Galaxy Gear 'Fit' tipped to debut alongside Galaxy S5 and Gear 2

Samsung is reportedly cooking up a fitness band, that could be a modified version of its Gear smart watch.

The Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 aren't the only gadgets tipped to make their grand debut at Samsung's imminent Unpacked event -- the South Korean tech giant is also rumoured to be building a health-centric gadget, dubbed the Galaxy Gear Fit.

MKNews 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 Nike's FuelBand, or the Fitbit Force.

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

We won't have long to wait. Samsung's Unpacked event kicks off on Monday evening, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. CNET will be present in force to bring you all the news as it happens, so stay tuned folks.

The Gear Fit would certainly gel with Samsung's Galaxy strategy thus far -- the phone-maker hasn't been shy about creating seemingly endless variants of its most popular gadgets. What's next, eh? Galaxy Gear Mini? Galaxy Gear Note Pro 10.1? Only time will tell.

What do you want Samsung to make next? Would you wear a fitness-tracking wristband? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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