Samsung’s Upcoming Wearable Could Be Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2 Hybrid
The current smartwatch design trend seems to be all about bigger and better. It appeals to the users who look for larger watches, but not many would like a large smartwatch, especially the ones with smaller wrists. Samsung seems to be analysing the trend and is reportedly working on a new smartwatch. However, instead of releasing a new smartwatch under the Gear range, Samsung will be doing something different this time around.
SamMobile got access to an internal email from Samsung’s SmartLab, wherein Samsung is asking for an “opinion on some taglines that are being considered for when promoting the below product.” The product mentioned in the email is an upcoming Samsung wearable "concept," and as per the email, it is the Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2 hybrid.
The new product concept of the wearable picks the best design aspects of Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2. It is more of a smartwatch than a fitness tracker, and it is more comfortable to wear, thanks to its smaller body and thinner straps. Notably, the email mentions “concept,” so there are fair chances that Samsung is already working on it or maybe the company does not finalise this concept and shifts to another. Whatever may get finalised at last, but for now, we know that Samsung is indeed working on a wearable.
Also, in the email, Samsung mentions that the wearable would be waterproof - “to the point where it is swim proof". Not just for swimming, the upcoming smartwatch would be a complete activity tracker with features like calorie and weight management, coaching for exercises, and more. There could also be a new user interface for this watch with more legible notifications and widgets, which will allow users to read the information at a glance.
Similar to the Apple Watch
Interestingly, this watch would also include some functions similar to the Apple Watch; it will remind users to do some activity when being inactive for too long. It will also notify users to take a break if the user has been driving at a stretch.
Considering the features mentioned in the email, it seems like Samsung is trying to deliver Apple Watch like experience for Android smartphones. For now, that's all we know. There's no information about the release date and anticipated cost of the watch. We've got to wait for some time until Samsung starts teasing the device.