One of my favorite features of the latest smart-watches from Samsung is the integrated fitness equipment wrapped up in the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, & Gear Fit. Not only are you going to have the ability to check/read/reply to emails and text but NOW! you can use the Gear 2 as a standalone
music player. There is no audio jack so it would require a bluetooth headset to get the best quality of music vs the tiny speaker on the Gear 2. Where this really comes in handy is when you are heading off to
and usually these are the extras that you are hauling around while you are at the gym
I can't tell you how many times I would start walking way from equipment and have to turn around and go back and grab one of the three things above and here is where I think that the Gear 2
is ingenious as it functions as standalone music player and has 4 gigs of memory to copy music over to (to learn how visit the "How To Guide" from Samsung)
If you are like me getting notifications while on the treadmill or exercise equipment can be a distraction and sometimes throw you out of the "zone" but with the standalone feature on the Gear 2 you are
free to leave your device in your vehicle or locker. Its great that the Gear 2 will have all your fitness features and now the ability to play music. I don't have a bluetooth headset but I did pair the Gear 2 to my
Harman/Kardon Onyx Speaker and copied some music over to the Gear and it worked like a champ I left my phone on the charger and used the music that I copied to the Gear and went about my business.
This is a solid idea and feature and I hope that more wearable devices offer this type of capability.
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