Recent FCC filing hints at new, affordable Samsung wearable device

Samsung unveiled three new wearables during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, including its Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, and the Gear Fit fitness band. We don’t expect any of those to be super cheap, though, probably costing right around $200 and up. That leaves room for some expansion into a more affordable fitness market, and it appears Samsung already has something ready to go.

Compared to the glitz surrounding its latest Gear smartwatches, Samsung’s more basic fitness bands have so far failed to garner much attention. The electronics giant doesn’t seem to be giving up on this cheaper sort of wearable, however, because an unannounced model called the “S-Circle” has just cropped up at the FCC, having already appeared at the Bluetooth SIG a while back. The FCC paperwork confirms the device’s model number (EI-AN900A) and description as an “activity tracker,” as well as its inclusion of Bluetooth Low-Energy, and all of this points to it being a member of the same family as the S Band (shown above) and Heart Rate Monitor Band that launched with the Galaxy S4 last year.

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