Nothing seems safe anymore from the monster that is the open web. Samsung has mistakenly unveiled full renders of its new Gear wearables for all to see via the Gear mobile application. Leak season is officially upon us again here in 2019! It gives us our first “official” look at the new Gear Watch Active, Gear Fit E, and the Galaxy Buds.
While the Unpacked for this year’s Galaxy, and presumably Gear, models is set for next week on February 20, I’m sure Sammy would have loved to have kept this information to themselves until the actual event. The leaks were spotted by longtime XDA user Mishal Rahman via Twitter.
The Gear Watch Active looks like a pretty straight forward refresh of the Gears of old, but it is worth noting that the bezel looks much slimmer and may have eliminated the rotating crown. We are all for a better-looking screen with slimmer trim, but I think this may be a step back for a functional option to navigate the UI without smudging a small footprint touchscreen.
The new Gear Fit and Fit E leave some question on what the E stands for, but the rest seems to also be a general refresh of the Fit lineup that Samsung already has. The slender curved device is for the fitness-minded who don’t need a fully-functional smartwatch. Samsung needs a Fitbit competitor and the aptly-named Gear Fit will cover that space.
Lastly, we get our first glimpse of the new completely wireless audio device from Samsung. Design-wise they look much like the Gear IconX before them, but rumors point to some updated internals and features. The assumption is that these will bring with them Bluetooth 5.0, 8GB of storage, and a new Powershare option to charge the buds wireless using the new S10 phones.
Of course, these leaks are all conjecture and assumptions, but I’d say we are far off from what these devices will really be. Either way, stay tuned here on the site for our coverage of the Samsung Unpacked 2019 event next week.