The Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch is due for release soon and it should bring with it new features like a bigger battery, new health monitoring and more.
It’s been close to two years since Samsung launched its S3 model so an upgrade is well overdue.
After a smartwatch listing was spotted on the Eurasian Economic Commission’s website, rumours suggest the Gear S4 is due soon – perhaps at this Unpacked event.
Samsung is expected to release two variants of the Gear S4, as it did with the S3, meaning a Classic model and a more rugged Frontier variant.
While the current S3 has a 380mAh battery, rumours suggest the S4 will get bumped to a 470mAh battery for longer lasting life from a single charge.
Also new should be the name with the fresh title of Galaxy Watch announced soon, potentially.
This new name is likely because Samsung could ditch its Tizen operating system in favour of Google’s Android Wear OS.
This comes after serial leakster Evan Blass tweeted that Samsung employees were spotted wear a new smartwatch running the Android Wear OS.
Blass said: “Seen on the wrists of Samsung employees: Gear watches running not Tizen, but Wear OS.”
Samsung is also expected to push a new level of health and fitness tracking.
That should mean built-in GPS and heart rate monitoring for exercise but also enhanced motion sensing for better sleep tracking.
On top of all that Samsung is also expected to enhance the metrics attained by the watch for measurements like blood pressure.
Ice Universe, a reliable leakster, has tweeted these features as coming soon on the new watch, adding weight to the rumours.
Samsung was one of the first companies to launch a smartwatch and has since followed up with continual improvements.
Now the competition is fierce with the likes of Apple Watch and ultra premium Wear OS options from Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer.
By offering more complex health metrics Samsung could set itself apart from the other smartwatches out there.