Samsung’s new fitness tracker, Galaxy Fit, is finally available for purchase in the US. It was originally announced a few months ago at the Unpack 2019 event.
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The device has been available for pre-order on several European websites but it is not until now that it has made it across the pond. You can purchase it on Samsung’s official website for $99.99 in silver or black colour options. Its budget version, Fit-e, may not be coming to the US according to Android Authority.
The duo replaces Samsung’s popular Gear Fit2. Click here to see how their technical specs compare.
Galaxy Fit is the more feature packed of the two. It comes with an Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, HR Sensor and NFC for contactless payments. Fit e is missing the Gyro sensor and NFC.
Both keep tabs on most of what you need for 24/7 activity tracking such as steps, distance, sleep, heart rate and even stress. There’s no altimeter on-board so they will not track steps climbed or altitude.
The bigger differences are in design. Galaxy Fit comes with a full colour 0.95” AMOLED display (with 120 x 240 pixel resolution). Fit-e has a much more basic 0.74” PMOLED display (with 64 x 128 pixel resolution). Both come with a 5 ATM water-resistance rating and battery life of around a week.
Early reviews are generally positive. Galaxy Fit is no Fitbit killer, but there is clearly a lot to like. It might be of particular appeal to those considering the Fitbit Inspire HR, as it has a much better display and longer battery life.
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