In addition to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 range, Samsung may also have a new fitness tracker on the way, as there are rumors of a Samsung Galaxy Fit 3.
So far, we don’t know much about this wearable, but as a member of the Fit lineup, it’s sure to be an affordable, fitness-focused alternative to a full-featured smartwatch.
However, we do have an idea of how much it might cost and when it might launch, so you’ll find that information below, and as soon as we hear something new, we’ll add it to this article.
In addition, we’ve created a list of the things we want most from the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3, to make it the best it can be.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? Samsung’s Next Affordable Fitness Tracker
- When do you leave? possibly this year
- How much will it cost? Probably around $59 / £39 / AU$135
Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 release date and price
A post on the South Korean version of Samsung’s community forums suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 will arrive in the second half of this year or the first half of 2023.
That’s pretty vague, and we’d take it with a pinch of salt anyway, but from the text (machine translated from Korean) it looks like this year is more likely than the next. If it arrives this year, it’s possible it will be announced around the same time as the Galaxy Watch 5, which is believed to be arriving in August or around August.
As for pricing, the same poster claimed it will retail for between 49,000 and 50,000 South Korean won, which would mean Samsung is keeping the price roughly the same as the Galaxy Fit 2 – a wearable that launched at $59/£39/ AU$135.
Of course, even if this leak is accurate, prices may vary in other regions, but it does suggest that the Galaxy Fit 3 will be very affordable in any case.
Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 news and leaks
We still don’t know anything about the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 other than the possible launch window and price detailed above, but we’ll fill this section as soon as more leaks and rumors emerge.
what do we want to see
The Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 is a decent wearable, scoring 3.5 stars in our review, but that also means there’s plenty of room for improvement, where the following features can help.
1. More accurate heart rate monitoring
A reliable heart rate monitor is an almost essential feature for any fitness tracker, and yet it’s something the Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 lacks.
Sure, it has a heart rate monitor, but in our tests we found that its readings for both resting and exercise heart rate were very different compared to other devices. So it’s vital that Samsung improves this for the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3.
The Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 doesn’t include GPS, and while that’s understandable given the low price, it’s a really useful feature.
So we’d like Samsung to add it to the Galaxy Fit 3, or at least add Connected GPS, so the tracker can piggyback on your phone’s GPS connection.
3. Better battery life
The Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 does have a pretty solid battery life, but from our tests it falls far short of the company’s claims. Samsung claims it can last longer than two weeks, but we’ve found a daily drop of around 10% with typical use and up to 20% on days when we exercise for longer periods. This means actual battery life is likely to be longer in the 5-10 day region.
So for the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3, we want a wearable that will actually last at least two weeks without having to seriously limit its use.
4. An always-on screen
An always-on display isn’t really an essential feature for a fitness tracker, but it’s nice to have as it means you can always see the time and other important information like notifications.
Of course, this can also hurt battery life, but a well-implemented always-on display doesn’t have to be a big drain, and we want it to be a feature you can turn off, so you can choose whether you want to take that battery life away. or not.
5. An altimeter
An altimeter is another thing that isn’t really essential, but it’s a useful perk on any type of fitness tracker as it lets you track elevation.
It’s something else that isn’t offered on the Samsung Galaxy Fit 2, but we expect it to be offered on the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3.