In case you haven’t already heard, Samsung has unveiled few new products during the revealing of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones. The South Korean handset makers (makers of a bunch of other electronics and appliances) has announced three new Galaxy wearables, including Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e and Galaxy Buds. The latter was also bundled for customers who pre-ordered the Samsung S10.
Key features of the gorgeous looking Galaxy Watch Active include blood pressure monitoring that works with an app jointly developed with University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Stress Tracker that basically coach on breathing using a stress widget, and fitness tracking that auto-detects the activities. You can also manually engage in more than 39 activities, set sail goals and monitor your progress. There is also Samsung’s very own voice assistant, Bixby, which you can leverage to make calls or send messages without touching your phone. The usual smartwatch features like push notifications and whatnot will also apply.
Other details you may want to know include a 1.1-inch AMOLED full color always on display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 20 mm interchangeable straps, 230 mAh battery, Exynos 9110 dual-core 1.15 GHz processor, 768 RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, NFC, built in GPS with GLONASS, wireless charging, water resistant to 5 ATM (50 meters or 164 feet), IP68 rated and built to MIL-STD-810G standard, and a bunch of sensors. Needless to say, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is powered by Tizen-based Wearable OS 4.0, but it is totally compatible with both Android and iOS.
If prefer not to have smartwatch functionality, there are the uber sleek Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e to look too. Like the Watch, these fitness tracker will automatically start tracking your activity as you walk, run, bike, row, hop onto the elliptical trainer, or start a general dynamic workout. Moreover, there are over 90 different activities in the Samsung Health app on your smartphone which you can manually choose from. Sleep analysis is also on the menu, so is smart stress management.
With the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e, you can also receive alerts and messages, or check the widget that has information synced from the smartphone, including alarm, calendar or weather. It has dual-clock functionality which it will automatically bring up the dual-clock watch face when you travel to a new time zone. Finally, both fitness tracker are water resistant to 5 ATM (50 meters or about 164 feet).
Last but not the least is the first Samsung true wireless earbuds, simply called Galaxy Buds. As you may have already guessed, Galaxy Buds has sound by AKG, a Samsung-owned brand managed by Harman. So, I guess sound should more than just decent. Key features include Enhanced Ambient Sound that allows you hear the surroundings clearly as you enjoy your music, Adaptive Dual Microphone for crystal clear voice calls even in noisy environments, Bluetooth technology (obviously), and a built in battery that offers up to 6 hours of audio streaming or up to 5 hours of calls.
Like any true wireless earbuds, it comes with a case that offers up to an additional 7 hours of charge. There is quick charge too. The case can provide the buds with 1.7 hours of use in just 15 minutes. And oh, it has wireless charging too, allowing it to suck some juice off your Galaxy S10 while on the go.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is available now with choice of four color options, going for $199.99 a pop. The Samsung Galaxy Buds is also available, in three colors (black, white and yellow) for $129.99. As for the Samsung Galaxy Fit, it will cost $99.99 when it becomes available in Q2 2019.
All images courtesy of Samsung.