Samsung is rumored to be working on a new wearable fitness tracker as the company has just filed for a "Gear Fit Pro" trademark with the European Agency for Intellectual Property (EUIPO) on Friday. As the South Korean tech giant is now trying to trademark the term "Gear Fit Pro," the company is expected to soon release a new feature-filled fitness tracker. As of this writing, there is still no available information on potential technical specifications of the Gear Fit Pro. However, the "Pro" in its moniker indicates that it may be an advanced edition of the Gear Fit2, i.e. a successor to the company's 2016 fitness tracker. Rumors suggest that the upcoming wearable could be a cloud-based health tracking fitness band capable of collecting and uploading medical data.
Samsung has officially confirmed that it will not be unveiling the Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in February. Therefore, the Seoul-based tech giant is expected to announce other devices at MWC such as the Galaxy Tab S3 or some mid-range smartphones like the rumored Galaxy J7 (2017). With Samsung filing for a trademark for Gear Fit Pro just ahead of MWC 2017, it's possible that Samsung will announce the new wearable at the Barcelona-based trade show.
Priced at $179, the Samsung Gear Fit2 was launched in June to succeed the original Gear Fit fitness tracker from 2014. It boasts a 1.55-inch Super AMOLED screen featuring a resolution of 216 by 432 pixels. It's fueled by 1GHz dual-core CPU and 512MB of RAM, in addition to sporting 4GB of internal storage. The Gear Fit2 shipped with Tizen OS that provides users with nine customizable watch faces. The Gear Fit2 is equipped with various sensors including a heart rate tracker, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, and GPS. It is compatible with all devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and newer, as long as they have at least 1.5GB of RAM. Its body is IP68 certified, meaning it's resistant to water and dust particles. Finally, the entire package is powered by a 200mAh battery. Seeing how the Gear Fit Pro is likely related to the Gear Fit2, expect to see an upgrade on the hardware listed above once Samsung unveils the device at some point in the future.