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Staying fit just turned easy and light with the Samsung Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX

By Brian Joseph Patrick N. Yalung and Jonathan Kevin Castillo

Samsung recently ramped up its wearable line with the unveiling of the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and the Gear IconX. The pair should come in handy for the health buffs, improved and handy solutions that can easily fit in with exercise routines.

The age of staying fit has enjoyed the perks of technology. That includes keeping close track of their progress and aiding those activities with good old music. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 should easily appease that, armed with the features like GPS and a new coaching feature for better calorie-counting results.

Galaxy A9 Pro (Manila Bulletin)

Galaxy A9 Pro (Manila Bulletin)

 The Perfect Fitness Companion

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 will be the perfect companion to health buffs, promising to offer accurate analytics that will be critical towards health goals. This includes ample recording of calories burned, heart rates and distance/speed covered.

The built-in GPS will be responsible for achieving such and aided by a coaching feature for precise tracking of the route, speed and distance.

 Adding some spice to an owner’s health routine will be the preferred audio and music files where up to 1,000 songs can be stored on the allocated 4 GB of storage on the wearable.

 The Best Tracker to have

A health buff’s progress it not limited to himself alone. Like most, the best way is to compare notes to see one’s mileage. Through the stored data from workouts, health buffs can compare milestones with other people as another way to achieve health progress.

Aside from that, it does the usual health monitoring as well. That includes the proper monitoring of sleep and stress levels, aligning itself with the expectations tied up to fitness trackers to date.

 Fashionable and rugged

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 comes with an improved design, lightweight and something designed for any outdoor condition. All this is attributed to its IP68 rating, brushing off worries on durability issues covered by dust and waterproof certification.


Most striking about the Samsung Gear Fit 2 is the fact that it can function on its own. It no longer needs to be wired to smartphones or external devices to be useful. It can perform independently and expands outside the health-related activities.

Aside from being a tracker, the device will also keep individuals connected. It can take calls and text messages, not to mention alert users of important events as keyed in their calendars.

 (From Left)GearFit 2 and Gear IconX

(From Left) GearFit 2 and Gear IconX

 Wireless earbuds

Exercise can be boring without the ideal energizing music but the problem is usually space. Some would need some media-playing device nearby but the Gear IconX breaks down those barriers.

The Gear Icon X allows potential owners listen to up to 1,000 songs via its 4GB storage. Controlling the music player is done much easier, too, thanks to its Smart Touch function. This means users will be able to control the volume, or select play, pause, and skip with just a few simple taps on a Gear IconX earbud.

 Unleash Yourself

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 generally allows you to “Unleash Yourself”. Being standalone and addressing concerns that people have had with prior fitness trackers are addressed, getting rid of obstacles that hinder people from attaining health goals and better lifestyles.

The coming of the Samsung Gear Fit 2 comes in the nick of time with health awareness rising to date. The device promises to direct people with accurate and credible results with its new features, not to mention retaining the sense of fashion and style that most heavily consider.

The GearFit 2 and the Gear IconX can fit perfectly with the Galaxy A9 Pro, one of Samsung’s newest phones.

The A9 Pro is gorgeous. It’s no flagship device from Samsung, but it’s kind of close to performing like one.

As a phone where you would want to watch movies and play games with, the A9 Pro knows its way around. Say no more to eye squinting with those small texts as the 6-inch Super AMOLED features a 1080p screen resolution.

It’s not 2K, but hey, we’re not complaining. 1080p is fantastic enough already and the only way you’d want anything more than that is if you’re interested in investing for a Gear VR.

It shares the same DNA as seen from the Galaxy Note 5. Its design is sleek and has that “techno-cool” look, and it manages to keep the fingerprints away. Because of its size, the A9 looks like a behemoth. It’s wide and large, though it feels no less comfortable on hand.

The A9 runs with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 and with 4GB RAM. So if there’s any doubt left, we’ll let you know now that you can definitely play Pokemon Go with this device and it will run smoothly.

You won’t run short in storing full HD videos with the 32GB internal storage capacity. Of course, there is an option to expand up to 256GB via microSD.

The 16MP rear camera’s shutter speed is blazing fast, not flagship-level fast, but faster than some phones. The optical image stabilization helps create steady photos in this fast-paced world where any action is bound to happen on every other corner. The images we captured were rich and vibrant in detail.

It appears the strange modern appeal of selfie-taking will keep on going for a while, maybe it might even be here to stay for good, but nonetheless, the A9 gears up its front camera with 8MP with the same shutter speed and clarity.

One thing we haven’t talked about yet is the A9 Pro’s battery is just as big, with a towering 5000mAh. That’s twice as much as most phones have today. The battery isn’t replaceable, which is a shame, but Samsung makes that up by giving this device fast charging.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro is aimed at people who are interested in investing for a large phone to watch videos and mobile apps with. The large battery and fast charging feature makes it clear for long chilling hours, along with a laidback internet browsing.