Samsung was earlier reported to be working on a fitness tracker designed for fans who don’t need the full user experience the Gear smartwatch offers but at the same time want a fitness tracker for basic parameters like heart rate, pulse etc. The device dubbed Galaxy Fit-e has now been launched without any fanfare. The Samsung Galaxy Fit-e smart band costs €40 ($45) which is way lesser than the price of the Galaxy Fit.
The Galaxy Fit e features a 0.74-inch monochrome PMOLED display. The screen shows the time and a step counter by default, but it can also display notifications and calendar events from your phone. It runs on the Cortex M0 processor with only 128KB of RAM and 4MB of internal storage. The fitness tracker only supports incoming notifications without the option to respond. In addition, the Galaxy Fit-e features automatic motion detection, sleep analysis and heart rate tracking. It crams a 70 mAh battery under the hood and Samsung claims that it is sufficient for 10 days of use on a single charge. It has a built-in heart rate tracker and 5ATM water resistance. In addition, the band weighs only 15 grams and features MIL-STD-810G durability and Bluetooth 5.0 support.
The Galaxy Fit e band is presently available for pre-order in multiple European stores (including local Samsung.com sub-sites). It comes in Black, White and Yellow coloured straps but the watch itself is black.
Do note that there is a higher Galaxy Fit model which costs way more (€100). It packs a bigger 0.95-inch full-screen AMOLED display and is powered by a Cortex M33F SoC with 2MB RAM and 32MB of storage. The Galaxy Fit is not yet on sale.