Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit & Galaxy Buds are Samsung's new wearables
Beyond the Galaxy S10 and Fold, Samsung revealed multiple wearable devices on Wednesday: the Galaxy Watch Active, two Galaxy Fit trackers, and its AirPods-like Galaxy Buds.
The Active uses a 1.1-inch, always-on AMOLED display, and includes exercise, sleep, stress, and general health-tracking features, such as an optional blood presure app. It supports Bixby voice controls and runs Samsung' Tizen OS, but can connect to both Android devices and iPhones, the latter including models as far back as the iPhone 5.
For people who only need a dedicated fitness tracker, the Galaxy Fit is a scaled-back accessory with a 0.95-inch AMOLED screen that can manually or automatically track workouts from a list of over 90 activities. It retains heart rate, sleep, and stress tracking, and will sync with a smartphone for notifications and features like a dual-clock watchface. The tracker is waterproof to a depth of 165 feet, like the Active.
A cheaper version, the Galaxy Fit e, uses a 0.74-inch PMOLED panel and makes performance sacrifices, for instance dropping a gyroscope.
The Galaxy Buds sport a technology called Enhanced Ambient Sound, making them suitable for listening on wheels or in heavy foot traffic. For phone calls and other voice input the device uses twin microphones on each earbud, facing in and out, intended to make a wearer heard regardless of where they are.
The Buds can handle up to 6 hours of audio playback on their own, plus another 7 hours when recharged by their case. Black, white, and yellow versions will be available, matching a few of the Galaxy S10 color options.
Samsung didn't immediately say when the products will be available, or how much they'll cost.
Customers can take advantage of special offers, such as free Galaxy Buds with S10 and S10+ pre-orders, at both retailers now through March 7.