[Exclusive] Samsung Galaxy Sport Renders – Samsung’s New Smartwatch for 2019
Samsung’s highly anticipated Unpacked Event is coming up in just three weeks time on February 20th, so naturally, there have been a number of leaks hitting the web around devices that might be launched alongside the inevitable Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship.
Earlier this week 91Mobiles brought the first render of the new Samsung Galaxy Sport Watch and we can add to that with a new official render highlighting three new colour variants of the Galaxy Gear successor in black, teal blue and pink gold.
The solo render has been a huge talking point with several tech columnists surprised at Samsung's change and some even refusing to believe the new Sport will hit the shelves with this design. However, our new trio render, sourced reliably like all our previous leaks, puts any doubts behind Samsung's new wearable design to bed.
The device has been rumoured for some time and carried the codename ‘Pulse' when it was spotted on the certification websites earlier this year. That naturally lead many to believe that Samsung would be adding an ECG to rival Apple's own offering. However, that feature looks to be missing with the render only showing the beats per minute from the standard heart rate monitor. Can Samsung spring a surprise come February 20th?
The other key talking point here is the removal of the rotating bezel which was a key design element of the Samsung Gear watch. Instead Tizen OS will be controlled by the two recessed side buttons on the watches metal case. This suggests we'll be seeing some updates to the Tizen operating system to provide more integration with the new controls.
The new Galaxy Sport will also be the first smartwatch with the Bixby Reminders feature, pack 4GB of storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and also support mobile payments via NFC.
Will the Galaxy Sport pack enough features to compete with the Apple Watch Series 4? Design wise it's certainly a big change and the premium looking build and sleek looking rubber straps deliver from a design standpoint but does it have the full feature set to boot? More info on that coming soon.