Samsung may be gearing up for a return to fitness trackers as a series of leaked images have surfaced revealing what is reportedly the new Galaxy Fit 3.
The leak comes from the tech news site Windows report and the photos show that the device will have a significantly larger screen than the previous model: the Galaxy Fit 2. The display is wider to the point where it protrudes from the strap. It’s like a beefier version of the Fitbit Charge 6. The extra space is seemingly put to good use, as there’s room for a digital clock readout, the data, current battery life and what appears to be a heart rate monitor. next to a pedometer. There is a single button on the side, presumably to return to the home screen.
Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 Renders#SamsungGalaxyFit3#Samsung pic.twitter.com/RN90KG1Y5fNovember 9, 2023
If you look at the back, you’ll see a three-sensor array that can be used to measure a person’s heart rate or skin temperature. The Galaxy Watch 6, for example, can detect the latter, so it is possible that Samsung could implement the technology in the tracker. 9To5Google their report indicates that there are a few nicks on the band around the dial. They hypothesize that these might be buttons to “loosen the springs” around the device or a relief that allows air circulation for sweat.
This is pretty much all we can glean from the leak. There isn’t much other information. Not even a brief spec sheet or what operating system it will run. Windows Report claims that the Galaxy Fit 3 could have some of the same features as the Fit 2, such as the AMOLED screen or accelerometer. However, keep in mind that this is all just speculation. We don’t know what the tracker will have internally.
Analytics: Preparing for Generative AI
The question that lingers in our minds is: “Why now?” Why does Samsung decide to release a fitness tracker after three years of radio silence? Well, we have a theory and it has to do with generative AI.
In 2023, the industry has launched wearables with generative AI capabilities, such as the new Amazfit Cheetah running watches with their Zepp Coach feature. Next year, the Fitbit Charge 6 will also have its own chatbot that offers performance ratings to help you better understand how to improve your workouts.
Coincidentally, Samsung is working on its own AI model. We were recently introduced to Gauss, ‘an on-device LLM’ (large language model) that can help with small tasks like writing emails or summarizing documents. What if Samsung is working on its own fitness AI? The Galaxy Fit 3 could house its own generative training coach that gives users advice. That could explain why the tracker has such a large screen. The extra space makes it easy to read your results or the LLM’s training advice.
That’s our best guess at this point. But as with any leak and speculation, you have to take it all with a grain of salt. Things can always change or never come to fruition.
To help you get active, check out Ny Breaking’s list of the best fitness trackers for 2023.