Samsung Galaxy Band fitness tracker rumored for next year

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We only just got done telling you about the new wearable gadget Sony appears to be developing, and how while it might be a smartwatch, it could just as easily be something a little more streamlined – like a fitness tracker. We’re switching gears a little as we now turn our attention to Samsung, but we’re still in very much the same place thematically, as we get word that Samsung may be working on a tracker of its own, the so-called Galaxy Band.

From the sound of things, the Galaxy Band would be a the sort of sensor-packed accessory we’re well familiar with thanks to companies like Nike and Fitbit (above), and would use Bluetooth to connect to Samsung phones to collect and analyze data.

Considering Samsung already has a smartwatch as well as the S Band chest-mounted heart rate monitor, a straight-up fitness tracker might be a nice complement; certainly the company’s existing S-Health software sounds like it would be a good fit. And while the Galaxy Band might not necessarily offer anything its competition doesn’t already, we know all too well how Samsung loves to do things itself whenever possible.

Assuming any of this is on-point, we could be learning a lot more about the Galaxy Band soon, as Samsung’s reportedly interested in launching the accessory before MWC in February.

Source: DDaily (Google Translate)
Via: BGR

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