Samsung will announce a new Gear S smartwatch on August 30th at IFA

Samsung will unveil its newest Gear S smartwatch next week, on August 30th at the IFA consumer tech conference in Berlin. The information comes straight from the horse's mouth: Samsung mobile president DJ Koh confirmed it for CNBC.

The announcement of the new Gear S watch (that is likely to be called the Gear S4) will thus happen a week or two before the expected new Apple Watch unveiling allegedly set for early to mid September. Samsung's mobile president did not provide any further details about the next-gen Gear S smartwatch, so we're all left wondering in mystery.

Samsung unveiled its latest Gear S3 smartwatch in late August 2016 for a price of $350, but sales only started in October. This year's announcement will thus come almost exactly one year after the S3 unveiling.

Meanwhile, Samsung has just published official details about its brand new wearable fitness tracker: the Gear Fit 2 Pro. With a square focus on fitness activity, the Gear Fit 2 Pro is now water-proof and can also track your swimming workout, similarly to the Apple Watch Series 2.

The Gear S, however, is a full-fledged smartwatch with the proper looks and advanced functionality, as well as independent LTE connectivity. The latter feature was a signature one for the S3 series. Apple's new Watch is expected to incorporate a similar functionality in its upcoming new version.

source: CNBC



5. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I can't wait, I hope they make a 39mm classic again though.The Gear S3 as way too big for me.

4. eyedoc81

Posts: 56; Member since: May 20, 2011

I can't wait for it. My Gear S2 Classic has been a great device, use it every day, but it's time to upgrade!

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The gear s3 is still the best smartwatch on the market , tizen is the best smartwatch UI too

1. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I want it, and I want the new Gear Fit 2 Pro. Add all the Apple stuff coming out soon, and this will be an expensive year :(


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

True techie wants all technology as long as it suits their taste. That said I'll have a Gear S4. I love the fluidity of the Gear S3. People complain about the lack of apps, but to me there is a plethora of apps out already.

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