Update: The Samsung Galaxy Fit has now been announced alongside the smaller, lower-end Galaxy Fit E.
They both offer 50-meter water resistance, heart rate monitors and rectangular screens and have basic fitness-tracking skills, including exercise, sleep and stress.
The Galaxy Fit is just 24g, and has a 0.95-inch color AMOLED screen at 120 x 240 and 282 pixels per inch, while the Galaxy Fit E is even lighter at 15g, but has just a 0.74-inch POLED screen with a 64 x 128 resolution and 193 pixels per inch.
The Galaxy Fit also has around a week of battery life and it’s landing in stores on May 21, so you’ve got a while to wait.
The Samsung Galaxy Fit could soon arrive and it might be one of the best fitness trackers of 2019 when it does. The truth is that we don’t know much about it yet, but based on the strength of the Gear Fit range, we’re somewhat excited by the prospect of it.
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is currently sitting in our best fitness trackers list, and that’s despite it being a conservative upgrade on the Gear Fit 2. If the Galaxy Fit (which is likely to be the Samsung Gear Fit 3 in all but name) is an upgrade worthy of a whole new name then it could be very impressive indeed.
You’ll find all the current rumors below, along with a wish list of what we want from the wearable and some educated guesses as to what it might feature and when it might launch. We’ll also add anything new to this article as soon as we hear it, so make sure to check back regularly.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? Samsung’s next fitness tracker
- When is it out? Possibly February 20, which is later today
- What will it cost? Likely upwards of $199 / £209 (around AU$370)
Samsung Galaxy Fit release date and price
We’re expecting to hear all about the Samsung Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit E today alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10. That phone is expected to be the star of the show, but numerous other devices might make an appearance, including the fitness trackers and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.
A last minute report ahead of the launch has suggested the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit E will be far cheaper than the Gear Fit 2 Pro that went before it.
Apparently, according to information provided to Gizmodo UK, the Fit will cost £89 (about $115, AU$160) while the Fit E costs £35 (about $45, AU$65). It’s expected you’ll be able to buy these on April 26 in the UK, while we have no information on a worldwide release.
If you want to know when and how much the trackers will cost, tune into the Galaxy S10 livestream from 11AM PT / 2PM ET / 7PM GMT or 6AM AEDT on Thursday 21.
Samsung Galaxy Fit news and rumors
The image you see below is said to be the Samsung Galaxy Fit E, according to sources known to Gizmodo UK. The site also has other pictures of the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit E for you to see too.
The main Samsung Galaxy Fit information comes from the image below, which was taken from Samsung’s official Galaxy Wearable app. In other words, Samsung seems to have accidentally outed the device before it has been announced.
From the design, this looks similar to previous Samsung fitness trackers, with a rectangular screen and a likely silicone band, shown here in black. It also looks to have a color screen, as we’d expect.
Beyond the design, it also looks like two models are in the works, as the picture is labeled ‘Galaxy Fit / Fit e’.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard these names. Samsung trademarked the name Galaxy Fit in May 2018.
That report came alongside the Samsung Galaxy Watch trademark, which turned out to be the name of Samsung’s latest smartwatch, so even before Samsung more or less confirmed it, Galaxy Fit (rather than Gear Fit 3 or anything else) was our best guess for the name.
We’ve also previously seen a Bluetooth certification listing for a Samsung Galaxy Fit E, so the mention of that model in Samsung’s leak is no surprise either.
So far there aren’t any other Samsung Gear Fit 3 rumors, but while we wait for more to roll in we can speculate on a few things. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Fit will probably have many of the same features as the Gear Fit 2 Pro, including a heart rate monitor, GPS and water resistance, along with a color screen.
What we want to see
While there aren’t many rumors about the Galaxy Fit as yet, there are plenty of things we want from it, such as the following.
1. A simple setup
Setting up the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is a clunky experience, thanks primarily to the need to download multiple apps onto your phone just to get the most out of it.
So for the Gear Fit 3 we’d like to see a simpler, more streamlined setup process that allows you to get properly up and running (literally) in a matter of minutes.
2. Better battery life
With limited usage you’ll get two to three days of life out of the Gear Fit 2 Pro and just one day with heavy use, which isn’t awful but certainly isn’t great.
While we’re used to charging our smartwatches daily, fitness trackers often manage to last a little longer, so we’d like to see an extra day or so added to the life of the Galaxy Fit.
3. A reliable barometer
One issue we noted with the Gear Fit 2 was that water could mess with the barometer, causing it to think you’ve walked up many more flights of stairs than you actually have.
We’re not expecting this to be an issue with the Samsung Galaxy Fit but we’ll certainly be disappointed if it is.
4. A reasonable price
While the Gear Fit 2 Pro isn’t wallet-weepingly expensive it did launch at a higher price than the Gear Fit 2, and that’s despite only being slightly improved and landing over a year later, so there’s a worry that the Gear Fit 3 could be a pricey wearable, but we hope Samsung keeps the price competitive.
5. Spotify pre-installed
It’s a small point, but despite Spotify (and specifically its offline mode) being one of the best features of the Gear Fit 2 Pro, it didn’t come pre-installed, even though a bunch of apps did, so we’d like to see the music streamer ready to go out of the box for the Samsung Galaxy Fit.
6. A refreshed design
The Gear Fit 2 Pro has a fairly nice design, but it’s also pretty much exactly the same as the design of the Gear Fit 2, so we’d like to see Samsung freshen things up a bit for the Gear Fit 3, or even just give buyers a greater selection of colors to choose from.
7. A significant upgrade
The Gear Fit 2 Pro is an accomplished fitness tracker, but it’s only a small upgrade on the Gear Fit 2, so for Samsung to stay relevant and excite us we want some big upgrades from the Galaxy Fit.
That could take the form of new sensors, more metrics, greater accuracy, improved smartwatch features or any number of other things, but we hope Samsung does something to make it stand out.
- The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active could also be on the way
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