The Gear Sport smartwatch, the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness bracelet and the Icon X 2018 wireless headphones, Samsung’s newest features.
The presentation of the Galaxy Note 8 last week did not exhaust Samsung’s arsenal of novelties for the fall season. The South Korean corporation arrived at the IFA fair in Berlinwith numerous devices to show, from appliances to wearables, through screens.
This year, the company combined its traditional separate events, one for its electronics business and one for the mobile, in a single, held in the center of Berlin, with David Lowes , director of Marketing Operations of Samsung in Europe, as master of ceremonies, reports CNET .
Samsung’s presentation revolved around the issue of “new normality” , that is, how life would be with all its smart devices. “These are simple innovations that change the aspects of your life in a way you could never have anticipated, but since then you will not be able to live without them,” Lowes explained.
The most striking news were three new wearables : the smartwatch Gear Sport , with Spotify included; the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness bracelet with GPS and it will cost $ 200, and the wireless headset Icon X 2018 . All of them emphasize fitness features such as the ability to swim with them in salt water offered by Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro. One but: neither the watch nor the bracelet incorporate Bixby, although the headphones Icon X 2018 they can interact with the wizard through a Samsung smartphone.
Regarding the screens and televisions, Samsung showed the new Q8F QLED TV , a flat version of its curved Q8C television that will be launched in Europe in sizes 55 and 65 inches; the 43-inch Samsung Frame TV designed for artwork, and a QLED monitor for 49-inch games. Samsung also announced that it has partnered with Panasonic and 20th Century Fox to broadcast HDR 10+ technology.
And in terms of appliances , the company has brought to the IFA 2017 the PowerStick Prowireless vacuum cleaner , with 150 watts of suction and 40 minutes of autonomy, as well as five accessories and a Flex handle that folds up to 50 degrees. Next to it, the washers with QuickDrive technology , which reduces wash time by half and use energy by 20%. And finally, the Smart Fridge Family Hub , which adds four new languages: British English, German, French and Italian, and will work with Samsung Connect.