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There’s a new smartwatch in Samsung’s portfolio and its purpose is stated by its name: the Gear Sport. Launching at a gala event at Berlin’s Tempodrom today, the Gear Sport follows in the path defined by the Gear S3, marrying familiar design cues from the traditional watch industry with the functionality people expect from a modern smart device.

As a fitness tracker, the Samsung Gear Sport will be able to record swimming sessions with the preloaded Speedo On app (it’s rated to be waterproof to a depth of 50 meters), and Samsung has partnered with Under Armour to give owners a 12-month, premium-tier membership and access to the latter’s suite of self-quantification apps: UA Record, MyFitnessPal, MapMyRun, and Endomondo. The Gear Sport…

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