Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 official with Fall Detection and Emergency SOS

By Sanjeev 4 Min Read

Four years and multiple leaks later, the successor to Galaxy Fit 2 is finally here. Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Fit 3, its latest fitness tracker, in the Philippines.

This is the latest addition to the Samsung Health App family, which also includes the Galaxy Watch Series and the upcoming Galaxy Ring.

The latest activity tracker from Samsung brings a bunch of noticeable upgrades to its successor. This includes a new chassis, a bigger screen, and a more extensive suite of health and emergency features.

So, let’s check them out one by one.

A brand new look

For me, the most significant noticeable change in the new Galaxy Fit 3 is the display, which measures 1.6 inches in diagonal length — a whooping 45% wider than its predecessor.

Samsung has gone with a more rectangular body to accommodate the more comprehensive screen. This makes it look much more like a smartwatch than a traditional fitness tracker.

It should also feel like one, as it has an aluminum chassis now. This is paired with a silicone band that you can easily replace, thanks to the one-click mechanism.

Samsung Galaxy Fit has IP68 dust and water resistance as well as 5ATM water resistance, making it safe for outdoor adventures.

Health and Fitness Tracking

Talking out outdoor activities, the Galaxy Fit 3 has 100+ of them built-in. There is no GPS, so you need to have a smartphone nearby.

Moreover, it can track your heart rate, sleep, stress, and blood oxygen (SpO2) — all the basic features you would expect from a modern fitness tracker.

A stand-out feature is the snoring detection, which it accomplishes using the microphone from a compatible Galaxy phone.

It can even track your sleep patterns and give you suggestions.

Emergency Features

Samsung has incorporated Fall Detection and Emergency SOS into the Galaxy Fit 3 — things I’ve only seen in more expensive smartwatches.

So whenever the tracker detects an abnormal fall, it will give users the option to dial the emergency number. Likewise, you can make a SOS call just by pressing the side button five times.

While these features sound impressive, we’ll have to wait to see how practical they are.

Smart Features

Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 doesn’t have a speaker or a microphone, so you can’t take calls from it. However, you can still get reminders for it and also the option to reject or replay with a busy message template.

You can use it as a remote and timer for your smartphone camera. It can also sync with your smartphone’s DND mode.

Without the WearOS, I didn’t expect much from the Fit 3 in terms of widgets and apps. However, it still has mini apps like calendar, weather, and world clock.

Battery and Charging

The Galaxy Fit 3 promises a 13-day battery life with its 208mAh battery. There is no wireless charging, so you’ll have to rely on the two-pin Pogo charger for refills.

Pricing and Availability

Samsung offers the Galaxy Fit 3 in three colorways — Gray, Pink, Gold, and Silver. The pricing is still under wraps, but we’ll have it soon enough as Fit 3 goes on sale starting tomorrow.

It will first be available in Asia, Central America, and South America. South America and the United States will receive it later.

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