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Samsung unveils Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Buds wearables

Written by James Delahunty @ 20 Feb 2019 4:02

Samsung unveils Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Buds wearables At Samsung's press event in San Francisco today, the South Korean firm has unveiled three new wearables alongside its Galaxy S10 handsets and Galaxy Fold.
Samsung's wearables line-up has expanded with the newly designed and health-conscious Galaxy Watch Active, the new Galaxy Fit, and the new cord-free Galaxy Buds.

First up is the Galaxy Watch Active.

The new Galaxy Watch Active sports a new thin, light and versatile design and it focuses on your health and wellbeing. Exercise, sleep, stress and health tracking features are the selling point of Samsung's largest Galaxy-branded smartwatch. The device can monitor your blood pressure through a My Bp app that has been designed with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).



Galaxy Watch Active keeps up with you by auto-detecting when you run, bike, row, use the elliptical trainer, or start a dynamic workout. You can work with 39 activities, set daily goals and keep track of your progress all the way through.



Galaxy Watch Active is compatible with Android and iOS and offers indoor/outdoor activity tracking, and features popular third-party apps--including Under Armour, Spotify, and Strava.

It features a 1.1-inch 360 x 360 Full Color display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is driven by a Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz. It runs Wearable OS 4.0, which is based on Tizen. Under the hood is also 768MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, and A-GPS/Glonass.

Available in Silver, Black, Rose Gold, and Sea Green.

Galaxy Watch Active will be available in the US starting on March 8, 2019 for $199.99 at Samsung.com and major retailers. If you pre-order Galaxy Watch Active between Fbruary 21 and March 7, you will receive a free wireless charging pad.

Galaxy Buds

Galaxy Buds offer a high-quality listening experience with sound by AKG. The cord-free earbuds feature enhanced ambient sound that ensures you can hear your surroundings clearly even while the buds are in your ears, so you can remain aware of your environment as you listen to your tracks.



The Adaptive Dual Microphone uses one inner microphone and one outer microphone in each earbud, so you can deliver your voice clearly in both loud and quiet environments.

The Galaxy Buds pack 58mAh batteries and support up to six hours of Bluetooth (5.0) streaming, and up to five hours of calls while their compact case also holds a charge for up to 7 hours (252mAh).

Galaxy Buds will be available for $129.99 on Samsung.com and major retailers and carriers starting March 8, 2019. For a limited time they come free with a pre-order of a Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ on Samsung.com.

Galaxy Fit

The new Galaxy Fit takes over from Samsung's previous Gear Fit products. It is an advanced fitness wristband that tracks your activity and helps you to reach your fitness goals. It automatically starts tracking your activity when you walk, run, bike, row, hop on the elliptical trainer or start a dynamic workout. With your smartphone, you can choose from 90 different activities in the Samsung Health app.



Enhanced sleep analysis also monitors your wellbeing while you are snoring at night. Besides fitness tracking, you can receive alerts and messages or check the widget which includes information synced straight from your smartphone --like alarm, calendar or weather--without ever needing to touch your phone.

It will be available in Q2, 2019.

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