A new report is claiming that Samsung could be launching a Gear Fit 2 successor soon. This assumption is based on the South Korea tech giant’s recent trademark application with the European Agency for Intellectual Property.
According to SamMobile, Samsung could be expanding its fitness tracker line by introducing a new wearable on the market. While the device could be the next-generation Gear Fit 2 because of its fitness tracking feature, it could also be designed to have other features present in the Gear S2 and Gear S3 smartwatches. This is due to the fact that Samsung filed a trademark application for the words “Gear Fit Pro.”
Samsung filed the trademark application last Thursday, and it did not provide more details about the wearable just yet. Hence, it isn’t really clear how this fitness tracker would be different from the Gear Fit 2 in terms of appearance and features.
SamMobile believes Samsung is developing the Gear Fit Pro wearable with its Simband health platform in mind. The company reportedly announced the platform for cloud-sourced health tracking in 2014. The reference wearable sported a number of sensors that worked by measuring data points like heart rate, oxygen level, body temperature and many more.
However, just because Samsung is attempting to trademark the Gear Fit Pro doesn’t mean the company is really certain about launching the new wearable. PhoneArena pointed out that Samsung is no stranger to trademarking various products. In fact, the tech giant likes to trademark stuff every so often. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that every trademark reaches fruition. Thus, only time will tell if this Gear Fit Pro will see the light of the day.
Should the Gear Fit Pro become official, it will be joining Samsung’s slew of wearables that includes staples such as the Gear Fit 1 and Gear Fit 2 fitness trackers and the aforementioned Gear S2 and Gear S3 smartwatches. Hopefully, we’ll get more details about Samsung’s plan for the Gear Fit Pro in the coming weeks.