Simband is a research platform announced by Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center in 2014.[1][2] It was announced on May 28, 2014, in San Francisco, in partnership with UCSF Digital Health Innovation Lab.[3]

Simband is an open developer platform consisting of a watch unit running Tizen and a wristband connector that holds a custom sensor module.

Simband is designed to be modular and allow for different sensor modules to be installed. Samsung provides a reference implementation of a sensor module called Simsense that supports multiple sensors, each generating a unique data stream. In November 2014 Samsung announced two custom modules developed by third parties.[4]


  1. ^ Tibken, Shara. "Simband, sensors key to Samsung wearables push". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  2. ^ Kelion, Leo. "Samsung reveals Simband and Sami health platform". BBC. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Fit for a Wrist: Samsung Outlines Vision for Wearable Devices". NBC News. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Samsung adds partners to its mHealth platform". Retrieved 15 March 2016.