In addition to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 range, Samsung could also have a new fitness tracker on the way, as there are rumors of a Samsung Galaxy Fit 3.
So far, we don't know much about this wearable, but as a member of the Fit lineup, it's sure to be an affordable, fitness-focused alternative to a full-featured smartwatch.
We have an idea of how much it might cost and when it might be released, so you'll find that below, and as soon as we hear something new, we'll add it to this article.
In addition, we have compiled a list of the things we most expect from the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3, to make it the best it can be.
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- What is it? Samsung's next affordable fitness tracker
- When did it come out? maybe this year
- How much will it cost? Probably around $59 / £39 / AU$135
Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 release date and price
A post on the South Korean version of Samsung's community forums suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 will land in the second half of this year or the first half of 2023.
It's pretty vague, and we'd take it with a grain of salt anyway, but from the wording (automatically translated from Korean), it seems like this year is more likely than next. If it lands this year, it's possible it'll be announced at the same time as the Galaxy Watch 5, which should land in or around August.
As for the price, the same poster claimed that it would sell for between 49 and 000 South Korean won, which would mean that Samsung keeps the price more or less the same as the Galaxy Fit 50, a wearable device that launched for €000/ €2 / AU$59.
Of course, even if this leak is accurate, prices may vary in other regions, but it does suggest that the Galaxy Fit 3 will be very affordable nonetheless.
The Galaxy Fit 3 could cost the same as the Fit 2 (Image credit: Michael Sawh)
Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 news and leaks
We still don't know anything about the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 apart from the possible launch window and price, detailed above, but we'll complete this section as more leaks and rumors emerge.
what we want to see
The Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 is a decent wearable, scoring 3,5 stars in our review, but that also means there's plenty of room for improvement, which the following features could help with.
1. More accurate heart rate monitoring
A reliable heart rate monitor is an almost essential feature for any fitness tracker, and yet it's something the Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 lacks.
Sure, it has a heart rate monitor, but in our tests we found that its resting and exercise heart rate readings were way off compared to other devices. Therefore, it is vital that Samsung improves this for the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3.
The Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 does not offer GPS (Image credit: Michael Sawh)
The Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 doesn't include GPS, and while that's perhaps understandable given the low price, it's a very useful feature.
So we'd love to see Samsung add it to the Galaxy Fit 3, or at least add a connected GPS, so the tracker can take advantage of your phone's GPS connection.
3. Better battery life
The Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 actually has pretty solid battery life, but based on our tests, it falls far short of the company's claims. Samsung claims it can last for more than two weeks, but we saw a daily drop of around 10% with typical use and up to 20% on days when we trained for longer periods. This means that actual battery life will likely be in the 5-10 day range.
So for the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3, we want a wearable that will actually last at least two weeks, without seriously limiting usage.
4. A permanent exhibition
There is no always-on display option for the Galaxy Fit 2 (Image credit: Michael Sawh)
An always-on display isn't exactly an essential feature for a fitness tracker, but it's nice to have because it means you can always see the time and other key information like notifications.
Of course, it can also affect battery life, but a well-implemented always-on display doesn't have to be a huge expense, and we'd like it to be a feature you can turn off, so you can choose whether you want the battery life to last. the battery is affected or not.
5. An altimeter
An altimeter is another thing that isn't really essential, but it's a useful perk on any type of fitness tracker because it allows you to track elevation.
This is another thing that isn't offered on the Samsung Galaxy Fit 2, but will hopefully be offered on the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3.