In the market countless fitness bracelets, similar to each other, as two drops of water. But there are few really worthwhile products. Such as in the fire and under water, to a depth of 50 meters. Samsung Galaxy Fit e - the most pleasant exception, not deprived and familiar features.
Design and convenience
The tracker is small, compact, almost weightless. The accessory looks impressive, especially in a complete set with a white strap. There are other colors to choose from: classic black and bright lemon. The core is always black.
Clasp convenient and reliable: it is extremely difficult to imagine a situation in which the bracelet will fly off your hand. Even harder to imagine how capsule alone leaves the band. Childhood diseases of the competitors have been solved in a reliable fixation of the tracker inside the band. The main advantage of the gadget: incomparable endurance. From strikes he protected on military standard the US — MIL-STD-810G. In addition, it can withstand immersion in water to a depth of 50 meters or up to 5 atmospheres. That is, the tracker works perfectly in not the most favorable conditions for electronics. Thrill-seekers can take note.
On the front side there is a monochrome screen with key information about the activity. It lights up every time you wave your hand. However, the settings are set and awakening by double tap-everything is intuitive. The main display simultaneously shows the number of steps, calories burned, current heart rate and, of course, time. A simple touch takes you to other pages. They — extended information on the rate of steps, pulse, sleep quality, weather and calendar.
Activity under control
One of the interesting features of the Galaxy Fit e is the automatic detection of the type of physical load. No need to specifically include anything. It is enough to start practicing - and a couple of minutes later the tracker recognizes a workout of medium or high intensity. The device will determine the type of classes: jogging, walking or dynamic exercises in the fitness club. Swimming, cycling and other types of training are not available for automatic detection. They are set manually on the smartphone, in the Samsung Health app. At the same time, the accessory itself tracks only basic indicators: distance and pulse rate.
If the user is at rest for more than a minute, the bracelet considers the activity finished. This parameter cannot be changed, as well as to force the training to continue. A strange decision, because dynamic loads suggest a pause between approaches: from 1 to 5 minutes.
The bracelet has a constant pulse control. Built-in sensor measures the heart rate during the day, and at regular intervals. After the next synchronization with the phone, the collected data is displayed in the Samsung Health application - in the form of value ranges and dynamic graphs.
The sleep tracking feature provides a break through of metrics: from the total length of rest and its effectiveness to tracking deep and fast sleep phases. To calculate the effectiveness (ideally 100%), pulse, mobility and the number of calories spent are taken into account. Information is displayed in Samsung Health through graphs and averages. In addition to the subjective assessment set by the user after each night, the system makes its own recommendations. Thus, there is a landmark to which you want to strive.
The tracker can wake the owner with the help of vibration. The functionality is simple. In the options utility Galaxy Wearable, you can set the wake-up time and even adjust depending on the days of the week. There is no smart alarm clock tracking the best moment to climb. This function is deservedly criticized by experts in the field of sleep. Therefore, many manufacturers of gadgets are now abandoning it.
Sync with mobile phone
In addition to the activity indicators, the tracker recognizes notifications from stock and third-party programs. New messages in Telegram or Instagram are accompanied by vibration and the appearance on the screen of the corresponding icon. In the settings of the bracelet, you can set, from which applications to receive notifications to it. They are also duplicated on the phone. And on the display of the accessory only the contact's name is displayed, the text of the message cannot be read.
To fully operate Galaxy Fit e, you need to install the Galaxy Wearable utility and acquire a Samsung account. Client data is synchronized with the proprietary cloud and the Samsung Health app. The latter collects in one place not only information from the fitness tracker, but also from other smart devices of the brand (if, of course, they are purchased). It is not difficult to specify individual parameters yourself. For example, the current weight and follow the calories with the help of the built-in food diary.
On Samsung devices, the mentioned utilities are by default, and for mobile phones of other brands they need to be downloaded from the app store. To connect the bracelet to Apple gadgets, you need to install Samsung Galaxy Fit from the App Store.
The manufacturer claims seven days of autonomy. This is an average rate, which varies depending on the intensity of use. The more notifications and vibrations, the faster you will have to look for an outlet. In real conditions - with 100-150 new messages or calls per day - the tracker asks for charging after three days. If you disable notifications and some tracking functions, it is easy to increase autonomy to a week or more. This time is due to almost constant tracking of the owner's pulse. Charging accessory via USB through a complete proprietary adapter. There are no open connectors on the capsule - the current is transmitted through a pair of contacts on the back of the case.
- DISPLAY: 0.74’, PMOLED, 64x128, monochrome
- SYSTEM: FreeRTOS
- BATTERY: 70 mAh
- SENSORS: accelerometer, heart rate sensor
- FEATURES: Bluetooth 5.0 LE, 5ATM water protection, auto detect activity
Samsung Galaxy Fit e is quite a standard fitness bracelet, but with enhanced functionality. It is perfect for those who regularly monitor their health. The tracker accurately counts the steps, the distance traveled and tracks the pulse well. But most importantly — it does it in real time. For this option will have to pay not the most advanced autonomy. But one of the key parameters of health is always under control.
The bracelet from Samsung has an important feature that distinguishes it from countless competitors. The tracker can withstand immersion under water to a depth of 50 meters. Therefore, the bracelet will not disappoint swimmers and fans of extreme sports. However, only the basic metrics are measured: pulse, calories and distance traveled. The gadget is not suitable for professional athletes who need advanced statistics of their achievements.