Samsung confirms it's working on a new wearable device, not a full-fledged smartwatch3
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.
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.