Samsung's next hybrid smartwatch is called Gear Sport

Samsung confirmed less than two weeks ago that it's working on a wearable device that it's not really a full-fledged smartwatch nor a simple fitness band. The South Korean company sent emails to some of the members of the SmartLab Plus program asking for their ideas how to properly promote the hybrid smartwatch that it plans to launch soon.

Well, it looks like Samsung has spilled the beans on its upcoming wearable device, although the leak was unavoidable since the information is accessible online. It appears that the next hybrid smartwatch that Samsung plans to introduce is called Gear Sport.

The device has been recently listed at FCC (Federal Communications Commission). Besides the fact that it features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support, there aren't any other details about its specs.

A schematic of the wearable device shows off its round form factor the resemblances the current Samsung Gear smartwatches. However, the Sport moniker suggests the device is meant to bridge the gap between a smartwatch and a fitness tracker.

Unfortunately, there's no telling when exactly Samsung will announce the Gear Sport hybrid smartwatch, though we won't be surprised to see this one showcased at IFA 2017 next month.

source: FCC via Phandroid




Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I am ready to buy this and the Note 8. Based on my gear s3 this is all that I want this year for September... Bring it.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I could see it replacing my Gear S3, if it's as good or better, along with the Note8 replacing my S8 Plus. The Gear S3 is easily the best smart watch I've owned, as the S8 Plus is the best phone I've owned. Bring em on Samsung, you've earned my buying dollars. Last year, I wondered if we'd even see the Note 8, now we're 12 days away. I hope Samsung uses 4 sensors vs 2, on the Gear Sport. That's the only weakness in the Gear S3, gotta make sure the Watch is in the right spot on the wrist.

3. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Looks like proprietary bands, not good. I'm still holding on to my S2 Classic, best looks and size thus far.

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