New York - Samsung executives are outlining their vision for sensors that track fitness and other gauges of health.
Samsung is pushing for a common system so that different manufacturers - from start-ups to established companies - can interchange key parts such as the wristband. The company believes that will speed innovation and get products to market more quickly.
The system would also include ways to exchange and analyse data.
Samsung is also trying to improve usability by allowing users to recharge the wristband while wearing it.
Samsung Electronics presented its vision at a San Francisco event on Wednesday, ahead of next week's developers conference by rival Apple. There's widespread speculation that Apple has been working on wearable devices, and its products tend to use proprietary technologies.