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Samsung Announces Arrival Wearable Fitness Gears

Samsung Wearable Fitness Gears Arrived

Kuala Lumpur, 19 August 2016Samsung Malaysia Electronics continues its expansion in the wearable market with the official arrival of the much-awaited fitness gears Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX, and immersive entertainment technology, Gear 360 and the new Gear VR in Malaysia.

Samsung Wearable Fitness Gears

The Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX are optimized to benefit users’ various fitness levels, and include features such as precise tracking technology and a standalone music player to provide users with the optimal fitness experience. Embedded with GPS and a heart rate monitor (HRM) that offer useful and accurate fitness tracking and measurement, the Gear Fit2 provides instant feedback on the user’s workout. The Gear IconX are cord-free earbuds that can track fitness information and provide users with feedback on their running performance.

The new Gear VR, powered by Oculus, allows users the flexibility to experience premium virtual reality almost anywhere when paired with the latest Samsung smartphones. Now in Blue Black colour, the new hue not only enhances the device’s aesthetic, but it also helps to prevent light reflection to provide a more cinematic experience than the previous model. With two different device holders USB Type-C and Micro USB, the new Gear VR is compatible with even more Samsung smartphones, including the latest Galaxy Note7, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.

The Gear 360 is a 360-degree camera that lets consumers easily create, view and share their favorite experiences through video and still image content. With a light and compact, spherical-shaped design, Gear 360 maximizes portability to film on the go or for indoor activities. The new camera leverages the best of the Samsung Galaxy experience so users can become the creator of their own virtual reality content, then share with friends via platforms such as YouTube 360 and Facebook, and relive the moment with the ultra-immersive new Gear VR.

“Samsung continues to push the boundaries of the mobile experience to extend beyond the smartphone. Our wearable technology continues to evolve, responding to consumers’ everyday needs. The Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX are specialized to enhance their fitness experiences and everyday activities. Gear 360, paired with the new Gear VR, continues to push the limits on immersive content – providing a visual experience that makes capturing and sharing life’s moments even easier. With these new products in Samsung’s wearable portfolio, consumers can enjoy a complete Samsung device ecosystem that delivers seamless mobile experiences,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President of IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

 

Gear Fit2: Advanced Features for Fitness

  • Features an ergonomic, sleek and slim design for comfortable everyday use
  • Provides a Super AMOLED curved display with a high-resolution colour touchscreen for easy fitness monitor, or checking and responding to text message notifications
  • Embedded GPS and HRM sensor for accurate data tracking of activities that fit any lifestyle
  • With Auto Activity Tracking feature, users won’t have to manually activate the sports band – whether running, walking, cycling, or utilizing rowing machine or elliptical trainer
  • Enables easy transfer of fitness data between S Health and other select fitness applications, and provides ‘Step Challenges,’ for 1:1 competition with your friends
  • The standalone music player enables users to actively workout with motivation without the need of a mobile device
  • Colours available: Blue, Dark Grey, Pink
  • RRP: RM699 (inclusive of 6% GST) / ~US$175

Gear IconX: A Simple and Wireless Experience

  • Provides a lightweight, secure and comfortable fit with three different sizes of eartips and wingtips, and can be activated by simply placing the earbuds in the user’s ears
  • Enables tracking of fitness data such as distance, speed, duration, heart rate and calories burned, and easily syncs with S Health
  • Includes a Voice Guide feature that provides instant voice feedback on the user’s workout progress and provides a standalone music listening experience
  • With Bluetooth capability and an internal storage that can play up to 1,000 MP3s, users can simply tap or swipe the earbuds to easily control the music
  • Colours available: Blue, Dark Grey, Pink
  • RRP: RM699 (inclusive of 6% GST)

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New Gear VR: A Gateway to New Experiences and Great Adventures

  • Expanded compatibility and enhanced connectivity with USB Type-C and Type-B ports.
  • Equipped with larger lenses at an increased diameter of 42 millimetres, improving the field of view to 101 degrees to offer a more natural feel.
  • A vaster selection of high quality VR content powered by Oculus, with intuitive content navigation.
  • Colour available: Blue Black
  • RRP: RM399 (inclusive of 6% GST) / ~US$ 99

Gear 360: Reimagining the Way Moments are Captured and Shared

  • Equipped with dual fisheye lenses with 15 megapixel image sensors
  • Capable of capturing high-resolution (3840×1920) 360-degree video that also supports 30 megapixel still images.
  • Also shoots 180-degree wide angle video and images with only using one side of the camera lens.
  • Its Bright Lens F2.0 creates high resolution images even in low-light conditions, where users can create full panoramic videos.
  • Features a user-friendly tripod and is also compatible with a wider selection of accessories and mounts currently available on the market.
  • Compatible with select Samsung smartphones including the newly released Galaxy Note7, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6.
  • RRP: RM1,299 (inclusive of 6% GST) / ~US325

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New Samsung 2016 Gear VR Announced

5 August 2016 – With improved lenses and ergonomics, as well as expanded compatibility with more Samsung smartphones and USB devices, the new and improved 2016 Gear VR headset challenges the very concept of virtual reality, redefining the limits of what it’s capable of.

 

New 2016 Gear VR

Brought to life by the Samsung Galaxy smartphone, the 2016 Gear VR provides the ultimate in engaging content, putting users in the center of the action for a more immersive experience. Together with the Galaxy Note7, the device is a gateway to new experiences and great adventures.

 

 

A Refined Design

The most evident change of the 2016 Gear VR is its new body color, Blue Black. Not only does this new hue enhance the device’s aesthetic, but it also helps to prevent light reflection to provide a more cinematic experience than the previous model. In addition, the device now also features a home key that instantly directs users to Oculus Home, the official landing page of Gear VR.

 

Expanded Compatibility, Enhanced Connectivity

With two different device holders—USB Type-C and Micro USB—included as inbox items, the new 2016 Gear VR is compatible with more Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy Note7, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.

Furthermore, an external USB port (USB Hub 2.0) has been added to enable connectivity with third-party USB devices, as well as charging during use. With the ability to connect to a wider array of external sensors, motion controllers, 4D experience tools and OTG USB memory, the 2016 Gear VR offers an experience that is more interactive than ever before.

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Optical Lenses That Can See More

The new 2016 Gear VR headset is also equipped with larger lenses. With an increased diameter of 42 millimeters, the lenses improve the field of view to 101 degrees to offer a more natural feel.

And, with Samsung’s crystal clear Super AMOLED displays, users can enjoy low persistence images, along with a high 60 frames-per-second frame rate for less motion blur and juddering. As a result, virtual reality content viewed on the Gear VR is now even more realistic.

 

Seamless Navigation of More Contents

To enable users to make full use of the new 2016 Gear VR, Samsung offers a vaster selection of high quality VR content with intuitive content navigation.

With the Gear VR web browser, users can browse more than 300 VR apps including over a hundred games, along with a variety of videos, educational apps and immersive experiences. The Samsung Picks section offers a list of 15 recommended apps for those looking to try something new.

The browser is easy to use, and the immersive graphic user interface creates a seamless environment so users can enjoy their favorite 2D and 3D contents.

Forward looking and backward compatible, the new Gear VR is capable of breaking down the barriers of what today’s virtual reality technology can do, and what tomorrow’s can offer.

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