Samsung Gear Fit Pro: Is Samsung plotting a new Tizen fitness tracker?

Samsung is nearly ready to launch a brand new fitness tracker, according to a new report.

Several months ago, specialist blog Sammobile published an article claiming that Samsung was working on a new fitness tracker called the Gear Fit Pro. The article noted that Samsung had even secured a trademark for the device name. However, we’ve heard very little since then.

Today, Sammobile published a new report that says the Gear Fit Pro may be announced at Samsung’s upcoming Tizen Developer Conference. This major annual convention takes place on May 16 and May 17 in San Francisco, California, and will likely play host to a number of announcements.

The report goes on the claim that the Gear Fit Pro will ship with the model number ‘SM-R365’, and that it may launch alongside another new device called the Gear POP, a.k.a ‘SM-R600’. However, it’s not exactly clear what the Gear POP will be. Perhaps a more colourful, budget-friendly wearable, as was the case with the Withings Activité Pop.

Samsung’s Tizen Developer Conference focuses on the company’s Tizen operating system. Although many of Samsung’s devices run on Google’s Android or Microsoft’s Windows, Samsung has still maintained Tizen throughout the years. We’ve seen Tizen feature on a wide range of products, including phones, televisions, and wearables – so a Tizen-powered Gear Fit Pro isn’t out of the question.

Unfortunately, we can’t say anything for sure until Samsung makes an official announcement, so take this latest leak with due caution.

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