Samsung SM-R150 fitness tracker revealed in photos

by: Edgar CervantesJanuary 17, 2016
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Rumors of a new fitness tracker coming from Samsung started emerging last November. We didn’t know much about the product then, and we still don’t really know much about it now. But if the latest leaked images prove to be real, the upcoming device (internally known as Triathlon) will not look like your traditional fitness-focused wearable.

It turns out the gadget will actually look much like a Samsung Gear S2, featuring a metal frame, rubber band and that rotating bezel we have come to love so much.

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But this design does raise another concern. It was previously rumored that the SM-R150 would be leaning more towards the affordable side of the spectrum. If this tracker is to be similar to the Gear S2, will it also adopt that high-end price point?

We are not sure how much the SM-R150 can do just yet, but maybe its fitness focus will bring its price down. The interface does look different compared to the Gear S2 UI. We suppose our only option is to wait around until an official announcement comes around. Until then, just keep exercising the old fashioned way.

But tell us, guys. Are you liking this look? Excited to see that rotating bezel making a return? I know I am.

  • The-Sailor-Man

    WTF is going on with the fattest nation in World?
    All of you speak only about fitness, fitness trackers, and low calories food and most of you are over 220 pounds.
    Samsung, we know that you know that US madness/lol/, but we want also normal, nice arm band with normal great useful functions, and with TipTalk.

    • Josh Gilman

      ….it’s the first step, yea?/chill

  • I want this or I’ll wait for the Gear S3

  • V2THE1

    No Android No go!

    • Josh Gilman

      Completely agree. Samsung is going backwards with their ‘smartwatches’. The only feature that sets them apart is the cellular connectivity; this proprietary crap that they started down the road on with Tizen is ridiculous. Ohhh, joy…they opened up Samsung Gear to non-Samsung phones but have zero apps anyone cares about. The S2 is ugly, plain and looks like a cheap Chinese knockoff. (I know, because I have one). Bring a Gear S second edition with Android Wear and I’m in.

      • V2THE1

        I feel you Josh. I have a Moto 360 1st generation and I like it for what it does. I like the spinning bezel on the gear because it adds a nice touch that I’m sure Android Wear developers would take advantage of. I can’t see myself ever buying a Tizen run anything. I wish they would at least make it cross platform.

        • Phillip

          As an owner of both platform I’ve seen know real advantage over tizen other than Google now the swipe jesters Seem so old school compared to my s2 which seems so much more Intuitive. I think you guys are missing the whole point of the wearable tech the whole idea is not to replace your phone but To be an extension of it and to allow you to quickly check your notifications emails time date and weather

      • AbbyZFresh

        I don’t know, with Tizen, Samsung can actually deliver update features faster since they’re not at the mercy of Android Wear.

        • Josh Gilman

          That’s probably true, but I’d rather not have to purchase my next phone based on the smartwatch I own; meaning, I don’t want a wearable to dictate which Android phone I can use with it. That’s BS and adds to complexity. That along with the absence of apps (literally; on my Huawei, zero apps show in the Samsung Gear app market) supercedes any upgrades. If it’s not usable/universal, there’s no point.

          • Ichibanmugen

            Well Tizen has benefits over Android though. things like better battery management. Competition keeps the market healthy remember that.

      • Phillip

        I to have a gear S and love it . But make to mistake the s2 looks so much better and actually has more apps which by the way only serve as a novalty after a week I know a few folks with the I watch that have plenty of apps and even they admit that after a couple of weeks the apps are know more then a novalty on a 2 in screen . Buy the why what apps are you soooo missing that you can’t live with on a 2 in screen

  • Phillip

    If I didn’t already have the gear s2 I’d be all over this watch . I’ve had most of the smart watches and the s2 is buy far the most intuitive and better looking then any android ware . Apps you guys cry about really ..on a 2 in screen . I mostly need my watch is to give me the time ,date , and notifications oh and change my music selections when I’m at the gym