By Roger Fingas
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12: 58 pm PT (03: 58 pm ET)
Beyond the Galaxy S10 and Fold, Samsung revealed multiple wearable gadgets on Wednesday: the Galaxy Watch Active, 2 Galaxy Fit trackers, and its AirPods-like Galaxy Buds.
The Active utilizes a 1.1-inch, always-on AMOLED screen, and consists of workout, sleep, stress, and general health-tracking functions, such as an optional blood presure app. It supports Bixby voice controls and runs Samsung’ Tizen OS, however can link to both Android devices and iPhones, the latter including designs as far back as the iPhone 5.
For people who only need a dedicated fitness tracker, the Galaxy Fit is a scaled-back device with a 0.95- inch AMOLED screen that can manually or automatically track exercises from a list of over 90 activities. It keeps heart rate, sleep, and tension tracking, and will sync with a smart device for alerts and functions like a dual-clock watchface. The tracker is waterproof to a depth of 165 feet, like the Active.
A more affordable version, the Galaxy Fit e, uses a 0.74- inch PMOLED panel and makes efficiency sacrifices, for example dropping a gyroscope.
The Galaxy Buds sport a technology called Boosted Ambient Noise, making them appropriate for listening on wheels or in heavy foot traffic. For telephone call and other voice input the device uses twin microphones on each earbud, dealing with in and out, meant to make a user heard regardless of where they are.
The Buds can manage up to 6 hours of audio playback on their own, plus another 7 hours when recharged by their case. Black, white, and yellow variations will be available, matching a few of the Galaxy S10 color options.
Samsung didn’t immediately state when the products will be readily available, or just how much they’ll cost.
Customers can take advantage of special deals, such as totally free Galaxy Buds with S10 and S10 pre-orders, at both merchants now through March 7.