Update 2 (January 25, 2019): The Bluetooth SIG has certified an unannounced Samsung wearable device bearing the model number SM-R375. Previous leaks had claimed the SM-R370 and SM-R375 wearables would be launched as the Galaxy Fit, succeeding the current Gear Fit2 Pro. The Bluetooth certification confirms the SM-R375 will be marketed as the “Galaxy Fit E”. In addition to the marketing name, the Bluetooth certification also reveals the smart wearable device will support the Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy standard. The Gear Fit2 Pro, in comparison, supports the Bluetooth 4.2 standard. The Galaxy Fit is expected to be available in four color options at launch: Black, Silver, Yellow, and White. While Samsung has not confirmed it officially just yet, the Galaxy Fit may debut alongside the Galaxy S10 trio and the Galaxy Sport smartwatch at the Unpacked event in San Francisco next month.
Update: Shortly after being spotted on the FCC website, the Galaxy Sport smartwatch has now been granted certification by South Korean agency NRRA. Apart from the SM-R500 model number, the NRRA certification does not reveal any other detail regarding the upcoming smartwatch. However, the certification does suggest Samsung is planning to launch the wearable soon.
It was revealed a few weeks back that Samsung is working on a new smartwatch that could be launched as a successor to the Gear Sport. After bagging EEC certification in Russia, the smartwatch, codenamed “Pulse”, has now appeared on the FCC website.
Galaxy Sport SM-R500 Variant Spotted on the FCC Website
The upcoming Galaxy Sport smartwatch has been spotted on the FCC website with the model number SM-R500. It should be noted that SM-R500 is the only Galaxy Sport variant that has surfaced online so far. Apart from SM-R500, Samsung is also said to be working on SM-R370 and SM-R375 wearables. According to rumors, these are expected to be launched as the Galaxy Fit fitness tracker. As for the SM-R500, the FCC filings only reveal the smartwatch will support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth connectivity. The Samsung Galaxy Sport smartwatch is tipped to run on the Tizen operating system and will include 4GB of internal storage. While it is expected that the Galaxy Sport may be available in different sizes, no concrete evidence suggesting the same has appeared online yet. Its predecessor, the Gear Sport, however, came only in a single size. In terms of software, the upcoming smartwatch is rumored to come with Samsung’s Bixby assistant and will even include Bixby Reminder support.
Additionally, a wireless charger with the model number EP-OR500 has appeared on the FCC website. The product name “TX PAD for Pulse” confirms that the wireless charging pad has been designed for the upcoming Galaxy Sport smartwatch. It will be available only in a single color: Black.
Samsung is expected to introduce the Galaxy Sport smartwatch alongside the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 E, and Galaxy S10 Plus smartphones at its Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20. If the smartwatch does not show up at the Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung may unveil it at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona a few days later.