Samsung focuses on sport with the Gear FIT2 IconX

The South Korean firm puts the focus on the mobile phone industry with a new bracelet that includes a training computer and music player with wireless headphones.

sansung phone asylum

Athletes are consumers looking for different products to improve their performance and Samsung has once again bet on monitoring bracelets for physical activity with the bracelet FIT2 Gear, which includes the typical functions of these ‘wearables’ plus a wireless headset called Gear IconX.

The first case is a fitness bracelet which includes integrated GPS positioning system independent of the parent terminal. It also has a heart rate sensor that provides real-time data and for athletes to keep track of their heart pulses during exercise.

With an elegant design, this electronic band features a touch screen with Super AMOLED technology with nice information and data recorded. Moreover, like other such devices found on the market, users can view and respond to text messages.

The incorporation of the Super AMOLED screen with touch panel colour and high resolution in order to easily monitor workouts, or view and respond to notifications for text messages. Another interesting detail is the Auto Activity Tracking function, one which users may forget to activate. Auto Activity Tracking detects the type of exercise (running, cycling, walking) being made. One of the great advantages and differeces over other rivals is its separate music player that allows users to actively train without carrying a mobile device and it will be available from June 10.

Meanwhile, IconX Gear wireless headphones can monitor the information on physical activity and provide users with information about your running performance. Just in case, they have three different sizes and can be activated by simply placing the headphones on the user’s ears.

Among other things, the device allows track of sporting activity data, such as distance, speed, duration, heart rate and calories burned, and easily synchronized with the S Health app. One extra detail: it has a Voice Guide function which provides instant voice information about progress in user training. As if that were not enough, it syncs via Bluetooth but has a 4GB memory to store a thousand songs in MP3 format.

New Smartphone batteries to charge within 2 minutes?

How many times a day have you wished that your phone battery was better? How many times have you wished that it didn’t take hours for a full charge? Well it looks as though StoreDot may have the answer for you.

The company have re-built battery technology from scratch and have come up with a battery that can charge within 2 minutes! Now that’s what this era of smartphones has been calling for.

Many manufactures care more about the display or the specs without thinking about the battery. Of course these qualities are very important to phone/tech enthusiasts but for the everyday smartphone user they don’t care as much about the qualities they care about the price, the popularity and how long the battery lasts so this battery could shape the future of the phone battery world.

Of course the battery doesn’t last as long as the average smartphone battery but the battery can run for 5 hours on a two minute charge. Now that’s impressive.

According to the company the original batteries were bulky but the latest battery will add no extra bulk to your phone the company claims.

The battery was shown at the CES 2015 show in a Samsung phone that was sat in a small dock.

Of course the ideal battery would be one that last longer and charges quicker and hopefully with this breakthrough we may see a battery that can charge fast and last long in the upcoming years. From what we’ve seen it doesn’t look like there’s anything in technology’s way when it comes to developing for the better so it will be exciting to see what StoreDot could do with this. There are already phone manufactures from around the world looking to buy or license this technology so with a growing demand and interest in these batteries who knows what we’ll see?