Samsung skips UK in Gear Fit2 launch spree

Samsung today announced that its brand new Gear Fit2 wearable is now available for purchase in select countries around the world.

Samsung has given the UK a miss yet again after it failed to launch Galaxy Note 5 in the country and also left the UK camera market last year.

Last week, Samsung announced its new Gear Fit2 wearable featuring  a curved 1.5-inch Super AMOLED display, an  inbuilt GPS and a heart rate sensor, essential for real-time fitness tracking and will also feature a slim light-weight design, an Auto Activity Tracking feature which will activate itself once you begin a new workout session and a standalone music player which will let you match your workouts with music without needing a smartphone to serve the purpose.

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While Samsung had confirmed last week that Gear Fit2 will be available from 10th June onwards, the company has launched the wearable in select regions which include the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Australia. However, the company said that the wearable will gradually be launched around the globe but has not mentioned any fixed timeline for a global release. Gear IconX, the other wearable which launched last week along with Gear Fit2, is slated for release in July.

 

In February of last year, Samsung released the Gear VR for sale in the UK but also announced that it will no longer compete in the UK camera market, citing a sustained decline in sales and lack of demand for standalone digital cameras.

"In the UK, we have seen a gradual and sustained decline in demand for standalone digital cameras and camcorders and related accessories. For this reason, we have taken the decision to phase out the sales and marketing of these products," said Samsung, confirming rumours that had been doing the rounds for months.

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"We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In the UK, we have seen a gradual and sustained decline in demand for standalone digital cameras and camcorders and related accessories. For this reason, we have taken the decision to phase out the sales and marketing of these products. This is a local decision, based on local market conditions," the company added.

Samsung also announced last year that its 2015 phablet, the Galaxy Note 5, will not release in the UK. Even though the company did not offer any reason for the decision, it sold the Black Sapphire and While Pearl models of the Galaxy Note 5 for £459 for the 32GB variants and for £525 for the 64GB variants in the United States, where it turned out to be a big draw for those who craved for larger screens.

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  1. Guest
    Guest10th Jun 2016

    Samsung's UK News page actually says it will be available from today (10th June) but it's not. I've contacted Samsung via Facebook & Twitter but they ...

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