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Images of Samsung SM-R150 wearable leak online

Samsung SM-R150 Triathlon fitness tracker
Samsung SM-R150
The device is known internally as Triathlon and its design reveals a sports variant of the well-known Gear S2.

A few months ago, rumors about a cheaper alternative to the Gear S2 that would target active people surfaced online. Now the first photos of this device show up, so the final product might be closer to its official release than expected. These images show a device similar to the Gear S2, and it looks like they are screenshots taken from an official video.

According to SamMobile, these images made it online thanks to Tizen Cafe. The device is codenamed SM-R150 and internally known as Triathlon. While its design shows the same bezel and display as the Gear S2, it is expected to use the new Bio-Processor chip that made its public debut inside the S-Patch prototype that Samsung showcased at CES earlier this month.

The SM-R150 is supposed to feature a heart rate sensor and the ability to attach to its user's chest, most likely being able to count repetitions during workouts, not to mention body fat measurement and water intake tracking. While being a cheaper alternative for the Gear S2, remains to see if Samsung prices it low enough to compete with Garmin Forerunner 225 or Fitbit Pulse.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-01-20 (Update: 2016-01-20)