Along with the Galaxy S10 series and Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung launched a range of wearables at the Galaxy Unpacked event held last Wednesday. The new devices include Galaxy Watch Active-the next installment of the Gear Sports Watch- along with Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit E fitness trackers.
The company has finally removed the rotating bezel design from the new Galaxy watch with enhancements in fitness tracking features. The smartphone giant also introduced Samsung Galaxy Buds, which is an answer to Apple’s AirPods. The AppsToFollow team brings you an elaborated review of all the three items launched at the event.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
With a completely new look, this welcomes a change in Samsung’s watch lineup. The rotating front bezel is now removed which was present there since Gear S2. The reason behind this was a place for a more sleek design. It has a 1.1-inch display which is slightly smaller to Samsung Gear Sport’s 1.2-inch screen. Moreover, it is also thicker than the previous one at 10.5mm.
The new gear comes packed with Exynos 9110 packed with 230mAh battery and having 768MB of RAM and 4GB of inbuilt storage under the hood. It has Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, a stress sensor, and a heart rate monitor. Notably, the stress sensor has been there for a while in Samsung phones.
The watch runs on a new Tizen 126.96.36.199 version. It has been designed according to the One UI aesthetics. The icons are not the same, but pretty much similar and of course, it has Bixby.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active pre-orders are live and it will go on sale on March 8th at $199.99 in Rose Gold, Sea Green, Silver, and Black colors. Note that, pre-ordering will also get you a wireless charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds
Pretty much similar to the last year’s model, the Galaxy Buds are the successor to the iconic Samsung Gear Icon X. Running with a battery of 58mAh, these earbuds come with a carrying case which is also a charger. The carrying case itself has a 252mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly or via USB Type-C chargers.
Note that you can either go for Qi-compatible wireless charging or the new Wireless Power Share charging available in Galaxy S10 devices. The earbuds can give you 6 hours of non-stop Bluetooth streaming and 5 hours of talk time in one charge.
Charging case has quick charge technology included that offers over 1.5 hours of streaming in just 15 minutes of charge. Bixby is also present here so that you can get things done by speaking.
Priced at $129.99, these earbuds will be out in two colors- Black and White. The will go on sale starting March 8th but you can get them for free as a gift with Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ by pre-ordering any of the smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Fit and Fit e- fitness trackers
The South-Korean smartphone manufacturer also introduced two fitness bands at the Unpacked event. The new Samsung Galaxy Fit has a 0.95-inch AMOLED color display with 282 ppi and 120×240 pixels resolution, whereas, Galaxy Fit e has a 0.74-inch PMOLED display. Both running on the Realtime OS, the Galaxy Fit has a 120mAh battery while Galaxy Fit e has 70 mAh juice.
Both of the watches support Android as well as iOS smartphones. The Galaxy Fit can withstand a 5ATM pressure due to its military Grade STD 810G durability. While Galaxy Fit has NFC connectivity as well, the Galaxy Fit e comes with POGO instead. The Galaxy Fit carries a price tag of $99 in the US and will be on sale starting May 31. There are no pricing or release details available for the Galaxy Fit e right now.