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Samsung allegedly working on an entry-level fitness tracker

Samsung Gear Fit fitness wristband to get cheaper siblings
Samsung Gear Fit
The much cheaper sibling of the Gear Fit fitness wristband could soon compete with low-end activity trackers made by Fitbit, Misfit, and Xiaomi.
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While Samsung managed to release quite a few smart wearables so far, they still need to tackle the low-end market. The company's Gear S2 smartwatch and the Gear Fit fitness wristband are far from that area of the market, but they could get a cheaper sibling soon. According to an exclusive report by SamMobile, an entry-level activity tracker by Samsung is already in the works.

Dubbed SM-R150, this device has a lower rank than the existing Gear Fit, which carries the SM-R350 model number. SamMobile's insiders also reveal that this wearable is called Triathlon internally. If Samsung decides to remove the heart-rate sensor, that would bring costs down, but would also make the recently unveiled Xiaomi Mi Band 1S a better choice. In the end, it may all depend on the price and the features it offers for the money. 

Since S Health and the Samsung Gear apps are now available for non-Samsung smartphones, the new wearable should be compatible with virtually all Android handsets currently on the market. Making it compatible with iPhones might also increase adoption, but that remains to be seen. We will get back to the SM-R150 as soon as we hear more, so stay tuned.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2015-11-10 (Update: 2015-11-10)