Samsung’s Next Wearable Could be a Fitness Tracker Hybrid
The South Korean company has reportedly been working on a wearable device for quite some time, which will mainly be like a fitness tracker and not exactly a smartwatch, so this is for sure it’s not going to be the Gear S4. The device will not be a full fledged smartwatch but will have some smartwatch functions, along with fitness tracking capabilities.
As per Sammobile, Samsung has started sending out a survey to the members of its SmartLab Plus program. In the survey, the company is basically asking for opinions from the members on some ‘taglines’ that can be used to promote the new product.
As per the email, the device will sport a smaller body and thinner straps that will be replaceable. It will be waterproof and can be used while swimming. This means that users will be able to track their swimming workouts as well. Additional fitness tracking features will include activity tracking, weight and calorie management, active sports and coaching.
The company writes, “The new product concept takes the best bits from Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2.” Further explaining about the new product, the company says, “The product is in the form of a smartwatch (rather than an active tracker) and offers maximum comfort with a smaller body and thinner watch straps.”
It’s unclear when Samsung is planning to unveil this device and whether it will be branded under the Gear S or Gear Fit lineup.