Among Samsung’s repertoire of forgotten devices is its line of fitness bandsalthough that will soon change with the possible launch of the Galaxy Fit3.
This information comes from Korean side of the Samsung Community forums (opens in new tab) where someone asked if there will be a Galaxy Fit3. A community manager let the cat out of the bag saying that Fit3 would be released by the end of the year or early 2023 if there is a delay. The new device is slated to be priced the same as the Samsung Fit2, which launched at $59 in the US.
Other than these tidbits, little has been revealed about Fit3, and as this information comes from a community manager, take it all with a grain of salt. Assuming the launch window is accurate, that would mean the Fit3 won’t launch alongside Samsung’s next big wearable device: the Galaxy Watch 5.
The Watch 5 is expected to launch in August this year. If anything, the Fit3 can release close to the Galaxy S23 smartphonewhich has an early 2023 release window. It’s still too early to say if a similar release window has any significance, like compatibility between the phone and the Fit3, or if it’s just a coincidence.
We reached out to Samsung to see if they have anything to reveal about the new device, like what kind of features it will have, its screen size, or even a photo of the Fit3. Unfortunately, they never got back to us.
Analysis: room for improvement
It’s hard to know at this point whether we should be excited at the prospect of a Samsung Fit3. If the Fit2 is anything to go by, it’s likely to be a pretty decent budget device. Critically, the Fit2 built on what the original Fit offered and received some favorable reviews.
Critics liked the improved screen and its ease of use. On the other hand, the Fit2 had “questionable heart rate accuracy” and shorter-than-expected battery life. Compared to the Fitbit Sense and Garmin Fenix 6 fitness trackers, the Fit2 had a higher heart rate reading than the other devices. As for battery life, Samsung claimed the device could last just over two weeks on a single charge, but it was actually around a week, according to the reviews. So there’s definitely room for improvement with the Fit3.
Needless to say, Samsung’s renewed interest in wearables is welcome. O Galaxy Watch 4for example, it received the new Google Assistant ahead of schedule, with more features on the way.
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