Samsung Gear Fit 2 pro
Nothing much is known about the wearable at the moment, except that it’s likely to have a design similar to the standard Gear Fit 2 and could feature improved step-tracking accuracy. It’s said to be made official around the same time as the Galaxy Note8.
Meanwhile, in a separate but related news, a new Samsung wearable dubbed Gear Sport has been cleared by the FCC. The device carries a model number of SM-R600 and capable of monitoring heart rate.
The word ‘Pro’ though does appear to suggest that Samsung could be ready to offer serious health monitoring from its sporty wearable. After launching its bio-processor back in 2015, the sensor-packed chip could finally be making its way inside of wearables and is capable of monitoring PPG, skin temperature, Galvanic Skin Response and body fat data.
The same tech is expected to feature in Samsung’s S-Patch 3 wearable, which also popped up recently in a FCC listing. Modelled on the S-Patch prototype shown off back in 2016 by Samsung, the device will continuously monitor heart to a ECG standard bringing it closer to hospital grade HR monitoring.
Right now, there is no mention on when exactly the South Korean tech giant will unveil a Gear Sport hybrid smartwatch. While the Gear Fit 2 Pro is believed to be launched sometime around the launch of the Galaxy Note 8, the Gear Sport is likely to be showcased at the IFA 2017 show floor in Berlin.