Samsung debuts budget Activity Tracker early in Germany
Samsung's leaked second-generation S Band will actually be called the Activity Tracker when it launches.
Samsung has begun showing off the budget fitness device in Germany this week, without making an official announcement. But luckily, Stereopoly was able to get hands-on time with the Activity Tracker to bring us plenty of details.
It's priced at €79.90, and can help users track distance traveled, calorie consumption, sleep, and notify them of when the paired smartphone has an incoming call or message. Unlike the recent Gear Fit, the Activity Tracker doesn't feature a screen, putting it more along the lines of the Jawbone Up, Nike FuelBand, and FitBit competitors.
The design of the Activity Tracker is squarish in shape, with five LEDs to send alerts to the user. It's wrapped in a rubber band that can go on your wrist, and the Activity Tracker can pop out and be inserted into a clip that can then be worn on a belt loop or your clothing.
The Activity Tracker connects to a smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher using Bluetooth 4.0, and has a specific Samsung app that can help track your daily fitness. An Amazon page in Germany says the device charges through miniUSB and has a battery life that can last five days.
We've contacted Samsung for more information on when it may launch in the US or UK, and will update you if any more information comes to light.