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