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The Samsung Charm is a discreet fitness tracker for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

In addition to introducing us to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on Sunday, Samsung also unveiled a host of new accessories it will be launching for the handsets later this year. Amongst them was a Lens Cover, an LED View Cover and a Charm wearable fitness tracker. However, it’s more than likely that you won’t have heard much about the latter as the firm opted to keep its details under heavy lock and key at the time.

We now know that the Charm has been designed to look like a bracelet as opposed to a smartwatch. To achieve this appearance, Samsung has used a small LED panel to alert users of notifications instead of a fully-fledged LCD display. The lack of a large display means that the Charm won’t be able to run third-party applications, but it will have the capacity to record basic fitness data, such as steps and distances. This data can then be synchronised to the S Health application via Bluetooth.

The Charm will come in two versions and three colorways when it hits the shelves — Rose Quartz, Black and Gold with either a rectangular or square LED panel. All models sport a 17mAh battery and Bluetooth LE. The South Korean manufacturer claims that the device can last up to 18-days on a single charge due to the low energy consumption of both the LED panel and wireless connection.

I have to say, I’m pretty eager to get my hands on the Charm. It’s a wearable activity tracker aimed at people who don’t want all of the flashy technology that Samsung’s Gear range of smartwatches has to offer. It sports a gorgeous design that is guaranteed to make the wearable fit into your day-to-day life without attracting too much attention, while recording detailed data that can help you improve your fitness levels.

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MatheusARodrigues
MatheusARodrigues

works with old high end phone like S5,S6/non-Samsung phones/mid-end Galaxies?

Cavalera90
Cavalera90

Since the S4, all of Samsungs S and Note devices can count steps an track distances with S Health. Why would one need a braclet to do the same thing?

insanejojo
insanejojo

if you check, you will see this is similar to the mi band from xiaomi, i think the added advantage will be that it will record your sleep pattern and may also have heart rate monitor built in…

MatheusARodrigues
MatheusARodrigues

It is better than walk with a phone in your hands.