Samsung introduced its first version of Simband a while ago and the company revealed new details about its health monitoring wearable at its recently concluded annual developer conference in San Francisco. Samsung at their keynote presentation announced that they are opening up the platform to developers. The global market leader in association with some early partners previewed a fully functional Simband. We had a chance to spend some time with the device and here’s our first impressions. For starters, the Simband looks quite similar to the company’s Gear S smartwatch and as a matter of fact, the Simband is based on the Gear S design language. There’s a curved touchscreen display and a thick rubber strap. However, do not confuse Simband to a smartwatch - because it’s not at all one and at this point in time it’s not even a consumer device. [gallery ids="123215,123216,123217"] Samsung calls Simband a modular reference platform for wearable sensors. So, if you are wondering what Simband is all about? Well, it is intended to be used within the medical industry, medical researchers and to develop new applications for sensor technology. The Simband brings six sensors and since it comes with a modular design, developers can add ...

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