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Samsung Charm fitness band is now official

Charm by Samsung fitness band is now official
Samsung Charm
This smart accessory for Android-powered handsets offers fitness tracking capabilities in conjunction with S Health, as well as basic notifications for calls and text messages.

The latest basic fitness tracker from Samsung is finally official and, according to its maker, "was launched in Korea, Italy, France and Russia, and will soon be released in select markets." This smart wearable is known as Charm by Samsung or simply Samsung Charm.

Advertised as looking "more like a piece of jewelry than an electronic device," Samsung Charm has a simple yet attractive design and tracks the number of steps taken, but also notifies its user of incoming text messages, phone calls, and social media updates. Obviously, the notifications only work when the accessory is connected to a smartphone. However, the fitness tracking and recording of data continues even when not connected to a handset.

Samsung also launched a free Charm app that can be used to customize notifications. Samsung Charm is available in black, gold, and rose quartz. Its battery offers up to 14 days of autonomy on a single charge. Unfortunately, it appears that the only handsets supported are those by Samsung that run Android 4.4 KitKat or later, as well as S Health 4.6 or later.

We will get back to Samsung Charm as soon as it reaches the US market, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-05-16 (Update: 2016-05-16)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.