Samsung is working on a new smartwatch codenamed 'Pulse'

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While the Galaxy Watch might have only launched a few months ago, it sounds like Samsung has already moved on to the next instalment in its smartwatch collection.

That's according to the usually very reliable folks at Sammobile, who claim they've obtained information on a new watch that uses the model number SM-R500 and goes by the codename Pulse.

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Apparently work on the Pulse smartwatch started this month and Sammobile thinks this could be a successor to the Samsung Gear Sport as opposed to a Galaxy Watch 2. That's based on the fact that the Gear Sport carried a similar SM-R600 model number. So maybe (maybe) this could be a Samsung Galaxy Watch Sport.

As far as specs details, it will apparently run on Tizen (which is no big surprise) and will have 4GB of internal storage. It's also believed that the watch will ship with Samsung's Bixby smart assistant bringing Bixby Reminder notifications to the wrist for the first time. The feature was missing in action on the Galaxy Watch but is expected to come to the current flagship smartwatch at some point too, likely through a software update.

So, when will we see this new Samsung smartwatch? That's one piece of information the site is not privy to. The Galaxy Watch was announced in August this year and similarly the Gear Sport was unveiled in the same month the previous year. We might have to wait around the same time next year to see what Samsung has planned to smarten up our wrists in 2019. There's also the chance it'll launch alongside Samsung's next flagship smartphone, which usually drops earlier in the year.

One thing we can be certain of is that this will be the first of many rumors we hear about Samsung's new smartwatch plans over the coming months.

Samsung is working on a new smartwatch codenamed 'Pulse'

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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