Samsung confirms it's working on a new wearable device, not a full-fledged smartwatch


With Samsung Gear S3 already out for a few months now, many are already expecting news about the South Korean company's next foray into the smartwatch business. Unfortunately, we don't have any details about the Gear S4, or whatever its name, but we do have some info about a new wearable device that's now in the works at Samsung.

We know this because Samsung has started to send emails to some of the members of its SmartLab Plus program urging them to share their ideas on a new wearable product that could be launched soon.

Although the new wearable device is not a full-fledged smartwatch, it looks like one (rather than an activity tracker), Samsung writes in the email. Also, the product is said to offer “maximum comfort with a smaller body and thinner watch straps, which are also replaceable to allow the consumer to personalize their watch as they see fit.”

From Samsung's description, this looks like a wearable device that combines the main elements of a smartwatch and a fitness band. It should offer “all-round fitness for everyone,” as well as “peace of mind withstanding water to the point where it is swim proof.”

Also, the device should feature activity tracking, weight and calorie management, active sports, as well as coaching. Software-wise, Samsung says the product will run a revised user interface, which allows users to take advantage of improved widgets with “glanceable information.”

The wearable device seems like a crossover between the Gear Fit and Gear smartwatch, but we won't know for sure until Samsung decides on how it wants to proceed.

source: SamMobile

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