Samsung announces a trio of new Samsung Galaxy wearable devices

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The new Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e, and Galaxy Buds were unveiled by Samsung today.

In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Fold, Samsung announced three new wearable devices earlier today: the Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e, and Galaxy Buds.

“Consumers are increasingly putting their overall wellbeing at the center of their lifestyle decisions, and they’re looking for wearables that make it easier to get active and stay balanced every day. Everyone has their own way of pursuing their goals. We’re thrilled to introduce our new line of wearables to fit seamlessly into your life and complement your own personal wellness journey.”

DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics

Galaxy Watch Active

The new Galaxy Watch Active has a sporty design which aims to be minimalist yet attractive. With a range of different coloured straps, the Galaxy Watch Active can be customized to suit any style. Compatible with Android and iOS, the new wearable can connect to popular apps including Under Armour, Strava, and Spotify. It can also auto-detect runs, biking, rowing, elliptical trainer workouts, and more. In addition, users can manually set 39 different activities, daily goals, and monitor progress.

Specifications include:

ColourSilver, Black, Rose Gold, Sea Green
Dimensions & Weight40mm, 39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5mm, 25g
Display1.1″ (28mm) 360 x 360 Full Colour AODCorning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Strap20mm (interchangeable)
Battery230mAh
APExynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz
OSTizen-based Wearable OS 4.0
Memory768MB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory
ConnectivityBluetooth®4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass
SensorAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Heart Rate Tracking, Ambient Light
ChargeWPC-based wireless charging
Durability5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
CompatibilitySamsung, other Android: Android 5.0 or higher, RAM 1.5GB above
iPhone: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above

Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e

While the Galaxy Watch Active looks more like a watch, the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e have a slim fitness tracker look to them. Like the Watch Active, users can automatically track walking, running, biking, rowing, and elliptical workouts. More than 90 activities can be selected through the Samsung Health app as well.

In addition to tracking workouts, the 5ATM water-resistant fitness bands can also receive alerts and messages when synced to your smartphone.

Specifications of the Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e include:

CategoryGalaxy Fit FeaturesGalaxy Fit e Features
ColourBlack, SilverBlack, White, Yellow
Display0.95″ Full Colour AMOLED120 x 2400.74″ PMOLED64 x 128, 193 ppi
APMCU Cortex M33F 96MHz + M0 16 
MHz
MCU Cortex M0 96MHz
OSRealtime OSRealtime OS
Size18.3(W) x 44.6 (H) x 11.2(T)24g (w/strap)16.0(W) x 40.2(H) x 10.9(T)15g (w/ strap)
Memory512KB internal RAM,2048KB external RAM,32MB external ROM128KB internal RAM, 4MB external
ROM
ConnectivityBLEBLE
SensorHRM, Accelerometer, GyroscopeHRM, Accelerometer
Battery120mAh70mAh
ChargeNFC WirelessPogo
Durability5ATM water resistanceMIL STD 810G 5ATM water resistanceMIL STD 810G 
CompatibilitySamsung, other Android: Android 5.0 or higher, RAM 1.5GB above
iPhone: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above
Samsung, other Android: Android 5.0 or higher, RAM 1.5GB above
iPhone: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above

Galaxy Buds

Finally, the Galaxy Buds “are the ultimate cord-free earbuds for those who want a seamlessly connected experience on the go.” Samsung claims the new Galaxy Buds have a comfortable form factor, easy controls, and clear sound. With sound by AKG, one can only expect a great sounding experience. The Galaxy Buds also features Enhanced Ambient Sound so you can remain aware of your surroundings. Dual microphones in each earbud, dubbed Adaptive Dual Microphone, promise clear voice quality in quiet or loud environments.

With up to six hours of Bluetooth streaming, the compact case holds up to seven hours of additional charge and provides just under 1 3/4 hours of battery life on a 15-minute quick charge. With Bixby integration, you can use your voice to make calls, send texts, or check the battery life of your Galaxy Buds.

Specifications of the Galaxy Buds include:

ColourBlack, White, Neon Yellow
SizeEarbud: 17.5 (W) x 19.4 (D) x 22.3 (H) mm / Case: 38.8 (W) x 70 (D) x 26.5 (H) mm
WeightEarbud: 5.6g per earbud / Case: 39.6g
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
SensorAccelerometer, Proximity, Hall, Touch, Ear on/off detection
BatteryEarbud: 58mAh / Charging case: 252mAh
USBType-C
Speaker 5.8pi Dynamic Driver
CompatibilityAndroid 5.0 or later, RAM 1.5GB or above
AudioAudio Codec: SBC, AAC, Scalable (Samsung proprietary)

Pricing and availability have yet to be announced but we’ll be sure to update you when we hear more.

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