Samsung is headed to IFA later this month, and it’s beginning to sound like we’ll see some new smartwatches there. Android Headlines noticed an FCC submitting from Samsung exhibiting off a Samsung Gear Sport, a thus-far nonexistent smartwatch or health machine of some type.
On condition that it’s passing via the FCC proper now, the machine might be nearly able to be launched. Samsung used its IFA presentation to introduce a brand new era of Gear smartwatches this time final yr, so it is smart that we’re seeing hints of that occuring once more this yr, too.
Like Apple, turning smartwatches’ focus to health
All we actually know up to now is that the Gear Sport helps Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and possibly runs Tizen, given the shortage of Galaxy branding. It’s not clear if it’ll take the form of a smartwatch or be nearer to an extended health tracker, however the latest Gear gadgets have all had equivalent spherical shapes. The final Gear-branded health band was launched simply over a yr in the past.
A sports-focused watch would make loads of sense. Apple has actually refocused the Apple Watch round health, whereas Samsung’s Gear watches are nonetheless going for a way more modern look. Making a brand new mannequin that’s extra tailor-made to train would assist it higher compete with Apple and will get extra folks within the product.
If Samsung does launch a sports-focused watch, it wouldn’t be stunning to see it introduce different types of the gadgets as nicely. However up to now, we haven’t seen something on it.