Samsung Galaxy Watch Active And Galaxy Fit Bands Launched In India
In the month of February, Samsung held the Galaxy Unpacked event where it unveiled the Galaxy S10 lineup (1,2,3) of flagship smartphones. Besides, the company also unveiled a wide variety of accessories which include the Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Fit e and the Galaxy Watch Active. The Galaxy Buds were made available in the country alongside the flagship smartphones, but the three previously mentioned smart wearables were not.
On the 25th of June, Samsung India sent out a press release where it officially announced the three fitness oriented smart wearable devices for the country. To recap the features and specs of the devices are as follows:
Samsung Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e
Both the Samsung Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e have a similar design but they have significantly different features. In terms of looks, both the devices have an appealing design with a tall display and thin silicon straps. Notably, the display on the feature laden Galaxy Fit is surrounded by metal casing while the affordable Galaxy Fit e gets plastic edges.
The difference in the choice of material also translates to disparate weight. The former weighs 23 grams with strap while the latter weighs just 15 grams with strap. The two devices also have different size and type of display. The Galaxy Fit has 0.95 inch colour AMOLED display with a pixel density of 282 ppi while the Galaxy Fit e incorporates a 0.74 inch PMOLED display that has a pixel density of 193 ppi.
The Galaxy Fit is powered by a 120 mAh battery whereas the Fit e is powered by a 70 mAh battery. Both the fitness bands from Samsung support Activity tracking, Sleep tracking and continuous HRM (Heart Rate Monitor). Noteworthy, the expensive out of the two, the Galaxy Fit supports additional features including Stress Tracking and Roaming Clock (Updates with the location of user, requires smartphone connectivity).
The two smart bands from Samsung are also 5ATM water resistant and Military Grade (MIL-STD-810G) certified. The Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e use Bluetooth for connection and are compatible with both Android (version 5.0 or greater having 1.5 GB of RAM) and iOS (iPhone 5 or above running iOS 9 ). In terms of sensors, both support HRM and accelerometer while the high end Galaxy Fit also gets a Gyroscope. The two devices will be available for purchase starting 1st of July via Flipkart.com and traditional brick and mortar stores. The price of the two devices are as follows:
- Galaxy Fit e: Rs 2,490
- Galaxy Fit: Rs 8,990
Galaxy Watch Active
The Galaxy Watch Active runs on Tizen based wearable OS 4.0 which can be navigated via gestures and the two side-mounted buttons. The smartwatch packs the Exynos 9110 SoC which consists of a dual-core processor. It has a 1.1 inch AMOLED display that has a resolution of 360×360 px.
The Galaxy Watch Active is capable of automatically recognizing and tracking the activity being performed by the user. Apart from that, it also has a continuous heart rate tracking feature which can provide users with real-time information regarding their cardiac health.
The Galaxy Watch Active has 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. The smartwatch is IP68 water and dust resistant and is MIL-STD-810G certified. Connectivity options on the device include GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0. As far as the sensors go, the Galaxy Watch Active has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope and a pedometer. Furthermore, the smartwatch also has a sleep monitoring feature. The watch is powered by a 230 mAh battery which can be charged via WPC-based wireless charging (Wireless Power Consortium).
The Galaxy Watch Active is available for purchase starting today (25th on June) on Amazon.in, Samsung’s e shop and multi brand retail store brands.
Samsung with its updated smart wearables has tried to break into different price brackets. However, the Mi Band 4 from Xiaomi which will soon launch in the country will surely give the Samsung offering’s a run for their money, especially the Galaxy Fit e.
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