Notebookcheck

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.

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.

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2015 11 > Samsung allegedly working on an entry-level fitness tracker
Codrut Nistor, 2015-11-10 (Update: 2015-11-10)
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.