We've said some time ago that Samsung had an entry-level fitness tracker on the way. New evidence posits that Samsung could launch its new wearable with its world-first bio-processor as early as next month. Though many believed earlier that this device would be a different kind of fitness tracker, it appears as though the Gear Fit 2 is this new fitness tracker.
That's the latest from Pulse News, who says that industry sources have confirmed that Samsung has finished its testing and development phase for the Gear Fit 2, which indicates that the device's launch could be imminent: "According to industry sources on Tuesday, a launch of Gear Fit 2 is imminent as the company has finished development process and embarked on preparation for launching."
The one component that we can still confirm at this time is the bio-processor, which will keep track of more health and fitness data than ever before: skeletal muscle mass, skin temperature, body fat, heart rate, and galvanic skin response, or GSR, which tracks the body's response to sweat. This new bio-processor will be a world first for fitness trackers, no doubt upping the fitness tracker game and giving the Korean giant a major advantage over its rivals (including Fitbit).
For now, we're waiting to see more as details arrive, but we're a few weeks away.
Are you in the market and interested in picking up a fitness tracker? Did you purchase the first-generation Gear Fit? Would you be interested in picking up the Gear Fit 2, or have you already made a purchase you can live with?