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Samsung introduces Simband wearable during San Francisco event

Electronics giant Samsung today announced the Simband wearable for enhanced medical tracking abilities.

Published Wed, May 28 2014 1:25 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

The Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC) today hosted an event in San Francisco to start "a new conversation around the future of health." During the press conference, the Korean electronics company announced its "Simband" wearable product, collecting heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs. However, the Simband is currently an investigational device and isn't available for retail sale.

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"(This is the) single greatest opportunity of our generation - to better understand our physical well being through technology," said Young Sohn, Samsung President and Chief Strategy Officer, during the event.

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Samsung created the device so it could always be worn, with a shuttle battery used to ensure there is always battery life. The company hopes to push forward with innovation in next-generation wearable products, providing better medical wellness. All data can be transferred via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and is stored in a cloud-based vault - something Samsung was adamant is owned and controlled by users - and not controlled by Samsung.

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