Samsung's next wearable could be a fitness tracker/smartwatch hybrid

Samsung Gear Fit 2

Samsung Gear Fit 2

According to SamMobile report, information shared by Samsung suggests that it will be a fitness tracker-smartwatch hybrid.

Samsung may be working on a brand new wearable device, at least if this latest leak is anything to go by. Samsung sells its smartwatches as Gear S products whereas its fitness trackers are sold as Gear Fit products. That being said such a device isn't exactly groundbreaking since Apple has positioned its Apple Watch to double as a smartwatch and a fitness tracker. The revelation was made as part of a survey the company sent out to the members of its SmartLab Plus program. One of the members on our team received this email. "The new product concept takes the best bits from Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2", the email reportedly stated. Samsung is asking for opinions on some taglines that will be used to promote the new product.

The company says the new wearable will have a small body, with thin interchangeable straps so you can personalise it to your own tastes.

It will be a water-resistant device that will let users wear it even while swimming. Interestingly, the watch strap will also be replaceable allowing buyers customize to the their preference. The email further states the smartwatch will offer "all-round fitness for everyone from beginners to experts; activity tracking; weight/calorie management; active sports and coaching".

"It features a revised user interface for improved widgets with glanceable information including progress towards your goals", it adds. Smart inactivity alert is another feature of this mysterious smart device that will remind its users to be active when doing a sedentary job.

Exactly what kind of device this ends up being remains to be seen, but IFA is around the corner and Samsung is expected to announce their Galaxy Note 8 handset then, so it is possible that the company could also unveil their next wearable as well.

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