While I absolutely loved last year’s Gear S3 Frontier, one of the major complaints I heard on a regular basis was that it was too big. We now have the Samsung Gear Sport that brings Tizen 3.0 with a smaller form factor more acceptable to the masses.
In addition to the updated hardware, Samsung brings enterprise-friendly capability with a native PowerPoint controller, web app support designed to encourage more application development, improved WiFi infrastructure support, and Knox configure. Companies have the capability to provide custom app solutions on the Gear Sport, which can be used to support various programs.
For example, UnitedHealthcare launched an incentive-based wellness program where Samsung wearables track and encourage daily walking goals. Users who achieve the goals can earn up to $1,000 a year for out-of-pocket medical expenses. Using wearables to encourage healthy living and rewarding people is exactly what I envision as a way to expend the use of wearables and help us reduce medical expenses while also helping people live more productive and happy lives.
- Display: 1.2 inch (30.4mm) 360 x 360 pixels resolution Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass 3
- Operating system: Tizen 3.0
- Storage: 768MB RAM and 4GB internal storage for music and apps
- Water resistance: 50 meters,5 ATM
- Bands: Standard 20mm bands for massive variety of band options
- Connectivity and sensors: Bluetooth 4.2, 801.22 b/g/n WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, optical HR, barometer, gyro, ambient light, accelerometer
- Battery: 300 mAh
- Dimensions: 42.9 x 44.6 x 11.6 mm and 67 grams