According to Dick Smith marketing boss Neil Merola the Company expects Samsung’s new Gear Fit and Gear 2 watches to be a smash hit so much so that he offered to buy their entire shipment.
Recently Dick Smith opened a new health and fitness area in their Pitt Street Sydney store with the Company now moving to expand the ‘tech health’ gear to hundreds of their outlets.
“We love this gear” said Merola, “We offered to buy Samsung’s entire stock because we are confident that health tech gear is set to be big. We recently set up new areas and merchandisers in two of our Sydney stores and will expand our health and fitness gear into several stores this year” said Merola.
For those awaiting more details about Samsung’s new Gear 2 smartwatch and Gear Fit wristband tracker, the company announced pricing and availability last night at a glitzy media and trade party.
The new Gear 2 will set you back $369.95, while the Gear Neo and Gear Fit will be cheaper at $249.
The devices will go on sale in April, but the pre-sale starts as of today.
The Samsung Gear 2 is a second-generation smartwatch, touting a heart-rate sensor, music player and infrared emitter that could be used to control a TV. It’s also powered by Tizen; the previous Galaxy Gear smartwatch ran on Android.
Meanwhile, the Gear Fit comes with a curved Super AMOLED touchscreen with a built-in heart rate monitor. The waterproof fitness tracker comes with an adjustable band and connects via Bluetooth, so you can get notifications directly to the device from your smartphone. Like the Gear 2 Neo, it doesn’t feature with a camera.