Along with its 5 new phones, Samsung is announcing a bunch of new wearables today. The company is introducing a new smartwatch, two new fitness trackers, and some wireless earbuds.
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Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch Active is the company’s latest take on a sporty design for a smartwatch. It features a sleek design built to work as a smartwatch and a fitness tracker, supporting both Android and iOS. The device comes with features like Blood Pressure Monitoring, Sleep Tracking, Stress Tracker for managing stress, and automatic fitness tracking for more than 39 activities. The device features a 1.1-inch display protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and a 230mAh battery. It is based on Samsung’s Tizen Wearable OS 4.0 and comes in Silver, Black, Rose Gold, and Sea Green. Sells for $199.
Samsung is also launching two new fitness trackers. The company’s new Galaxy Fit and Fit e are designed to work as simple fitness trackers for everyone. They come with the same automatic fitness tracking (+ Sleep Tracking) as the regular Galaxy Watch Active, with more than 90 different activities. You will also be able to receive alerts and messages from your phone on the devices. The devices are both water resistant in 50 meters of water. There isn’t a whole lot of difference between the regular Fit and Fit e, but you are getting a more powerful device with the Fit, as well as a larger 0.95-inch display compared to the Fit e’s 0.74-inch display. IT also has a larger battery, by the way.
It starts at $99.
And lastly, there are the new Galaxy Buds. Samsung’s new Bluetooth earbuds come with sound by Samsung’s own AKG. Starting at $129, you can wirelessly charge them, even with the new Galaxy S10 line through reverse wireless charging.
The earbuds feature Enhanced Ambient Sound that lets you hear your surroundings even while the buds are in your ears. It features Adaptive Dual Microphone for better microphone quality, which is going to be really useful for making phone calls.
Battery wise, the earbuds will offer up to 6 hours of Bluetooth streaming, and up to 5 hours of calls. The case for the earbuds hold charge of up to seven hours, and it’s capable of charging the Galaxy Buds with 1.7-hours of battery life in just 15-minutes. And the Galaxy Buds also come with Bixby integration, so you can use Samsung’s personal assistant right from the Galaxy Buds without picking up your phone.
It will be available on March 8. These are basically AirPods, but for your Samsung/Android devices. It even has the same pairing experience as AirPods.
<p>Kinda odd that the more expensive watch has fewer workout activity options than the fitness tracker. </p>