Samsung has expanded its range of wearable devices to include the Galaxy Watch Active, the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Buds that deliver features to manage your fitness and wellbeing.
These new products are designed to suit different users, different health goals and different lifestyles.
“Consumers are increasingly putting their overall wellbeing at the centre of their lifestyle decisions, and they’re looking for wearables that make it easier to get active and stay balanced every day,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.
“Everyone has their own way of pursuing their goals. We’re thrilled to introduce our new line of wearables to fit seamlessly into your life and compliment your own personal wellness journey.”
Galaxy Watch Active is smaller than the popular Galaxy Watch and will appeal to both men and women.
The device, which can be paired to smartphones via Bluetooth, has a slick new minimal design and is both thin and light.
It can track exercise and detect workouts automatically whether you are running, cycling, rowing or using the elliptical trainer.
Galaxy Watch Active can also track sleep and distinguish not only how long you sleep but also your different sleep cycles like deep and REM sleep.
What’s new to the watch is blood pressure monitoring in conjunction with the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF).
The university has developed an algorithm can work out your blood pressure from a wrist-based tracker and offer a more comprehensive snapshot of the user’s health.
The Galaxy Watch Active also inherits the Stress Tracker from Galaxy Watch and can suggest breathing exercises when it detects you’re crossing that line.
Galaxy Fit is a slim and fashionable wearable with a thin and lightweight design.
It can also automatically detect and track your workouts and activities as well as receive notifications from your smartphone.
The Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit are both water resistant and can easily go for a swim or be worn in the shower.
The Galaxy Buds are Samsung’s wire-free earphones that offer an enhanced audio experience tuned by AKG despite their small size.
Also onboard is Adaptive Dual Microphone that combines and inner and outer microphone for clear voice calls.
The microphones can also be used to hear ambient noise when you’re out exercising for safety.
They can provide up to six hours of use while the charging case can extend that for another seven hours.
And if the Galaxy Buds battery runs low you can place them on the back of the Galaxy S10 and recharge them with the Wireless PowerShare feature.
The new Samsung wearables will be available in the first half of the year with pricing announced closer to the launch date.
* Stephen Fenech travelled to San Francisco as a guest of Samsung