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New Samsung fitness tracker hits the FCC as Galaxy Fit is discontinued

The SM-R220 may be the successor to the Galaxy Fit. (Image source: Samsung)
The SM-R220 may be the successor to the Galaxy Fit. (Image source: Samsung)
A new Samsung fitness tracker has been certified by the FCC. Possibly a replacement to the discontinued Galaxy Fit, the budget device may launch at Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5.
Alex Alderson,

Samsung released the Galaxy Fit over a year ago to mixed reviews. The 0.95-inch smartwatch is no longer available to purchase on Samsung US, and a new FCC listing may explain why. The US regulatory agency has just certified the SM-R220, a wearable device produced by Samsung.

The filing reveals a few details about the SM-R220 too. On the one hand, it will have a 154 mAh battery, which is about 28% higher capacity than the one Samsung included in the Galaxy Fit. Secondly, the FCC has published a document titled "Label drawing", which shows the approximate design of the SM-R220. The device appears to have a heart rate sensor, or at least some sort of optical sensor.

The SM-R220 may never come to market, of course. However, an FCC appearance this close to the next Galaxy Unpacked event implies that Samsung is up to something. The discontinuation of the Galaxy Fit suggests that a successor is in the works too, which could end up being the SM-R220.

The Samsung SM-R220. (Image source: FCC)
The Samsung SM-R220. (Image source: FCC)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07-10 (Update: 2020-07-10)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.