The Samsung Galaxy Fit has lastly arrived today, after being announced again at Samsung’s Galaxy S10 occasion. I have been carrying the $99 tracker on my wrist for just a little over 24 hours. The Galaxy Fit feels extra like a lightweight, funds health tracker than the spherical, greater-design Galaxy Watch. It is an evolution of Samsung’s longer-show bands going again to Gear Fit. Regardless of its decrease-key look, it has some spectacular specs: it is 5ATM water-resistant, has onboard heart fee (and Samsung’s “stress stage” monitoring, which appears a little bit unreliable/complicated), computerized sleep monitoring, electronic exercise exercise monitoring (for strolling, working, biking, rowing, elliptical) plus phone notifications.
The closest parallel in Fitbit-land is the Fitbit Inspire HR, which additionally prices $99. The Inspire HR additionally has water resistance for swimming, sleep monitoring, coronary heart price, and notifications. It has a black and white display as an alternative of a shade display. In any other case, it is reasonably comparable.
The Galaxy Fit band is thin, appears like agency rubber, and has proprietary connections. It felt comfortable on my wrist and connected firmly, however perhaps it was a bit too slim. The included (proprietary) charger magnetically attaches to the again of the Fit.
Navigation on the Galaxy Fit occurs by way of touching and swiping: it works terrific, but it surely’s not all the time so easy to do when shifting (the text is small). An aspect button goes again to the principle watch show, or fast begins a workout when pressed and held: that is my favorite factor it does that, weirdly, the Fitbit Inspire HR would not.
Loading a limited set of five customizable watch faces is relatively straightforward, even on iOS, by way of a watch face gallery that appears like what the Apple Watch has. Steps, coronary heart fee, climate, and a few different stats can seem on the watch faces; however, you won’t cycle via them or see more significant than a pair directly, which is annoying.