Who’s ready for another Samsung smartwatch?
If you own an Android phone and want a smartwatch, Samsung’s consistently been making some of the best ones out there. Last year’s Galaxy Watch was our favorite smartwatch/fitness tracker of 2018, and now we’re getting ready for the newest member to join the family — the Samsung Galaxy Sport.
From news, specs, release date, and more, here’s everything we know so far!
The latest Galaxy Sport news
February 5, 2019 — Samsung Galaxy Sport smartwatch pops up again in another render
Just about a month since we got our first look at the Galaxy Sport, another render has appeared courtesy of 91 Mobiles to give us an even better idea of what Samsung’s next smartwatch will be bringing to the table.
In this new render, we see the Galaxy Sport in a silver finish with the display turned on. It’s pretty similar to the previous leak, and unfortunately, further reinforces the idea that this will be Samsung’s first smartwatch since the Gear S2 that won’t have a rotating bezel.
As for features we’re expecting, those include built-in GPS, NFC for Samsung Pay, water resistance, and it’ll reportedly be Samsung’s first smartwatch to ship with Bixby Reminders.
There’s still no word on price, but with Samsung’s big Galaxy S10 event coming up later this month, we should hopefully learn more there.
January 9, 2019 — Galaxy Sport renders give us an early look at Samsung’s latest smartwatch
Samsung’s last smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch, was important for a couple reasons. Not only was it just a darn good wearable that we ended up picking as our top smartwatch/fitness tracker of 2018, but it was also the first to drop Samsung’s "Gear" branding entirely.
Now, we have our first look at Samsung’s second non-Gear-branded wearable — the Galaxy Sport.
Shared by reliable leaker @OnLeaks, the Galaxy Sport appears to have a much simpler design compared to the Galaxy Watch that came out before it. The case looks to have a plain and smooth matte finish, and while it’s just pictured in black here, it’ll supposedly be available in silver, green, and pink gold as well.
If the Galaxy Sport is anything like 2017’s Gear Sport, it’ll be marketed as a fitness-first smartwatch, run Samsung’s Tizen operating system, have built-in GPS, and support NFC payments with Samsung Pay.
Right now, the biggest thing sticking out to me with the Galaxy Sport is the possible lack of a rotating bezel. All Samsung watches since 2015’s Gear S2 have implemented this, allowing you to navigate the UI by moving it left and right. There doesn’t appear to be any such bezel on these renders of the Galaxy Sport, but until the watch is released, there’s no way to confirm or deny that.
In any case, what are your initial impressions of the Galaxy Sport?
All the big details
What specs are we anticipating?
While we have a pretty good idea of what the Galaxy Sport will look like, exact specifications are still pretty much unknown. With that said, we can make some initial guesses based on its predecessors.
The Galaxy Sport will likely ship with an NFC chip for Samsung Pay support, built-in GPS, and some form of water/dust resistance.
According to one report, it’ll also be Samsung’s first watch to have Bixby Reminders.
One big thing to note here — while all of Samsung’s smartwatches have come equipped with a rotating bezel since the Gear S2 from 2015, the Galaxy Sport is looking like it’ll be the first once since then to omit the feature.
When will the Galaxy Sport be released?
Samsung has a big Unpacked event coming up on February 20 to announce the Galaxy S10 series. If you ask us, that’s where we think we’ll get our first official look at the Galaxy Sport, too.
How much will it cost?
In regards to price, the Galaxy Sport should be relatively affordable.
Where does that leave the Galaxy Sport? I’d say it’s likely to come with a price tag of $250 or so.
February 5, 2019 at 06:51AM