After Samsung packs up from its New York Unpacked event, the company usually makes the hop to Berlin for a pre-IFA event to introduce some sort of wearable. When it comes to the “Gear,” Samsung usually has kept heavily stylized smartwatches separate from bands that could be characterized as “Fitbit-plus”. So, does a hybrid make sense?
Android Headlines picked up on some FCC files that don’t tell much of a story other than the apparent form factor, the product name, the model name of SM-R600 and evidence of the typical radios: Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi b/g/n.
The Verge is nudging at the fitness motive that has helped the Apple Watch overtake Fitbit sales. Maybe that’s the case, but it’s a thesis that will need backing up if Samsung wants to compete with glucose-tracking and the like. Apple is said to be catching up in cellular capacities this year.