There are many tech companies of today that are going beyond mobile devices and entering other markets, and now we are about to see something that is more unique than others – the Samsung Galaxy Surfboard. Yes, you’ve read that right; the South Korean tech giant is now entering the sports industry but not with shoes or other apparel, they getting into it with a smart surfboard. There are already the likes of smart watches, smart toothbrushes, smart lights, and other smart objects that you can think of. But perhaps Samsung is the first to have ever developed a smart surfboard. What’s more is that the product is already unveiled with the use of a YouTube video.
The Samsung Galaxy Surfboard Splashes Into the Tech Scene
If you’re thinking that the Samsung Galaxy Surfboard is an April Fools’ joke, then it’s probably already too late for that. The YouTube video in question illustrates a demo of the aforementioned surfing board and all of its features. Its functionalities allow it to assist surfers in improve their sport. At a distance, it does look like any old ordinary surfboard, but what it immediately sets it apart right off the bat is the addition of an LED display right smack dab on its surface. This display is powered by that of a Samsung Galaxy S7, which sits in a dedicated slots inside the board.
The Samsung Galaxy Surfboard video also shows a surfer being able to read messages that are being sent by his or her trainer on the board’s display. These are essentially being received by the smartphone that is inserted into the slot. Additionally, the surfboard can provide live sea conditions as well as wind directions and wave height.
This particular smart surfboard can be used up to 100-meters from the shore. Even though the Samsung Surfboard has already been seen in all its glory in the video, sadly, users won’t be able to get a hold of it just yet. At the time of writing, there is no release date for the product or pricing specifics.
If you think that the Samsung Galaxy Surfboard is the first attempt of a tech company entering the sports sector, then think again. Xiaomi, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, has already unveiled their own smart wear in terms of shoes that can track your fitness. Sports brands are also taking a dip into the technology sector as Wilson, a sports brand, has just unveiled a basketball which can track a user’s shooting skills.