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New Samsung wearables - the Galaxy Buds, Fit and Watch Active - have been launched

Samsung also has new wearables. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung also has new wearables. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has released three new types of wearable to go with the Galaxy S10 series in 2019. They are the Galaxy Buds, a possibly improved set of earbuds, the Galaxy Fit, a new activiy tracker, and the Galaxy Watch Active, a new sports-focused smartwatch. All three can charge wirelessly, including off S10 devices.

Samsung also dedicated some time during its latest Unpacked event to its newest wearable devices. They are the Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Watch Active. These devices are designed to blend seamlessly into the Samsung ecosystem, and also take advantage of the Galaxy S10 line's new Wireless PowerShare feature in some cases.

The Galaxy Buds integrate AKG sound technology by Harman to enhance audio and call quality. They also have adaptive dual microphones for these purposes. Samsung claims that they can play music for up to 6 hours on a single charge. Like their predecessors, they have their own custom-designed charging case; however, unlike the older Buds, this case can charge wirelessly. They can also charge off a Galaxy S10 phone, as can the Galaxy Watch Active.

The new Galaxy Buds come in black, a kind of bluish white and a shade of yellow (probably so that those who buy a Canary Yellow S10e can have Buds to match). The Buds will start at US$129 and will be available, along with the Galaxy S10 series and the Watch Active on March 8.

The Galaxy Watch Active, like the Galaxy Fit, has 5-atmosphere water resistance. It has a new, activity-oriented UI, and a round face, although it lacks the moveable bezel found in other Galaxy-type smartwatches. Samsung claims that it can also help the user manage stress in addition to their fitness progress.

The Galaxy Fit is a new Samsung activity tracker with a full-color screen. It is described as exceptionally light-wegiht, and has advanced sleep-tracking features which apparently differentiate between different sleep stages (e.g. REM and slow-wave sleep). Unlike the other wearables, it will be available from March 31, 2019.

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Some more images of the new Galaxy wearables. (Source: Samsung)
Some more images of the new Galaxy wearables. (Source: Samsung)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-02-20 (Update: 2019-02-21)