Samsung To Announce New Smartwatch Next Week
Samsung has confirmed that it’ll formally unveil the new Gear S4 smartwatch subsequent week on Aug. 30 in Berlin. The upcoming Samsung smartwatch is anticipated to be showcased throughout IFA 2017 alongside the Gear Match 2 Professional.
Samsung’s new Gear S4 smartwatch was confirmed by the Samsung cell division president DJ Koh throughout an interview with CNBC. Koh didn’t give out any specifics on what the brand new options will probably be on Gear S4 smartwatch, however he did tease that it might be able to do greater than earlier iterations.
The chief admitted that the wearable market hasn’t grown as a lot as everybody anticipated as a result of it wasn’t capable of present extra helpful options. Nonetheless, enhancing and including extra capabilities targeted on well being monitoring could assist the market develop.
“If we are able to put in place correctly a smartwatch that may monitor every little thing on your well being and supply data, then the market will develop,” Koh mentioned. “In the present day’s sensors don’t appear to be sufficient.”
Samsung’s Gear S3 was first introduced ultimately 12 months’s IFA convention on Aug. 2016 and was launched in November. Sources advised CNBC that Samsung may launch the Gear S4 in September across the identical time when Apple unveils its new iPhones.
To date, no data has leaked but relating to the specs of the Samsung Gear S4, however it’s anticipated to function main enhancements from the Gear S3. The Samsung Gear S3 contains a 1.Three-inch Tremendous AMOLED round 360 x 360 show. It featured LTE connectivity, GPS and several other well being/sports activities monitoring capabilities. The Gear S3 arrived in three variants: frontier, frontier with LTE and traditional.
Though Samsung has managed to maintain the Gear S4 beneath wraps, the corporate inadvertently confirmed yesterday that it’ll quickly introduced the Gear Match 2 Professional as effectively. The Gear Match 2 Professional popped up on Samsung’s web site, and was noticed by famous leaker Evan Blass.
The product web page for the Gear Match 2 Professional has already been taken down by Samsung, however not earlier than everybody might see all of its specs. The Gear Match 2 Professional may have a coronary heart fee sensor, GPS, a 1.5-inch AMOLED 216 x 432 show, a 200mAh battery, 2GB of storage, GPS and Bluetooth four.2 connectivity.
The Gear Match 2 Professional will probably be able to primary health monitoring. Samsung’s web site additionally confirmed that the corporate has partnered with Below Armour Report, MapMyRun, MyFitnessPal and Endomondo. All 4 of those apps will probably be pre-installed on the Gear Match 2 Professional.
Samsung’s web site additionally confirmed that the Gear Match 2 Professional will probably be IP68 water and dirt resistant. The wearable can also be 5ATM waterproof, which signifies that it could actually survive being submerged underwater as much as 130 ft. For this reason the Gear Match 2 Professional will include a swim monitoring function with an app co-developed by Speedo.
It’s nonetheless unclear if the Gear Match 2 Professional will debut alongside the Gear S4 subsequent week, however it does appear doubtless. No pricing particulars have emerged concerning the Gear S4, however the Gear Match 2 Professional may cost $199.