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.