Samsung is expected to officially announce the much awaited Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd, but the tech giant might also have another device to unveil by the end of August. The South Korean tech titan might take the wraps off its #Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro just before the IFA 2017 event.

The launch of the company’s new fitness smartband was first reported by Venture Beat. The publication site also shared several renders of the upcoming Samsung #Gear Fit2 Pro. The new fitness device will actually be the tech giant’s third iteration of Gear Fit. Samsung launched the first model back in 2014, while the second variant came out in 2016.

However, the popular tipster, Evan Blass, made it known through his Twitter account that the company might announce the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro just in time before the IFA 2017 trade show.

Device with 5 ATM water resistance

The company’s latest feature-packed fitness band will come along with several improvements from the original device. The Gear Fit2 Pro will also be a bit more competitive with other fitness wearable in the market. Samsung’s new fitness smartband will further come packed with 5 ATM water resistance, which means users can fully submerged the device in water. The wearable will now be able to track its user’s swimming workouts, a feature that’s never been found on any previous fitness smartband.

Smartwatch with swim tracking feature

According to Pocket-Lint, unlike the current variant, the Gear Fit 2 Pro will arrive with extra features, such as swim tracking and offline playback support for Spotify.

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As for the software, the new fitness smartband will be compatible with both iOS and Android devices. However, just like the original Fit 2, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro might run on the tech company’s own Tizen operating system.

Unsurprisingly, the new variant will be available with GPS functionality. This is one of the original model’s main features that has been carried over to the upcoming smartwatch. Considering Samsung’s new fitness wearable will most likely be offered to swimmers, the smartwatch is expected to be capable of syncing with the Speedo On app.

In terms of the design, the Gear Fit 2 Pro is anticipated to have the same design as the original device. The new smartwatch is expected to be available with a watch-style clasp, which would make the device most suitable for tougher workouts. Nonetheless, Samsung has yet to announce the price of its new fitness wearable.

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