The era of fitness trackers at Samsung began with the budget Gear Fit and went up to expensive and advanced gadgets with the Pro prefix. Somewhere between them there is a “golden mean” – inexpensive and multifunctional “Galaxy Fit”.
How it looks and what it can do, we analyze in the review of Samsung Galaxy Fit , which appeared in 2019, but still does not lose popularity.
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Appearance, design, dimensions
The minimalistic and compact new “Fit” is made in an oblong plastic case with rounded edges. In the characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy Fit, the size is stated to be 18.3×45.1×11.2 mm.
On the outside it is a color display, on the inside there is an optical sensor for measuring the heart rate. There is a side mechanical key that controls the device. If the button is held down for 7 seconds, the device will reboot.
The 23-gram gadget is attached to the wrist with a strap. The rubber bracelet does not “fidget” on the skin, is not afraid of moisture and dust. The company claims that the strap materials are hypoallergenic, which means they are comfortable to wear.
Galaxy Fit is available in black and silver. These are standard bracelets for models of dark and light shades. Other colored straps can be ordered separately.
If necessary, the halves of the bracelet are unfastened from the case and new ones are attached. The strap width is 13 mm. Designed for 14-19 cm wrists.
The manufacturer has provided for the ability to swim and take a shower without removing fitness equipment. The case is protected from moisture and can withstand immersion to a depth of 50 meters. Resistant to temperature changes, shocks, scratches and other shocks during use.
Battery and charging
The fitness tracker is equipped with a fairly durable 120mAh battery. According to user reviews, it takes an hour and a half to two hours to fully charge, after which the gadget lasts 7-8 days without energy.
Galaxy Fit’s charger is simple and convenient: a non-removable USB cable, at one end of which a docking station is located, and at the other end it is connected to a power adapter. The bracelet is securely magnetized to the charging.
The screen is vertical, fully touch-sensitive. It is made using Amoled technology and has a size of 0.95 “, a resolution of 120 by 240 pixels (like the Xiaomi Mi Bend 4). It is bright and contrasting enough to read the info well even in the sun.
The mirror-smooth screen is resistant to scratches. There is an oleophobic layer: fingerprints appear with less intensity and are easier to remove.
The brightness does not automatically adjust to the lighting, but you can dig into the settings and drag the slider to a position from 1 to 10.
The screen in the inactive state is just black, “wakes up” when you press a button or raise your wrist. Tap on the display will not turn on. The dials can be changed to your taste by going to the Wearable proprietary program. There are a lot of options here, unlike Fit e , in which there are only 4 of them.
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Very responsive, works quickly and without lags. There are no animations, only static icons, which additionally illustrate the inscriptions on the screen: the type of friction or notification of a missed call. The images are colored. The interface supports many languages, including Ukrainian. Navigation is carried out across the screen from right to left and up / down. The mechanical button on the side performs the “Back” function.
Swiping from top to bottom will open quick settings:
- Do not disturb mode;
- brightness adjustment;
- turning off the sensor when swimming;
- night mode (the bracelet does not vibrate at this time).
Galaxy Fit has a larger number of tabs that open when scrolling through the screen:
- brief information about the weather;
- measuring stress levels;
- notification of how long the user slept;
- choice of workout;
- number of steps trampled and calories burned.
The bracelet displays call and SMS notifications on the screen. The fitness tracker vibrates when a call comes in. When a message arrives, you can immediately see which chat it is from, since the recognizable icons “Insta”, “Viber”, “Carts”, etc. are displayed on the display.
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Features and interaction with a smartphone
Available “binding” only to one smart on OS “Android” from 5.0 or iOS (version 9.0 and newer). Please note that the Galaxy Fit is still more “sharpened” to work with its ecosystem. For example, in conjunction with Samsung, SMS messages up to 148 characters are displayed on the bracelet screen, and with iPhone – from 48 to 80 s. But in general, correct work is possible with both operating systems.
Steps, pulse, stress level, calories burned, sleep – all this the wrist gadget measures automatically. It also detects walking, cycling, orbit-track, rowing without manual settings. Up to 10 activities out of 90 offered by the manufacturer can be displayed on the bracelet. The rest need to be launched from smart.
For the tracker and mobile phone to work together, you need to install the following programs on your phone: Galaxy Wearable (Galaxy Fit for iPhone ) and Samsung Health. The first is needed to set up the bracelet, the second – to set personal parameters (weight, height, etc.) and adjust fitness activities for yourself. To connect devices, you need to turn on “Bluetooth” on the smart.
Using smart utilities, you can:
- Set / remove widgets on the screen (sleep, stress, calendar, calories, etc.).
- Activate the search for the bracelet if you do not know where you put it (the tracker will vibrate, helping to determine your location).
- Adjust the vibration strength of the fitness gadget.
- Add or dim the screen.
- Change health parameters.
- Choose from which messengers to display notifications, and from which to block.
- Get information about your workouts (duration, calories burned, heart rate, temperature, best performance, etc.).
There are a lot of variations of working with a bracelet via a mobile phone, as well as the possibilities of a fitness tracker: stopwatch, timer, alarm clock. Let’s dwell on the main thing in more detail – maintaining good health with the help of a “smart” wrist gadget.
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An overview of the health features in the Samsung Galaxy Fit:
|Name||What is it for|
|Steps||Counting the number of steps taken and measuring the distance traveled. You can clearly see how active the user was|
|Calories||Shows how many calories are burned per day: during rest and during activities|
|Stress||The device will analyze the pulse and give recommendations on how to get rid of overstrain with the help of breathing exercises|
|Pulse||Allows you to keep your heartbeat under control and not overexert yourself during training. The tracker monitors and “memorizes” the heart rate throughout the day|
|Dream||General health and performance depend on the quality and duration of sleep. The bracelet will tell you about all phases of your dreams and assess the quality of rest|
|Water||Lack of fluid in the body leads to health problems. Galaxy Fit will help you keep track of the amount of water you drink per day|
|Caffeine||Coffee, of course, invigorates, but its excess threatens irritability, insomnia, etc. Keeping track of the number of cups drunk will allow you to keep the level of caffeine under control|
From the review of the Samsung Galaxy Fit it is clear that this is a super cool gadget for those who want to “keep abreast” of their own health. Will not let you down either on land or in water. Will follow the user, no matter what he does: sleep, eat, walk, jump, swim. Due to its stylish appearance, it will be a worthy company to your other fashion accessories.