Samsung “S Band” activity tracker stars in leaked promotional material
Samsung brought three new wearables to MWC, the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit. Despite that very solid showing, it wasn’t long before we were hearing about even more wearables from the manufacturer, and a week ago we saw a new Samsung fitness tracker arrive at the FCC. The model number led back to the name “S Circle,” but we really didn’t have much to go on. Today, a new leak seeks to finally bring us up to speed on this hardware.
First off, we may have a new name. SamMobile, which published this find, calls the tracker the “S Band,” and suggests that Samsung is reusing the name after not delivering a previously-teased S Band last year, as a Galaxy S 4 accessory. The thing is, there’s no sign of that name in these docs here. At least from what we can see, the product’s formal name appears to be the Samsung Activity Tracker; “S Band” isn’t mentioned at all.
Whatever it’s called, this very much seems to be the S Circle from last week; the label shape described in that FCC filing is a perfect match for the rounded-off square tracker here. While the shape is different, the tracker+band arrangement has us recalling the Sony SmartBand we got to see at CES.
We’re still not clear on Samsung’s launch plans (and these docs look like they’re a bit old), but at the very least we’re starting to get a better sense of just what this new fitness tracker might have to offer.