Samsung to Launch New Gear Smartwatch at IFA


Now, a report by the publication called Tizen Experts claims, the Samsung Gear Sport will be the first smartwatch to be powered by the company's own Tizen 3.0 OS. The name of the smartwatch suggests that it might feature some rugged design and will likely come with health-tracking features as well.

The upcoming smartwatch was rumored to make its grand debut yesterday, August 23, at the Unpacked event by Samsung.

Finally coming to the Gear Sport smartwatch, the upcoming wearable's listing was earlier spotted on the FCC website by Phandroid. The company will also be equipping the wearable with the new Speedo app for allowing users to track their swimming exercise.

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Today may be Samsung Galaxy Note 8 day, but Samsung isn't done revealing new hardware in 2017. The event is the world's number one trade show that will open its doors on September 1 in Berlin, and will run until September 6. The Gear Sport looks kind of identical to the existing Samsung Gear smartwatches.

The mobile division president did not give out much information on the specs of the upcoming smartwatch. Ahead of the Note 8 launch, rumours were that the Samsung may also unveil two new smartwatches, which were expected to be the successors of the Gear Fit2 and Gear S3. He, however, feels that the health care applications could help grow the smartwatch market. The focus will be on a wearable, as Koh confirmed the newest member of the Gear S wearables lineup will be unveiled. DJ Koh didn't talk about the features/specs that the smartwatch may be seen with.

In a separate report, CNBC says that Koh has also confirmed that Samsung is working on a smart speaker, which should be a rival to Amazon Echo and Google Home, and will be announced "soon". well. Speculations are also ripe saying the giant tech company would do the same for its upcoming wearables in this year's IFA.