You know you can’t be more careful about your upcoming product launches these days. You’re just one leak away from giving it all away. That’s possibly what Samsung might be talking about internally right now. The South Korean major is celebrating 10 years of the Galaxy brand and is gearing to launch a slew of products on February 20 to mark the occasion. What could go wrong, you ask?
Samsung just leaked its entire new wearable lineup. Presumably, by accident. An update to Samsung’s Galaxy wearable app (formerly, Samsung Gear) has seemingly revealed every other (smart wearable) product that the company might be gearing to launch on February 20 alongside the Galaxy S10. While two of these products, the Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Buds, have been subject of rumour mills in the past, the Samsung leak sprung in another surprise.
Samsung is also looking to update its Gear Fit fitness band both in terms of branding and hopefully in terms of feature set as well. Samsung is calling it the Galaxy Fit. While the feature set of the Galaxy Fit is unknown, the Galaxy Fit might be available in two variants, a standard and an e-version. The e-version could be similar to the running edition fitness bands that we’ve seen from competing brands.
While not as curvaceous, the Galaxy Fit has a watch-like buckle that would remind you of the Gear Fit 2 Pro. There is a colour display on-board, ideally AMOLED. The Galaxy Fit will be able to count steps, at least, basis of the product image. More details are awaited.
We do have a fair idea of what to expect from the Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Buds though. The Galaxy Watch Active is rumoured to ditch its predecessor’s rotating bezel in favor of something more mainstream. Although it would still run Tizen OS, Samsung is said to be re-working on the software side to bring it in line with its One UI. As for the Galaxy Buds, Samsung’s truly wireless earbuds will reportedly feature fast wireless charging (so you would be able to charge them wirelessly using the Galaxy S10 which will support 9W reverse charging) and improved Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Samsung will likely bundle a pair of free Galaxy Buds with the Galaxy S10 for early-bird pre-orders.