A new leak of the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 reveals a bigger, smartwatch-style screen
Samsung might be making a comeback in the fitness tracker game with their new Galaxy Fit 3. We got a glimpse of this device through some leaked images, courtesy of the tech news site Windows Report.
What caught our attention is that the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 will have a larger screen compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Fit 2. The screen is wider and it sticks out a bit from the strap, giving it a stockier look similar to the Fitbit Charge 6. The extra space on the screen will be put to good use, housing a digital clock readout, data, battery life, and what appears to be a heart rate monitor next to a pedometer. There’s also a single button on the side, most likely for navigating back to the home screen.
If we take a look at the back of the device, we see a three-sensor array that could potentially measure heart rate or skin temperature. Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 6 can already detect skin temperature, so it’s possible that they might bring this feature to the fitness tracker. Additionally, there are a couple of notches on the band around the watch face, which some speculate could be buttons to release the springs around the device or to allow airflow for sweat.
Unfortunately, this leak doesn’t provide us with much more information. We don’t have a specs sheet or know which operating system it’ll run on. However, Windows Report suggests that the Galaxy Fit 3 might have some similar features to the Fit 2, like an AMOLED screen or accelerometer.
Now, let’s dive into our theory as to why Samsung is making a return to the fitness tracker market. We believe it has to do with generative AI. We’ve seen other wearables launch with generative AI capabilities, such as the Amazfit Cheetah running watches and their Zepp Coach feature. Even the upcoming Fitbit Charge 6 will have its own chatbot providing performance assessments. It turns out Samsung is working on its own AI model called Gauss, which can help with tasks like writing emails or summarizing documents. So, what if Samsung is developing its own fitness AI? The Galaxy Fit 3 might just house its own generative workout coach, giving users personalized advice. This could explain the larger screen, as it will make it easier to read your results or the AI’s workout guidance.
When it comes to pricing, we expect the Galaxy Fit 3 to be well below $200 so that it doesn’t overshadow the flagship Galaxy 6 smartwatch, currently priced at $270. Whether or not it will have GPS functionality is also likely to affect its final cost.
As for the launch date, there’s a chance that the Galaxy Fit 3 might debut around the same time as the Samsung Galaxy S24, which is expected in January 2024. However, nothing is set in stone, and we might not get our hands on it before the holidays. But hey, stranger things have happened, right? Keep in mind, though, that leaks and speculations can change or never materialize, so take everything with a grain of salt. We’ll just have to wait and see how things unfold.