Pictures of Samsung's rumored fitness tracker surface (updated)

Pictures of Samsung's rumored fitness tracker surface (updated)
Samsung already manufactures smartwatches, including the Samsung Gear S2. Now, photographs of a fitness tracker known internally as Triathlon have surfaced. The device has a model number of SM-R150, and looks like the Sport variant of the Tizen powered Gear 2 smartwatch (right down to the rotating bezel). Like the Gear S2, the wearable is powered by Tizen.

UPDATE: It appears the new "photographs" are actually screenshots of a promo video of Samsung's Body Compass 2.0 system. The device that's seen there might still be a glimpse of the upcoming fitness tracker, or it may just be a demo device, or some sort of Gear S2 variation. We've embedded the video below.

The Samsung SM-R150 is reportedly going to be an affordable product. While pricing and availability are unknown, we would expect the usual features for a fitness tracker including the monitoring of the user's heart rate, sleeping patterns, exercise goals, pulse and calories burned. It also appears to keep track of a user's water intake and body fat measurement.

The SM-R150 has not yet been made official by Samsung. Despite that, you can take a look at photos that allegedly show Sammy's new Triathlon fitness tracker by clicking on the slideshow below.



1. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Wow I am sold, I hope it's below 100 US DOLLAR.

10. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

under $100? NEVER ....seeing how the Gear fit still retails for $150 still I'm guessing this will be priced around $200 to $250 which is still affordable unless you don't have a job

17. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Never say never. The Gear Fit was available at $99 for some time last year.

13. hateftotti

Posts: 232; Member since: May 03, 2011

2. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Looks big and sexy compared to S2. Love it, now make it affordable...remember samsung its a wearable not a phone to price $5XX :(

3. Ilikkaman

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Looks good

4. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Can they make it waterproof please and have something something for swimmers. As a swimmer we always struggle with wearables. All the smartwatch currently available are ugly. There is awkward something for runners and cyclists. Most swimming watches don't have app stores. I want something that will track my swimming and the same watch I can use at the gym to log my raps and sets as well.

5. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

There is always something...

32. daddyd302

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 17, 2008

You want a swimming smartwatch and never heard of the Garmin Fenix 3? Maybe you should look it up. It's not as advance as Android Wear or the Apple watch but it has a always on watch-face and it'll last you at least 10 days of regular use. It's pretty expensive so be warned, like $500 to $800 expensive.

37. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I know about it. The thing is there is no App Store and their so called App Store is just full of face watches. I'm talking now about a real smartwatch where I can download apps, something I can also use when I'm not swimming. If you know what I mean.

6. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

You tech people.... It looks absolutely horrible! The contrast of sporty rubber design and fake shiny chrome is so, so cheesy, only Samsung could make the cheap look cheaper. And right when I thought that the Gear S2 couldn't look any cheaper...

7. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

#ButtHurt? Maybe. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You think it's ugly, we think it's beautiful. In gonna leave it there. Don't convince us bcos it's not gonna work...

8. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Sure not... Go, buy it and get laughed at.

26. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

You sound like a teen. "Get laughed at?" The idiots who "laugh" bought it for me I guess?

9. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

And design is not to the eye of the beholder, it's a craft that people study and exercise and quite often a very hard job. Also a job that Samsung is reminding us on a regular basis that doesn't have a clue about.

12. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Id definitely agree with that, idk why ppl assume that a designer just hands in a sketch and gets paid. I am actually not impressed by the way it tries to be elegant, it's like lipstick on a pig. Somehow I think the designer was going for elegant and the suits decided that it also had to look gadgety or high tech...

24. engineer-1701d unregistered

and who would you say has eye for design also if you care that much about the look of the item you're not really working out you are a fake gym rat

33. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I'm designer by profession.

31. willard12 unregistered

Then how do you explain the Apple Watch, an enlarged Chiclet with bands? Which phone looks better, the S6 Edge+ or the 6S Antenna Lines Plus?

34. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

None... They both have design mistakes.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its alot better than all rubber :-/ and u can wear this one as regular (tizen) watch for daily life, without looking weird :-/

19. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

A real desiger should also know that chrome plated serves only an esthetic function and by definition is always "fake".. Or not, depending how you define " fake". Here we don't know if the ring is plastic or metal, but you can chrome plate either material. Not much more than pigment coloring. It's like saying all those cars and motorcycles use "fake shiny chrome" too. Or any chrome plated object for that matter. Good luck attacking all those designer.

20. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Have you seen how Mercedes and BMW chrome usually the outlines of their windows whereas Ferrari never? This is what I mean. Not that I don't like chrome in general, but that there is some thinking behind its application. In this monstrosity of a smartwatch the chrome is clearly looking out of place and terribly cheap.

22. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Most classic Ferrari's did too. Today it's usually associated with luxury styled cars rather than sportiness. But that highlights exactly the point here, style is subjective and changes over time due to conformity. Yet many still find classic cars beautiful and besides that, being a conformist isn't a virtue either, especially true for designers.

35. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

So, you're telling me that this thing pictured in this article is an anticonformistic design statement? :-))

36. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Whether you or I like it or not, is subjective, but it sure is nonconformist.

21. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Beauty depends on the manufacturer here... With a Samsung logo this is Beautiful, put an Apple logo on it and it's the most disgustingly hideous abomination of a creation in the history of mankind.

23. engineer-1701d unregistered

upset apple didnt steal this earlier dont worry in 3 years they will revolutionize the fitness world with the same thing but in rose gold and space gray what ever space gray is

25. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Well from what I can grasp through your terrible grammar you seem to think I'm upset Apple didn't make this? No, I don't and won't ever be wearing any type of watch or "fitness tracker" regardless of who makes it. All I said was the truth about the majority of opinion on this site.

27. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Should those who prefer to wear a Wearable fitness tracker be ashamed because your wisdom should be adhered to?

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