Mar 14 AT 4:13 PM Nick Sarafolean 3 Comments

Samsung allegedly working on new S Band fitness tracker

S Band

Samsung generally likes to release plenty of accessories for its devices. With wearables being all the rage at the moment, it stands to reason that Samsung would want to release as many as possible. While it already has a fitness tracker in the form of the Gear Fit, the price for that is expected to be rather high and so, it seems that Samsung is working to bring a cheaper alternative in the form of a new S Band fitness tracker.

The S Band was originally intended as an accessory for the Galaxy S 4 but never ended up being released. Nonetheless, Samsung is taking another stab at it this year with a revised version, leaked in some sales slides. The real key to the S Band’s supposed lower cost is the lack of a display. The S Band is simply a tracker and sensor that will send all the information to the S Health app on your Samsung smartphone. This lack of display also means that the S Band has a minimal design that actually looks decent.

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Some of the uses of the S Band include tracking how many steps you’ve taken, how many calories you’ve burned, and also monitoring your sleep patterns. More than that, the S Band will vibrate to inform you of notifications received on your smartphone. You won’t be able to view them from the S Band, of course, but at least you’ll know that you have them. The S Band will also have an interchangeable strap so you can pick one in the color of your choosing. Other details such as price and availability aren’t yet known but we’ll let you know when they become available.

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Would you be interested in an S Band?

Source: SamMobile

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  • MitchRapp81

    Go ahead and blindly disagree with the following comment (I know this site is full of Samsung-worshippers, for some reason) but I rarely come back to read them anyways… but Samsung needs to really focus on coming out with A FEW solid products instead of diluting themselves into these dozens and dozens of buggy, worthless pieces of garbage. I was not the biggest fan of my Galaxy Nexus (and I completely skipped the Nexus S, the only Nexus device I’ve never had) and I hear nothing but complaints from S3 and S4 users (nevermind my poor poor friend who until very recently was still using a Galaxy S… oh my God the horror). If Samsung release ONE flagship device (and I mean ONE version of it, not 4 different styles/versions) they will be better off.

    Ok go ahead and whine.

    • bmc196

      I disagree with your statement, but not because I worship Samsung. In fact, I wish Samsung would focus on one or two good products, but Samsung is obviously trying to make money, and to do so they move products. They dominated the HDTV market for years by filling as many niches as they could with various sizes, features, etc. They have been the top selling smartphone manufacturer for awhile now for the same reason. You may not want the mini-version, the IR sensor, or even the water-resistance, but someone thinks it is the coolest thing they have ever seen in a phone. Next year, Samsung combines the good features and some more flashy features, and repeats. They are a large enough company that if a product line doesn’t do as well, it doesn’t matter, as they will probably be able to use much of the components for another line. The only reason Motorola has been so successful at a single good product is the price. Most people will get a new phone in two years or less, so it doesn’t need to last beyond that…

      For the record, I have an S3 still. I still like my phone and have never had any issues. I would love to get a new phone, but as you pointed out, solid phone options aren’t always available.

    • donger

      I agreed with you. Samsung needs to stop telling people the next big thing is here. They said that last year and the year before that.