Samsung teases Galaxy Gear successor, possible announcement at CES

Undoubtedly, we will come across many wearable devices as the year unfolds, especially after CES. We recently saw the LG smartwatch and there have been rumours about Samsung Band too. Now, a tweet from Samsung Mobile UK teases that a new smartwatch is in the making.

The tweet shows the Galaxy Gear with its year of release (2013) alongside a question that says - “What do you want Samsung to unveil in 2014?” The Galaxy Gear is mere three months old, so it is highly speculated that the device wouldn’t be an improved successor to the Gear. Rumours are rife that t could be a new wearable product altogether.

Though the company hasn’t revealed any details about the upcoming smartwatch, rumours circulating the web point towards a fitness-focused Galaxy Band. The all-new Galaxy Band is expected to be loaded with sensors for capturing data on motion, pressure and temperature, things that are essential for fitness trackers. The device will connect with Samsung Galaxy devices (and presumably other phones) via Bluetooth LE.

A previous report suggested that Samsung will most likely showcase the device at the Mobile World Congress 2014 to be held in February. With the surprising tweet, does it mean the company’s next wearable watch will show up at CES 2014?

In September, Samsung launched the Galaxy Gear in India for Rs 22,990. Functionality was limited at launch but it is now capable of showing users notifications from all apps on their phone. It also lets you access some features of your smartphone, without the need to pull it out of your pocket. Check out our initial impressions of the Gear for more information on how it works.

Published Date: Jan 04, 2014 12:53 pm | Updated Date: Jan 04, 2014 12:53 pm