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Samsung S Band fitness tracker spotted in Germany

Samsung S Band

Samsung’s S Band or S Circle fitness band was originally supposed to launch with the Galaxy S4 last year, but that didn’t happen for some reason. However, several leaks over the past few weeks have hinted that this accessory could me making a comeback of sorts. And today, the Korean manufacturer officially showed off this fitness band in Germany, detailing its features in the process.

With Samsung already launching the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit smartwatches already, the launch of another wearable device doesn’t seem very logical. But according to Samsung, this isn’t a standard smartwatch as it will mostly rival the likes of Pebble, Jawbone Up and the Nike FuelBand which can only track your runs, sleep pattern and other activity.

However, the Samsung Activity Tracker comes with a notification LED which will alert users if there’s a message, email or any other important activity on their connected smartphone. The fitness tracker can be removed from the standard strap and attached using a clip to your shirt or jeans with relative ease, which is something the competitors do not offer.

The device comes with a battery life of 5 days with micro USB charging support and connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0. Samsung will price this at €80 ($111) which isn’t a lot for a fitness tracker.

Source: All About Samsung

Via: Android Community

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  1. Fitbit usually sits around $100. I think it’s pretty accurate, but Val has me doubting it now. I’ll have to do some more research and report back. Give me a few hours!

  2. The Fitbit Force is so small compared to this. And without a display, why is the device so big? It could have been like the FItbit Force.

  3. Even I’ve been planning on buying the Fitbit Force from a few days. That’s the only fitness tracker that has interested me. But after reading your comments, I guess I should wait for a few more months to see something better.

  4. How accurate is the Fitbit? I keep hearing about it but I have not tried it yet. How much does it cost? I can’t see paying a lot for something that is not all that accurate. I don’t think it’s ridiculous if Samsung can come out with something that actually works.

  5. I agree! I would like to see how accurate these are too. I have a problem believing that any of these fitness trackers are all that accurate. You can fool many of these. I would love to know how accurate they really are.

  6. Mind if I ask for a link to that article? I wanted to look at purchasing something like a Fitbit, but with your comment, I’m not so sure now. And yeah, if that’s true, more concrete data is definitely required before purchasing.

  7. I know everyone is trying to compete with Fitbit and other big names that do really well in the fitness area, but this is just getting ridiculous. Samsung, stick to what you’re good at.

  8. As a fitness device, I would like to see concrete data/proof of how accurate it is. I read an article recently stating that most of these fitness gadgets are only moderately accurate at estimating calorie expenditure.

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