Samsung unveils new Galaxy Fit2 fitness tracker with big battery life

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Samsung has updated its fitness tracker range with the Samsung Galaxy Fit 2.

After unveiling the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch last month, the company looks like it’s taking aim at Fitbit Inspire 2.

However, it will also face competition from budget smartwatches like the new Amazfit Band 5, which joins the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 as the best options for those looking for a fitness band.

The new Galaxy Fit2 looks like it could merge the older Galaxy Fit and super-cheap Galaxy Fit e.

However, we should pre-face everything by saying that Samsung hasn’t announced any pricing or availability.

The new Fit 2 scales back materials from metal to a plastic module that sits in the silicone band.

It looks a little less premium than its predecessor. And this makes us think it could come in at a lower price than the 99 of the original Galaxy Fit.

The physical button has also disappeared, making it fully reliant in touchscreen via the 1.1-inch AMOLED display.

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It weighs just 21g and manages to pack in a larger 159mAh battery. That enables 15 days of battery life as standard, and it can last longer if you switch to power saving modes.

Fitbit just updated its Inspire 2 at the same price point, though we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Fit2 sink lower.

The Fit2 automatically detects exercise and boasts 24/7 heart rate monitoring.

It also tracks sleep and produces a sleep score, like most rival devices.

The Galaxy Fit2 doesn’t seem like the most exciting wearable release this year, but it keeps Samsung in the fitness tracking game.

Fitness bands are still set to make up over 30% of the wearables market this year. And despite falling smartwatch prices people are still hungry for the form factor.

We’ll update this story with price and release date information as we get it.


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James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and T3.com and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.


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