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Samsung Galaxy Fit available in the US starting today
It’s been months since we’ve heard anything about the Samsung Galaxy Fit fitness tracker, but that changes today. Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Fit is now available for purchase from Samsung.com, Amazon, and other retailers. You can pick up the fitness tracker in black or silver color options for $99.99.
It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about the Galaxy Fit, so let’s recap the specs: it has a .95-inch full-color AMOLED display, a heart rate sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and a 5ATM water resistance rating. Samsung claims the battery will last up to a full week on a single charge, which is right on par with other fitness trackers at this price range.
The Samsung Galaxy Fit will automatically track walking, running, biking, rowing, and elliptical and dynamic workouts. You can also respond to smartphone notifications from the Galaxy Fit via canned responses.
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At this price point, the Galaxy Fit is going head to head with other fitness trackers like the Fitbit Inspire HR. The two trackers cost the same, thought the Galaxy Fit seems to have a leg up compared to the Fitbit. The Galaxy Fit has a nicer AMOLED display, an arguably nicer design, and a charging dock that is likely miles better than the Inspire HR’s clip charger. We found the Inspire HR to be pretty accurate with sleep, fitness, and heart rate tracking, so we’ll have to see how the Galaxy Fit holds up when we’re able to spend more time with it.
I’ve been wearing the Galaxy Fit on my wrist for about 12 hours as of this writing, and I have to say — I’m liking it so far. It’s small and light enough to where I don’t notice I’m wearing it at all times. And boy, that AMOLED screen. It’s nice. Even though it’s small and feels a little cramped, it gets super bright and features punchy colors.
Right now it’s way too early to comment on accuracy or battery longevity, so you’ll have to stay tuned for our full Galaxy Fit review in the next week or so.
Alongside the Galaxy Fit, Samsung also announced a less expensive model called the Samsung Galaxy Fit e. Unfortunately, Android Authority has learned the Galaxy Fit e will not be sold in the U.S. Other launch markets are still unknown, but we will update this article as we learn more.
In the meantime, feel free to check out the Samsung Galaxy Fit at the link below, and read more about the specs and features here.