At this year's IFA expo, Samsung is expected to launch no less than two* different wearables — one is the Gear Fit 2 Pro, which Samsung accidentally revealed
on a couple of its regional websites yesterday, while the other is a hybrid smartwatch
called the Gear Sport
We know criminally little about the latter, though — besides a schematic of its underside
and the fact that it will run Tizen 3.0
, the device has so far stayed under the radar. This changes today, however, as we've just gotten what appears to be our first — albeit a tad blurry — look at the new wearable.
The photo in question seems to be of a piece of in-store promotional material for Samsung's Gear-branded product: alongside the Gear Sport we also can see the aforementioned Gear Fit 2 Pro, the Gear VR with controller
, and the Gear IconX earbuds
And from what we can see, the Gear Sport's visuals look quite similar to those of the Gear S2, though it thankfully inherits the Gear S3's support for standard 22 mm straps. And according to Google Translate, the text below describes it as a "smart casual" device, while also mentioning its water resistance protection is 5 ATM (meaning it can withstand being submerged up to 50 meters underwater).
The Gear Sport looks remarkably similar to the Gear S2, down to the default watchface
The Gear Sport is widely expected to make its debut next Wednesday, August 30, at Samsung's pre-IFA keynote. PhoneArena will be there to cover all the important news from the event, so make sure to check back with us!
* Actually, there may also be a third one, as Samsung's DJ Koh recently claimed a new device in the S series will get a release as well, though that could also be just the Gear Sport again.