What is the Samsung Galaxy Fit?

This fitness tracker is easy on the wallet

A woman on top of a concrete wall wearing a Samsung Galaxy Fit.

 Samsung

At the Unpacked 2019 event, Samsung announced the release of a pair of new fitness trackers called the Samsung Galaxy Fit and the Samsung Galaxy Fit E. These fitness trackers take the form of more well-known fitness tracking bands, and are targeted to be more affordable than the Samsung Galaxy Active Smart Watch.

Prior to the announcement, rumors were that the new fitness trackers would be an improvement on the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro, but Samsung chose to make a slimmer, lightweight fitness band that is more accessible (that is, affordable) to a larger audience.

Galaxy Fit Description

The Galaxy Fit devices, both the Galaxy Fit and the Galaxy Fit E are designed to automatically track select activities, such as walking, running, rowing, biking, and elliptical exercises. Users can also track up to 90 additional types of activities when they connect the Galaxy Fit to the Samsung Health app. However, those activities will need to be started manually from the app.

Both Samsung wearables also have heart rate monitors in them, but only the Samsung Fit tracks your heart rate 24/7. The Samsung Fit E doesn't have constant heart rate tracking. Both also have stress and sleep tracking, though it's likely the Fit E, which is the lower-end fitness tracker, will not have as much functionality of capability of the Samsung Fit.

Both trackers are expected to release in Q2, 2019 with the Samsung Fit costing around $99 and the Samsung Fit E $50 or less.

Both devices have Bluetooth connectivity, to allow you to receive notifications from your Samsung smartphone, however, there are no music capabilities on either device, which means if you're looking for something that tracks your activities and plays your workout playlist, you may be disappointed with these devices.

Also notably missing from the Samsung Fit line is GPS capabilities. The Samsung Fit may make up for this with its full color, AMOLED touchscreen, but the Fit E on has a black and white screen. However, both devices will have capabilities to add at least some basic widgets for alarms, calendar, and weather.

Samsung Galaxy Fit Specifications

The Samsung Fit and Samsung Fit E fitness bands.

In addition to the specifications below, the Samsung Galaxy Fit has a left-side button for controls in addition to the touchscreen. The Galaxy Fit E has no such button, so users will control all functions through the touchscreen. The Fit will be available in black, white, and silver. The Fit E will be available in black, white, and yellow.

Feature Galaxy Fit Galaxy Fit E
Display 0.95 inch, 282 Pixels Per Inch, Full Color AMOLED 0.74 inch, 193 Pixels Per Inch, Black & White
Memory 512KB internal RAM, 2048KB external RAM
32MB external ROM
128KB internal RAM
4MB external ROM
Processor MCU Cortex M33F 96MHz + M0 16MHz MCU Cortex M0 96MHz
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Heart Rate Sensor Yes - 24/7 Yes - Not 24/7
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes No
Battery 120mAh 70mAh
Wireless Charging Yes No
Water Resistant Yes to 50 Meters Yes to 50 Meters
Software Realtime OS Realtime OS
Dimensions 18.3 x 44.6 x 11.2mm 16 x 40.2 x 10.9mm
Weight 24g 15g
Compatibility Samsung Galaxy, Android 5.0 or above with more than 1.5GB RAM

iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above
Samsung Galaxy, Android 5.0 or above with more than 1.5GB RAM

​iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above