It would appear that Samsung is currently developing a successor to the Gear Sport. Early in the month of December, work on the watch, which was given the code name Pulse, got underway.
The information was provided by SamMobile. They have information on a watch with the model number SM-R500 and the initial software version R500XXEoARL5, which may be found on the watch.
A departure from its previous Gear brand, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Watch in August, signalling the beginning of the company’s transition. Therefore, the name Galaxy Sport would be an appropriate choice for the device that will succeed the Gear Sport. The model number, on the other hand, presents a little bit of a conundrum. Since Gear Sport is designated as the SM-R600, it is possible that the SM-R500 is not a complete upgrade. The Galaxy Watch was given a name in accordance with the generally accepted naming convention by Samsung (SM-R8xx versions and SM-R7XX for Gear S3).
The Gear Sport was introduced a little more than a year ago, and its sleek design was inspired by the idea that it could combine the capabilities of a smartwatch and a fitness tracker into a single device. The device has an exceptionally sophisticated appearance, and its always-on, full-colour, 1.2-inch circular screen that has a resolution of 320 by 320 pixels is incredibly brilliant and colourful.
Under the motor, there is a heart rate detector, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a barometer, a detector for ambient light, and an integrated GPS receiver. This watch not only tracks your physical activity, but it also has built-in NFC circuitry that works with the Samsung Pay service and lets you download and save music right on the device.
The successor similarly utilizes the Tizen operating system and retains the same 4 gigabytes of storage space on the device’s inside. Since very little additional information is known at this stage, all that can be done is speculate. It is fairly safe to assume that the Galaxy Sport will have some alterations to its design, as well as performance advancements and possibly an increase in battery life. The most recent build supports a maximum of four days and four hours of continuous GPS operation. Considering that this is a sports wristwatch, LTE connectivity is highly doubtful. Nevertheless, the Gear Sport currently only comes in a screen version with a 1.2-inch display, so further sizes could be on the way.
SamMobile has also obtained information indicating that the Galaxy Sport will ship with Bixby pre-installed. This is Samsung’s version of a virtual assistant; it was first released in 2012. It is anticipated that the Galaxy Watch line will also receive this capability via a software update at some time in the future.
It is currently unknown when the new Galaxy Sport will be made available to the public. It is possible that it will debut at the same time as the Galaxy S10 smartphone, which is anticipated to hit the market in the first quarter of 2019. Despite this, if development barely started a month ago, it seems more likely to us that the game will be released in the summer. We will keep an eye on the situation and update this post as soon as we learn anything new.