Xiaomi’s Mi Band has established itself as a frontrunner in the smart wristband market, earning a reputation for excellence. Now, with the new Xiaomi Smartband 8, the company led by Lei Jun has even more to offer, despite competition from Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Fit 3.
After three years since the release of the current generation, the Samsung Galaxy Fit 2, the development and existence of the third generation has now been confirmed. This information comes from a recent report by SamMobile, which includes one of the first images of the product.
The Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 has already been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States, implying a global launch in the near future. Like its predecessors, the third generation is expected to primarily focus on monitoring the user’s physical activity. Its name leaves no room for doubt, as it is referred to as the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3, continuing the line of smartbands from the South Korean company.
Looking at the leaked images, the overall design and arrangement of sensors and key elements of the smart wristband are quite similar to previous models. It features two magnetic pins for charging and buttons for quick removal of the wristband. There is also a physical button for interacting with the wristband and navigating its interface, as well as optical sensors for tracking various health metrics.
Based on the prototype’s design, it seems that Samsung is following the current market trend of creating smart wristbands that resemble smartwatches. In other words, the Galaxy Fit 3 is expected to have a more square-shaped screen, departing from the traditional rectangular shape seen in previous models.
At this point, there are no further details about the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3. It is unclear whether it will be released in 2023 or if we will have to wait until early 2024. However, with FCC certification already obtained, it is safe to assume that its unveiling and launch are not far away.
In the meantime, Xiaomi’s Smartband 8 is set to be a strong competitor in the market. It boasts a 1.62-inch AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate, up to 16 days of battery life, 150 sports modes, and customizable wristbands. It also comes with the additional feature of a Pebble Mode.
In conclusion, the battle for dominance in the smart wristband market is heating up, with the Xiaomi Smartband 8 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 vying for consumers’ attention. Only time will tell which brand will come out on top.