While the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Fold were certainly the highlights of Samsung’s Unpacked event, the company also unveiled a few new wearables in the form of the Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit, and Galaxy Buds.
Galaxy Watch Active
Let’s first talk about the Galaxy Watch Active. As the name suggests, this is a sporty take on the Galaxy Watch that was released late last year.
The Galaxy Watch Active features a tiny 1.1-inch 360 x 360 full-color always-on-display that’s covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It’s powered by the Exynos 9110 dual-core processor, has 768Mb of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 230 mAh battery. It’s running Samsung’s Tizen OS 4.0 just like the regular Galaxy Watch, has 5ATM + IP68 water resistance, MIL-STD-810G military-grade durability, and NFC for Samsung Pay.
Tying into the “Active” name, some of the highlight features include stress level monitoring, auto-detect exercises, and starting March 15, users will be able to track their blood pressure using the My BP Lab app.
The Galaxy Watch Active will be available for purchase on March 8 in the U.S. for just $200.
Next on the list, we’ve got the Galaxy Fit. The Galaxy Fit is kind of a spiritual successor to 2017’s Gear Fit 2, featuring a fitness-band design that Samsung likely hopes will be able to take on trackers like the Fitbit Charge 3.
The Galaxy Fit can automatically track exercises, allows you to manually keep tabs on over 90 different workout activities, has built-in sleep tracking, and supports notifications from your smartphone. What’s really interesting, however, is that the Galaxy Fit is powered by something called “Realtime OS.” We aren’t sure how this differs from Tizen, so we’ll have to dive deeper into that when we get our hands on the Galaxy Fit.
Samsung’s selling the Galaxy Fit for just $99 with sales beginning on May 31.
Last but not least, there are the Galaxy Buds.
Just like 2018’s Gear IconX, the Galaxy Buds are wire-free earbuds that aim to offer great sound, battery life, and comfort in an extremely compact form factor.
The Galaxy Buds feature AKG tuning, Adaptive Dual Microphones to make phone calls crystal clear, and up ot 6 hours of music playback on one charge. When you place the Galaxy Buds in the included charging case, you’ll get up to 1.7 hours of additional use after just 15 minutes of topping up.
You’ll be able to buy the Galaxy Buds starting on March 8 for $130.
Are you excited for any of this?
With all that out of the way, we want to know what you think! Which of these devices are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below!