In a survey email sent out to members of the SmartLab Plus program, Samsung may have revealed some interesting information about a possible new wearable device, that has been rumored for some time. Recently, as reported by SamMobile, a new, yet-unannounced fitness tracker passed through the FCC as well, and this email could point to its possible features.
In the survey, Samsung requested feedback on several concepts the company was looking at. It hinted at a device that was a crossover between the Gear S3 smartwatch, and the Gear Fit 2. This rules out the possibility of it being a successor to the S3, instead suggesting that it will be an entirely new class of wearable. The company did describe it as being a 'device you will wear from your work to the gym'.
According to the information supplied, the device will be completely water resistant, or as the company calls it, 'swim proof'; this will give users the ability to track their activity in the pool and beyond. The firm also indicates that it will likely have more 'flexible and thinner' straps, that will be user exchangeable, much like the Gear S3 and Apple Watch.
As for the interface, Samsung did mention that it will have 'glanceable' widgets and notifications pointing to a possible 'always on' display. It is expected to run the in-house Tizen operating system that powers the company's current range of smart devices outside of its smartphones, but no mention was made regarding this in the email.
Although it remains to be seen when Samsung will unveil this new hybrid device, the firm is expected to show off its new Galaxy Note8 later this month. Perhaps we will see this mystery wearable at the show as well.