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New Samsung Fitness Tracker Gets Certified With Bluetooth 5.1 Support

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Samsung will likely announce the Galaxy Watch 3 at the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5. However, the company is also reportedly working on an affordable fitness tracker. Now, a new wearable product from Samsung got certified by Bluetooth SIG.

The product name is mentioned as “Wearable device” and comes with the model number SM-R220. Obviously, the official name of the fitness tracker is not yet known. As per the listing, it will support Bluetooth 5.1 and not the latest Bluetooth 5.2.

Samsung’s upcoming fitness tracker gets Bluetooth certified

It was previously spotted on the FCC website revealing a few key details. The fitness tracker’s image from the FCC filing suggests it to be a successor to the last year’s Samsung Galaxy Fit fitness tracker. Earlier this month, the same product also received the Korean NRRA certification.

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As seen on the Galaxy Fit e, the SM-R220 also comes with pogo pins on the back for charging. On the other hand, the Galaxy Fit supports NFC Wireless Charging. There should also be a heart-rate sensor for continuous heart-rate monitoring.

Samsung seems to have lined up a bunch of devices for the August 5 unveiling. While there is no confirmation, we can also expect this new fitness tracker to make its debut on the same stage. There isn’t much information available about this new fitness tracker to date.

Could launch at the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5

Like the previously launched fitness trackers, the upcoming Galaxy Fit model should also work with Android and iOS devices. Apart from doing basic fitness tracker, it should also mirror the notifications from the connected smartphone.

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With more than double the battery capacity of Galaxy Fit e, the upcoming fitness tracker should also offer significantly longer battery life. While the Galaxy Fit e sports 70mAh battery, the SM-R220 is equipped with a 150mAh battery.

It is even bigger than the 120mAh battery found on the standard Galaxy Fit fitness tracker. Just like any new product, we also expect the company to bring something new to the table. Importantly, the company should opt for a color display instead of a black and white display.

This new fitness tracker from Samsung will definitely be rivaling the new Xiaomi Mi Band 5. Just yesterday, the Mi Band 5 made its debut in Europe along with several other ecosystem products. While it costs €39.99 (approx. $45), it is currently available at an early bird price of just €34.99 (approx. $40).

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