We’ve been hearing rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 since 2022. We just saw the biggest and clearest leak yet. The source is none other than Samsung itself.
A possibly unintentional message on Samsung’s UAE website (which you can still read in the cache) was spotted by Samsung Community and Gadgets & Wearables. It revealed just about everything about the activity tracker, which looks set to be a major upgrade over its predecessor.
The Galaxy Fit 3 seems to be somewhere between a smartwatch and an activity tracker. One of the biggest upgrades is a larger 1.6-inch AMOLED screen (up from 1.1 inches). According to the leaked specs, the Galaxy Fit 3 will also have an aluminum casing (instead of polycarbonate), as well as other new features such as fall detection and a light sensor, which can control the brightness of the display. The Galaxy Fit 3 then promises to offer the same IP68 and 5ATM water resistance. It can therefore be immersed in water at a maximum depth of 50 meters for ten minutes.
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It was also indicated that the Galaxy Fit 3 will take over a few other functions from the Samsung Galaxy Watches, including the sleep coach and snoring detection. What you don’t get compared to the Galaxy Watch 6 are a built-in GPS, NFC, a microphone, apps from the Play Store, blood pressure measurements and ECG. As before, it appears that the Galaxy Fit 3 relies on an optical heart rate sensor to collect data about your workouts.
Another downside to that improved screen appears to be a slight drop in battery life. The leaked information from Samsung mentions a battery life of 13 days for the Galaxy Fit 3, compared to 15 days for the Fit 2. Fortunately, this remains well more than the almost two days (40 hours) of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6.
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The only things we don’t know yet about the Galaxy Fit 3 are its price and launch date. Given the extent of this leaked information, an announcement in February certainly seems possible.
The Galaxy Fit 2 only cost 59 euros when it launched four years ago, so a price increase is likely given the upgrades. If Samsung can keep the price below 100 euros and the leaked specs prove correct, the Galaxy Fit 3 can certainly find a place in our activity tracker buying guide.
Finally, these leaks indicate that the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 could be a compact smartwatch rather than a simple fitness tracker. The biggest difference with the Galaxy Watches is that you cannot install third-party apps on the Galaxy Fit 3, but there are smartwatch functions (GPS, answer messages, control music). Now the question is how well they will work if you don’t have a Samsung smartphone.