Samsung's San Francisco event yesterday included the annoucement of several new wearable devices.
Samsung's new wireless Galaxy Buds seem like an obvious complement to its new Galaxy S10 smartphones, but should be attractive to users of any mobile device. They feature sound by AKG. Enhanced Ambient Sound enables users to control how much sound to admit from their environment. Adaptive Dual Microphone features an outer microphone for quiet environments and an inner one to take over in noisy environments.
Galaxy Buds are rated for up to 6 hours of Bluetooth streaming or 5 hours of voice calls. Their compact case holds an additional charge for up to 7 hours, and can give the Buds 1.7 hours in a 15-minute quick charge.
The Galaxy Watch Active improves on Samsung's previous Galaxy Watch. In addition to telling the time, it can auto-detect when the user is running, biking, rowing, or using an elliptical trainer. It also offers manual support for over 39 activities, with the ability to set daily goals and monitor progress. Voice control is available via Samsung's Bixby assistant.
The Galaxy Watch offers a choice of "sporty" straps, in a range of colors. Customer who pre-order the device before March 14 will get a bonus Wireless Charging Pad, regularly priced at $79.99.
The Galaxy Fit is a slim, lightweight device specifically designed for fitness enthusiasts. It can track activities such as walking, running, biking, rowing or elliptical training, plus over 90 manually-selectable activities through the Samsung Health app on a smartphone.
The Galaxy Fit is available in black or silver, and features a 120x240 color AMOLED display, 512K internal RAM. The Galaxy Fit e comes in black, white or yellow, and has a 64x128 PMOLED screen, with 128K internal RAM. Both are rated 5ATM for water resistance.
Canadian pricing and availability were not included in the announcement. We'll update when details become available.