Samsung Galaxy Fit Could Mean Big Name Competition for Fitbit

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A rumor surfaced a few weeks ago about a new Samsung smartwatch. Now, it looks like Samsung might be getting ready to also launch a couple of fitness trackers that would go head-to-head with Fitbit.

Although we don’t know much about the new watch (or the fitness tracker), we’re somewhat excited by the prospect of it.

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The details of these unreleased devices emerged thanks to a Bluetooth certification. The Bluetooth SIG website mentioned a “Smart Wearable Device,” and included the model number SM-R370. A second filing, which has the model number SM-R375, mentions “Galaxy Fit e.” This suggests there will be not one, but two Samsung fitness trackers incoming, reports Forbes.

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Based on previous models, we can assume that they will feature a color touchscreen, a heart-rate monitor, built-in GPS, and local music storage, like the Gear Fit2 has. The name, “Galaxy Fit e,” may suggest the watch will have eSIM support, but it’s only a guess.

Also still not known is when these new devices will be announced. There are suggestions it could be as early as February 20, at Samsung’s Unpacked event at MWC, where the company is expected to launch its new Galaxy S10 smartphone. However, Samsung could also wait until later, as it did with the Galaxy Watch, which was released in August.

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Along with the filings for the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e, the Bluetooth SIG site also mentions a Samsung Galaxy Buds, which led to predictions that the Korean tech giant is getting ready for a successor to its wireless earbuds, Gear IconX.