Samsung has confirmed that it is working on a wearable device, which may fall short of being a smartwatch, but better designed than a smartband.

 Samsung is working on a new smartwatch with replaceable bands but limited functionalityImage for representational purpose only
Atom Tech Shorts Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 10:26
Written by  S. Mahadevan

Samsung’s ability to work on multiple fronts when it comes to developing new devices and launching them at regular intervals is coming the fore again. If you thought the South Korean company is in the discussions for its flagship smartphones only, think again.

There is an official confirmation that the company is working on a wearable device, which may fall short of being a smartwatch, but better designed than a smartband or a fitness band.

The details have emerged from an internal email communication where Samsung has asked some of its staff to offer suggestions on the taglines that can be used while marketing the product.

The mail offers certain insights into the features one can expect in the proposed device. The major departure is in offering replaceable straps.

In terms of the functionalities, the device will definitely feature an activity tracker, plus weight and calorie management. Apart from this the device will come with water resistant capabilities and some features to help swimmers monitoring their activities under water.

The new device, which may be called the Samsung Gear 4 or any other suitable name, will also run on an entirely new user interface. Another feature being revealed is that of its ability to alert the wearer of the device to remain active as well as to prompt drivers to take a break if they have been at the wheel for a longish period.

But one will have to wait a little more to obtain information on the new wearable Samsung is planning to launch, its name, full features, the OS and the price. It may be worth recalling here that the last major launch in this space was the Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier. They were priced at around Rs 28, 000.

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