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Samsung's new fitness tracker is a Bluetooth 5.1 device

The SM-R220 may be a next-gen Galaxy Fit. (Source: eBay)
The SM-R220 may be a next-gen Galaxy Fit. (Source: eBay)
A recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval has confirmed that the upcoming Samsung SM-R220 is a wearable of the fitness-tracker variety. Now, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has set its wireless connectivity spec in stone. This new device may launch alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series on August 5, 2020.

Samsung's SM-R220 is a novel model number that has come to light due to its recent FCC certification. This documentation has revealed that it is a device that, based on its schematics from testing, is most likely to be a new fitness tracker from this OEM. Now, more evidence of its existence has been posted by the Bluetooth SIG.

While this new leak has confirmed the SM-R220 moniker along with its wearable designation, it has withheld its actual product name. However, it has revealed that the new smart device supports the slightly more up-to-date Bluetooth 5.1 standard. This spec will join that of what appears to be an optical sensor as depicted in its new FCC listing.

Furthermore, it is now also expected to have a larger battery compared to Samsung's 2019 Galaxy Fit. This device has just been discontinued, as it happens, leading to projections that the new SM-R220 is its immediate successor. Should that be the case, it may take the stage at the OEM's next Unpacked event.

Samsung's new wearable is approved to use Bluetooth 5.1. (Source: Bluetooth SIG via MySmartPrice)
Samsung's new wearable is approved to use Bluetooth 5.1. (Source: Bluetooth SIG via MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-16 (Update: 2020-07-16)
Deirdre O'Donnell
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