We had the feeling Samsung wouldn’t hold off on the announcement of its intriguing next duo of activity-tracking wearables until fall ever since the Gear Fit 2 and IconX were first pictured and fleshed out by prominent leakster Evan Blass.
After all, it makes a lot more sense to unveil the Galaxy Note 6 alongside a full-blown Gear S3 smartwatch in advance of IFA 2016. Also, the original Gear Fit is in dire need of a hardware upgrade, and the Gear IconX is the first hybrid device of its kind, thus escaping typical release cycles and timeframes.
Last but not least, with so many of the two’s features already revealed, and their designs showcased time and time again, we’re clearly rapidly closing in on commercial debuts. Korean media sources claim at least locally the Samsung Gear Fit 2 is set to see daylight “as early as next month.”
These trusted moles don’t stop there, confirming a few things we previously heard about from other tipsters, while adding new stuff in the mix as well. For instance, we’re now almost certain the fitness tracker will incorporate its very own GPS chip, plus more importantly, a so-called “bio-processor.”
According to Samsung’s official website, the all-in-one monolithic CPU brings together a bunch of health-monitoring sensors, thus saving precious manufacturing space, increasing power efficiency, and ensuring greatly enhanced accuracy for everything from skin temperature measurements to body fat, galvanic skin response, PPG (Photoplethysmogram), and ECG (Electrocardiogram).
In other words, this bad boy could provide way deeper insight into your well-being than the average fitness band, and it might even outshine the Microsoft Band 2. All while looking sleek, curvy and ergonomic. Hopefully, the complex bio-processor will not drive retail pricing through the roof.