Samsung to launch Gear Sport wearable during IFA

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The existence of the Gear Fit 2 Pro has been officially confirmed by the company after the wearable device was spotted by FCC (Federal Communications Commission).

A sports-focused watch would make plenty of sense.

One rather noticeable difference is the appearance of the name SAMSUNG GEAR SPORT. It's not clear if it'll take the shape of a smartwatch or be closer to a long fitness tracker, but the most recent Gear devices have all had identical round shapes. The device, based on the provided image in the listing, also comes with a round dial, which follows the Gear design aesthetic closely.

Given that it's passing through the FCC right now, the device is probably nearly ready to be released. The smartwatch is likely to be announced at the upcoming IFA in Berlin, where numerous other companies will be launching their latest smartwatches to the world.

Android Wear's position in the smartwatch market is now at an awkward state, and as a result of this, companies like Samsung and Fitbit have a chance to thrive. In this image we can see a device that's almost identical to the Samsung Gear S3 - save some small differences.

The next Samsung event is all but guaranteed to be home to the Galaxy Note 8 - but that's not all.

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