Trek Factory Racing Partners with Samsung, Integrates Training with New Wearable Technology

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Photo c. Samsung Tomorrow

Earlier this year during the Consumer Electronics show it was rumored that Trek and Samsung might be forming a partnership. The fact that there was a custom Samsung painted Trek Domane with the tech company’s Gear 2 smart watch built into the handle bar certainly didn’t hurt the rumors. While we won’t be seeing Trek carbon bars with Samsung mobile devices embedded in them any time soon, the two companies are teaming up to develop fitness and wellness based tech for the future.

Announced just before the start of the 2014 Tour de France, Trek Factory Racing will be outfitted with the latest products from Samsung including the Galaxy S5, Gear smart watches, and the Galaxy tablets. Samsung feels that the team will be able to integrate the Gear devices into their training allowing the team to remotely monitor their health, HR, cadence, and speed from Samsung tablets. As Samsung continues to focus more on the wellness aspect of their newest products, the partnership will provide them with valuable feedback from the cycling world for future products and development.

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Clockwise from top left: Gear Live, Gear 2, Gear Fit

 

Samsung current offers a number of smart watches that offer features like measuring heart rate, sleep patterns, exercise metrics, steps, and more in addition to the time. The company has been introducing new models on a regular basis with the Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit. The latest Gear watch to join the crowd is the new Gear Live which brings Google services like Maps and Navigation, Gmail, and Hangouts to a wrist near you. Like the other Gear devices, the Live can be paired with any Android device running Android 4.3 or higher.

Gear Live Specs:

Display

1.63” Super AMOLED (320 x 320)

OS

Android Wear

Processor

1.2 GHz Processor

Google Services

Google Now, Google Voice, Google Maps & Navigation, Gmail, Hangouts

Additional
Features

Notification (SMS, E-mail, etc.)

Heart Rate Monitor

IP67 Dust and Water Resistant

Changeable Strap, Color Options: Black and Wine Red

Connectivity

Bluetooth® v4.0 LE

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate

Memory

RAM: 512MB
Storage: 4GB Internal Memory

Dimension /Weight

37.9 x 56.4 x 8.9 mm, 59g

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAh

Comments

wako29 - 07/03/14 - 1:10pm

a major company like Samsung is turning more attention (and sponsorship) to cycling? AWESOME!!!

Nooge - 07/08/14 - 1:57pm

It is good that tech companies pay attention to cycling. However, be warned that Samsung has a history of shipping subpar fitness devices that can’t even measure HR accurately.

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/04/pinnacle-samsungs-activity.html

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