Samsung Expands its Smart Wearables Lineup with the Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit, and Galaxy Buds
At an event earlier today, Samsung has announced three new smart devices, in addition to the all-new Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Fold smartphones. The new smart devices include the Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit, and Galaxy Buds, which extend the existing lineup of smart wearables from Samsung. Samsung says that the new wearables are designed for everyone who seeks for extra motivation or wants to pursue wellbeing goals more conveniently.
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Galaxy Watch Active
To start with, the Galaxy Watch Active is a smart and beautiful assistant that helps you live a healthier lifestyle. It comes with a thin, light and versatile design, along with premium functionalities that make it stand next to some of its biggest competitors. The overall aesthetic feel of the device is minimal, keeping it simple and easy-to-operate. It manages to do a great job of monitoring exercise, sleep, stress, and health to help you stay fit and healthy. The Active is compatible with both Android and iOS and also with some other third-party apps like Strava, Spotify, Under Armour, etc.
Some of its highlighting features include- blood pressure monitoring: allows users to monitor their blood pressure and view it on their device with the help of My BP Lab app, which can be downloaded from the app store starting March 15; managing stress: keeps your stress level in check using breathing exercises to help you stay balanced, healthy, and focused; activity tracking: automatically tracks your ongoing activity to provide you with valuable insights.
Price and Availability
The Galaxy Watch Active will be available in the US starting March 8 for $199 on Samsung’s official website. Additionally, consumers who pre-order the Active between February 21 and March 7 will get a free Wireless Charging Pad.
The Galaxy Fit is a fitness tracker meant for runners and fitness enthusiasts, that helps them to track their fitness goals while maintaining a smaller form factor. It has a sleek and lightweight design, which makes it easier to be worn all day without having any issues. Similar to the Watch Active, the Fit automatically starts tracking your activities like walking, running, hopping, cycling, etc and provides accurate details to allow you to stay on track with your goals.
In addition to fitness tracking, the Fit also allows you to manage your wellbeing with features like enhanced sleep analysis, smart stress management, etc. The UI is simple and easy-to-use to allow you to be able to navigate around easily, without having to spend too much time around getting used to the interface. The notifications also work well on the Fit and provide alerts on alarm, calendar, weather, etc. Another neat feature that the Fit has, is that, whenever you travel to a different time-zone, it automatically adds a second clock of the location on the screen.
Price and Availability
There is no word from the company on the price of the Galaxy Fit, however, it is expected to be available somewhere around the second quarter of this year.
The all-new Galaxy Buds are the perfect cord-free earbuds alternative that provides a seamless experience across the connected devices. The earbuds are small, compact, and sound good, which makes them the perfect everyday companion. They also come with support for Samsung’s very own voice assistant, Bixby, which can be used to do things like make calls, read messages, check battery status, etc.
In terms of sound, the earbuds are powered by AKG, which is known for providing some really premium quality sound. In addition to that, earbuds also feature enhanced ambient sound that makes it easy to listen to surrounding audio even when the earbuds are in your ears. The buds come with six hours of Bluetooth streaming and five hours of calling time and support wireless charging and device-to-device charging, which means the earbuds can be charged with any other device that supports reverse charging, like the all-new Galaxy S10. These earbuds come with a compact case that is capable of holding charge up to 7 hours and provides the earbuds with 1.7 hours of charge with just 15-minutes of charge.
Price and Availability
The Galaxy Buds will be available starting March 8 for $129.99 on Samsung’s official website. And as part of a limited scheme, consumers who pre-order a Galaxy S10 or S10+ on Samsung’s official website will get a free pair of the Galaxy Buds.