Galaxy Gear Fit likely to debut with Galaxy S5, Gear 2

If it indeed is real, the Samsung Gear Fit will go toe-to-toe with health-focused gadgets like the Fitbit Force and Nike's FuelBand.

The promo for Monday's event. Samsung

The Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 aren't the only gadgets set to debut at Samsung's Unpacked event on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The South Korean tech giant is also rumored to be building a health-centric gadget, dubbed the Galaxy Gear Fit.

Korean site MK reports that the Galaxy Fit features a sensor instead of a camera and can monitor your steps and sleep habits. Citing "sources in the electronic sector," the site says you'll also be able to share how much you've been exercising via social networks.

If real, the Gear Fit would go toe-to-toe with gadgets like the Fitbit Force or Nike's FuelBand.

The report even gives a purported release date -- April, alongside the Galaxy S5. The concept certainly sounds plausible, though with no official work from Samsung, you'd be wise to take this rumor with a pinch of salt.

Read more of "Galaxy Gear 'Fit' tipped to debut alongside Galaxy S5 and Gear 2" at CNET UK.

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