Samsung’s Latest Apple Watch Competitor Actually Looks Decent

Posted on February 4, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 11 Comments

Samsung has been competing with Apple and others in the smartwatch market for a while. The company’s products, however, have never really caught the eyes of people. They were bulky, and simply too weird to look at for a watch that you would actually want to wear every day.

That might change with the company’s upcoming Galaxy watch, reports 91Mobiles. Dubbed the Galaxy Watch Sport, Samsung’s newest smartwatch actually looks really sleek. The device seems to have a curved display and no rotating bezel like its predecessors. The thin profile of the device seemingly gives it a much more of a premium look, with two buttons on the side that you’ll likely need to use to interact with the software.

Talking about the software, it’s likely Samsung is going to introduce some major changes to that, which is powered by its own Tizen OS. Due to the lack of the rotating bezel, Samsung will likely change the primary way users navigate throughout the OS on the smartwatch. It will also apparently be the first smartwatch to include a new Bixby Reminders feature.

Samsung is looking to focus on the fitness market with the Galaxy Sport, with sensors for sleep monitoring, step counting, activity tracker, a heart rate monitor, and GPS. The device will likely compete with the Apple Watch and Fitbit, though it will still lack a major feature Apple introduces with the Series 4 Apple Watch: ECG.

The new Galaxy Sport is expected to launch alongside the new Samsung Galaxy S10 line later this month.

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