Samsung Galaxy Sport gets certified, February launch Comfirmed

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The Samsung Galaxy Sport is the latest smartwatch from Samsung and the device was just certified with the Taiwanese NCC. For the record, the same device has already been cleared by the FCC in the US and the NRRA in South Korea.

SM-R500 is the model number of this device, which is widely considered to be the Samsung Galaxy Sport, not to be confused with the Gear Sport. The device was codenamed “Pulse” and is rumored to be the first Samsung wearable to support Bixby Reminders before ultimately upgrading the Galaxy Watch with Bixby support.

The certification filings don’t reveal anymore information about the Galaxy Sport watch but the device has previously appeared in full in some renders, who claims to have based the images on “factory data”, so we have some idea what it might look like. Apparently, it will come in black, silver, green and pink gold colour options.

As the presumed successor to the Gear Sport, we expect a focus on fitness features again, as well as waterproofing and a sportier look than the Galaxy Watch that launched alongside the Note 9 in August 2018. We’re hoping to see more third-party apps on the Galaxy Sport though – something that let down the Gear Sport.

According to previous rumours, the Galaxy Sport will come with 4GB of RAM and it is expected to offer Bixby with support for Bixby Reminder – a feature currently missing from the Galaxy Watch. It will also no doubt operate on the Tizen OS rather than Google’s Wear OS.

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