Samsung Gear S4 - Everything You Need to Know About the Next Smartwatch

Daphne Planca
12:38 PM

The South Korean tech company is catching up in the wearable industry. The Gear S4 is in works and will be the successor of the Gear S3 launched late in 2016. The sport-oriented Gear Sport was unveiled last October together with the slimmer, curved fitness tracker Gear Fit 2 Pro.

According to Gadgets & Wearables, a new watch is reportedly labeled with the model number SM-R800 and codenamed as Galileo. It will have a second display in the rotating bezel with a possible curved edge and modes or extra features. It might be named the Samsung Galaxy Watch to fit in the existing Galaxy products or to separate its coexistence with the Google Wear OS model.

The Gear S4 will likely come with new sensors—enhanced to track heart rate. It could indicate atrial fibrillation or any sleep apnea incidents. These sensors are one of the goals of Apple and Fitbit. This new watch will also take blood pressure measurements. It is going to happen since last year, the company has collaborated with a US-based telemedicine service Amwell for the company’s health phone app.

The watch could highly run Google’s Wear OS instead of the usual Tizen-based software from the company. It might feature the artificial intelligent Bixby assistant since its phones got this onboard already. Then, it will have a bigger battery life and a more efficient processor to last longer for several days on a single charge like the Gear S3.

Also, the Galaxy Note 9 is already set to debut officially in the company’s next big event on August 9 during the company’s Unpacked 2018 in New York City. Other watches that are announced are the Google’s next Pixel Wear OS smartwatch and LG’s two intelligent LTE-enabled timepieces—Watch Style and Watch Sport. Apple Watch 4 is also expected to land in September.

So, what are you thinking about the upcoming Samsung Gear S4? Let us know by writing in the comment section below.

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