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Samsung Galaxy Band to be fitness-based Gear sibling

The Samsung Galaxy Band has been teased once again, with the currently unconfirmed gadget to be a fitness orientated sibling to the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

According to sources out of Samsung’s native Korea, the Samsung Galaxy Band will be a fitness-based wearable in a similar vein to the Nike FuelBand or FitBit Flex, which can monitor your personal activities, wirelessly relaying data to a smartphone or tablet app.

Although Samsung has yet to formally acknowledge such a device, the unnamed insiders have hinted that the Samsung Galaxy Band could make its first formal appearance during MWC 2014 in February.

It is suggested that the Galaxy Band will play host to a broad array of integrated sensors, from the usual pedometer and motion sensors, to pressure and even temperature monitors.

While many have called for integrated fitness tracking functions to be added to the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, it is believed the Samsung Galaxy Band will be a completely independent device.

One of a number of Samsung branded wearable gadgets believed to be heading to market, Samsung recently confirmed that a Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 was already in the works, with the second-generation smartwatch expected to be unveiled alongside the Samsung Galaxy S5 during the first quarter of 2014.

The Samsung Galaxy Band was teased last month under the name of the Samsung Galaxy Sport. According to leaked company documents, the Sport/Band will be a: “Wearable monitor to measure bodily functions, heart rate, blood pressure, physical activity, walking speed, steps taken, calories burned, weather conditions, fitness training and activity data.”

Far from Samsung’s first foray into this field, a Samsung Galaxy S4 S Band accompanied the company’s latest flagship phone to market earlier this year. The basic band was capable of syncing with the Samsung Galaxy S4’s S Health app to relay steps taken and distances covered by users.

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Via: TechRadar

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