IFA 2017: Samsung Jumps In The Pool With Speedo For Latest Offering
With millions of Australians into swimming Samsung Australia could have a big winner on their hands with the release of a brand-new swim tracking app in partnership with Speedo.
Launched at IFA 2017 the Speedo On swim tracking app will be featured on Samsung’s new Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro.
Both devices are 5 ATM certified for water resistance in up to 50-meters. With instant access to Speedo On, the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro could appeal to morning beach and pool fitness swimmers as well as those looking for a more competitive edge in the water.
Samsung have not said how it handles salt water.
The Gear Fit2 Pro measures key swim metrics including lap count, lap time and stroke type to easily track and incorporate swim achievements into personal fitness goals.
Samsung claims that when paired with the two new devices, consumers have options for what works best to complement their activity needs in the water.
The data from Speedo On is also compatible with Samsung Health, Samsung’s comprehensive fitness tracking platform, to deliver a broader picture of health and wellness information.
At the heart of the new offering is a Speedo developed algorithm that’s designed to deliver optimum accuracy and data transfer into the Speedo On cloud platform where owners can analysis their swims and track their progress against set fitness goals.
And for those who want to see how others are doing in the water, one can easily follow other swimmers.
“Our Gear customers have been looking for more water-resistant products, and now with the Speedo partnership and the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, we are delivering the best experience to meet their demands” said Kiseon Kim, Vice President of Wearable Product Strategy Team at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
“Speedo is committed to inspiring more people to get into the pool to achieve their fitness goals. Our collaboration with Samsung is the first of its kind and brings the very best of Samsung’s technological innovation together with Speedo’s swim expertise to provide fitness focused swimmers with a completely new level of tracking,” said Rob Hicking, Brand Director at Speedo International. “We look forward to seeing what we can achieve together in the pool.”