Samsung had a successful unpacked today with the launch of the much anticipated Galaxy S series smartphones and its first foldable phone – the Galaxy Fold. The Galaxy S products included – the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus and the low-cost Galaxy S10e and its first 5G Galaxy S10 Plus phone, which is set to be released in the second half of this year. Well, Samsung didn’t just unveil the smartphones but also multiple accessories to accompany them as well. These accessories include the company’s new Galaxy smartwatch along with fitness tracking devices and Galaxy Buds, first true wireless buds from Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Firstly, the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Watch, which was released last year has been upgraded as Galaxy Watch Active, which now appears to be more sleeker than the predecessor. The new Galaxy Watch Active features an 11-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360×360 pixels. Unlike the Galaxy Watch, the Active doesn’t feature a rotating dial to interact with the watch; instead, users will need to rely on swiping on the 11-inch screen to navigate across the menus. Dual-core Exynos 9110 processor powers the Galaxy Watch Active and the watch is fuelled by a 230mAh battery that supports wireless charging. The smartwatch runs on Wizen-based Wearable OS 4.0.
The Galaxy Watch Active comes with Optical heart rate sensor, and the new watch is now capable of monitoring Blood Pressure (BP) and starting next month users can keep track on their BP levels via a My BP lap app on your smartphone. And lastly, the Galaxy Watch Active supports Bluetooth 4.2, W-Fi and features built-in GPS and NFC and also offers water resistance too. For those, who are into customizing their smartwatches, Samsung provides a bunch of watch faces as well. The new Galaxy Watch Active costs $199 and will be available for sale from next month.
Samsung Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e – fitness trackers
Samsung has decided to compete against a plethora of fitness trackers available in the market currently with the launch of its new fitness trackers – the Galaxy Fit and the Galaxy Fit e. Designed for fitness enthusiasts, these fitness trackers feature a built-in heart rate sensor and AMOLED displays. The Galaxy Fit comes with a .95-inch full-color AMOLED screen while the Fit e features a 0.74-inch PMOLED screen. Considering the Fit e to be on the low-cost segment, it only features heart rate monitoring and accelerometer, while the standard variant has a Gyroscope additionally as well.
However, these wearables don’t feature built-in GPS. Both the wearables are water-resistant, and the Galaxy Fit supports wireless charging to charge its 120mAh battery whereas the Fit e doesn’t support the wireless charge and features a 70mAh battery. Both the fitness trackers run on Real-time OS, developed by Samsung. These fitness bands from Samsung come in a variety of color options that include Black, White, Silver and Yellow.
Samsung Galaxy Buds
Samsung has finally ventured into Bluetooth earbuds to compete against Apple’s AirPods. The company had unveiled its first true wireless earbuds that come with a carrying case at the unpacked event today. These cord-free earbuds developed by Samsung are claimed to be truly comfortable form factor and come with say controls and also said to have a clear and smart sound.
The new Galaxy Buds from Samsung feature sound developed by AKG, which the company has been partnered for a while now. The Galaxy buds come with a bunch of features including Enhanced Ambient Sound, and an Adaptive Dual Microphone, which can be utilized in louder and quieter environments for taking and delivering your voice calls more clearly. These Galaxy Buds from Samsung are said to have Six hours of Bluetooth Streaming and uptown five hours of calls. The case that comes with them can add a charge for up to seven hours. The case can give 1.7 hours of backup for a quick 15-minute charge.
These Galaxy Buds can be charged wirelessly which also include the Wireless Power Sharing with the Galaxy S10 devices as well. These buds are integrated with Bixby support that further allows users to make calls, send texts and can quickly check the battery percentage of the buds as well.
The other technical specifications of the Galaxy Buds include a 5.8pi Dynamic driver, supports Bluetooth 5.0 and features Type-C charging port for the case, which has a 252mAh battery, while a 58mAh battery powers each bud. These Galaxy Buds will be available in Black, White and Yellow color variants.