Children corporate giving program supports children's education, sustainability and health-related issues in communities across the country.

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SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

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