South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to launch two new Google’s WearOS-based smartwatches. The next Galaxy Watch will replace Tizen with Android, which means Galaxy Watches could make the jump from Samsung’s proprietary wearable OS to Google’s Wear OS.
Wear OS (formerly Android Wear) is popular among smaller smartwatch makers like Fossil, Huawei and TicWatch. As per Dutch site GalaxyClub, the new Galaxy Watch devices will come with the model numbers SM-R86x and SM-R87x. The Watches will have different sizes as before, and available in Bluetooth and Cellular variants, which is a straightforward decision.
Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch (or smartwatches) will probably launch alongside new Galaxy smartphones at the next Unpacked event.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
As for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (or 4), the new smartwatches will probably debut alongside the new foldable smartphones. Samsung’s additional feature will join ECG and will give a bigger appeal to the Galaxy Watch 4 as a medical-wearable device.
This feature makes use of an optical sensor that could detect blood glucose (sugar) levels. This kind of feature is important for people with diabetic conditions. However, it can help other people to monitor the glucose and revert from a pre-diabetic state. This feature is available in electronic devices where it normally involves drawing blood and using a device to detect the amount of glucose within the sample of blood.