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Samsung launches 3 new wearables - Wear Active, Fit and Buds

I've tried... people said that they don't really need wearables - but trust me, start using one and you can't do without after.

Wearables come in multiple 'flavours' these days.  For me, it's my watch.  But now we're looking at including the smart earphones that are available.  I love my Pixelbuds and I love my Watches (I'm cycling through a few variants lately).

Trying to go without those just feels awkward.

Samsung has updated their new Galaxy Wear lineup - a watch, a band and smart earbuds.

The Galaxy Wear Active | The Galaxy Fit e | The Galaxy Buds


Interesting that they'd removed the dial from the Wear, but it is their 'active', so being able to not worry about it catching while running or whatnot must be very important.

I'm also not a big fan of totally wireless headsets, I prefer some sort of tethering cord just to hold on to them when not in and not charging.  But that's just me.

Samsung Introduces Three New Wearables for Balanced and Connected Living

The Galaxy wearable line expands to include Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Buds—
sleek, modern devices that help you manage your fitness and wellbeing.

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced its new line-up of Galaxy wearables: Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e and Galaxy Buds. The smartwatch, activity tracker and cord-free earbuds are made for a range of lifestyles. For everyone from life balance seekers to those who are looking for extra motivation, Samsung wearables make pursuing wellness goals convenient, stylish and fun.  

"Consumers are increasingly putting their overall wellbeing at the center 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 complement your own personal wellness journey."

Galaxy Watch Active: Style Meets Sporty
For fashion-forward consumers who want to live actively each day, Galaxy Watch Active is as smart as it is beautiful. Packing premium features comparable to Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active comes with a sporty new design that is thin, light and versatile helping you maintain a balanced lifestyle. The attractive, minimalist design is effortless to navigate. Select a stylish watch face, and choose a sporty strap in a range of different colours to match your own unique style. Galaxy Watch Active keeps up with you by auto-detecting when you run, bike, row, use the elliptical trainer, or start a dynamic workout. You can manually engage in more than 39 activities, set daily goals and monitor your progress.

Galaxy Watch Active enriches your lifestyle and expands your connected experience through seamless integration across the Galaxy ecosystem. Galaxy Watch Active is compatible with Android and iOS and offers real-time coaching, indoor/outdoor activity tracking and features popular third-party apps—including Under Armour, Spotify and Strava. You can use your voice to control Galaxy Watch Active with Bixby's voice capabilities which enable you to make calls or send messages without picking up your phone.

Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e: Everyday Fitness for Everyone 
Made for all types of fitness enthusiasts, from casual runners to athletes, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e support active lifestyles. With thin, lightweight bodies, Galaxy Fit and e are easy to style and comfortable to wear all week long.

The slim and fashionable Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e enable easy and intuitive tracking to help you reach your fitness goals. Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e automatically start tracking your activity when you walk, run, bike, row, hop on the elliptical trainer1 or start a general dynamic workout. You can also manually select from more than 90 different activities in the Samsung Health app on your smartphone, and Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e will automatically start to track your chosen workout.

Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e are easy to interact with on the go, thanks to a simple and intuitive UX and a user-friendly smart experience. Receive alerts and messages or check the widget which includes information synced straight from your smartphone —like alarm, calendar or weather—without needing to touch your phone. When you travel to a new time zone, your Galaxy Fit will also automatically display a dual-clock watch face to make it easier to manage your schedule. Both devices are water resistant of 5ATM2, so they can easily go with you from the shower to the pool to the rest of your day.

Galaxy Buds: The In-Ear Lifestyle Companion
Galaxy Buds are the ultimate cord-free earbuds for those who want a seamlessly connected experience on the go. With their truly comfortable form factor, easy controls, clear and smart sound, and compact size,they are an everyday in-ear lifestyle companion.

Galaxy Buds offer a supreme listening experience, with sound by AKG. Enhanced Ambient Sound allows you to control what you hear while the buds are in your ears, so you can remain aware of your environment while you take a phone call or listen to your favorite tunes. Premium sound extends to the sound of your voice, as well. The Adaptive Dual Microphone uses one inner microphone and one outer microphone in each earbud, so you can deliver your voice clearly in both loud and quiet environments.

Galaxy Buds keep up with you all day, with up to six hours of Bluetooth streaming, and up to five hours of calls.3 Plus, their compact case holds a charge for up to seven hours, and gives the Galaxy Buds 1.7 hours on a 15-minute quick charge.4 With wireless charging and device-to-device power sharing, you can also get a quick charging boost on the go from Galaxy S10 which is the latest Samsung smartphone.

Galaxy Buds integrate with Bixby on the latest Galaxy mobile devices, so you can activate your intelligent assistant quickly without picking up your phone. Simply use your voice to make calls, send text messages or check the battery life of your Galaxy Buds.

For more information about Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e and Galaxy Buds visit: https://www.samsungmobilepress.com/galaxy-wearables, or news.samsung.com/ca/

Galaxy Watch Active Canadian Pre-order and Availability:
Pre-order a Galaxy Watch Active and get a bonus Wireless Charging Pad with purchase while supplies last (regular price $79.99). Offer valid: February 20 - March 14, 2019 from a participating authorized Canadian retailer, Samsung Experience Store or on samsung.com/ca. Additional conditions apply.5 

Galaxy Watch Active Specifications
Category
Feature
Colour
Silver, Black, Rose Gold, Sea Green
Dimensions & Weight
40mm, 39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5mm, 25g
Display
1.1" (28mm) 360 x 360 Full Colour AOD
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Strap
20mm (interchangeable)
Battery
230mAh
AP
Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz
OS
Tizen-based Wearable OS 4.0
Memory
768MB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory
Connectivity
Bluetooth®4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass
Sensor
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Heart Rate Tracking, Ambient Light
Charge
WPC-based wireless charging
Durability
5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
Compatibility
Samsung, other Android: Android 5.0 or higher, RAM 1.5GB abov

Galaxy Fit / Galaxy Fit e Specifications
Category
Galaxy Fit Features
Galaxy Fit e Features
Colour
Black, Silver
Black, White, Yellow
Display
0.95" Full Colour AMOLED
120 x 240
0.74" PMOLED
64 x 128, 193 ppi
AP
MCU Cortex M33F 96MHz + M0 16 
MHz
MCU Cortex M0 96MHz
OS
Realtime OS
Realtime OS
Size
18.3(W) x 44.6 (H) x 11.2(T)
24g (w/strap)
16.0(W) x 40.2(H) x 10.9(T)
15g (w/ strap)
Memory
512KB internal RAM,
2048KB external RAM,
32MB external ROM
128KB internal RAM, 4MB external
ROM
Connectivity
BLE
BLE
Sensor
HRM, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
HRM, Accelerometer
Battery
120mAh
70mAh
Charge
NFC Wireless
Pogo
Durability
5ATM water resistance
MIL STD 810G 
5ATM water resistance
MIL STD 810G 
Compatibility
Samsung, other Android: Android 5.0 or higher, RAM 1.5GB above
iPhone: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above
Galaxy Buds Specifications
Category
Feature
Colour
Black, White, Neon Yellow
Size
Earbud: 17.5 (W) x 19.4 (D) x 22.3 (H) mm / Case: 38.8 (W) x 70 (D) x 26.5 (H) mm
Weight
Earbud: 5.6g per earbud / Case: 39.6g
Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.0
Sensor
Accelerometer, Proximity, Hall, Touch, Ear on/off detection
Battery
Earbud: 58mAh / Charging case: 252mAh
USB
Type-C
Speaker
 5.8pi Dynamic Driver
Compatibility
Android 5.0 or later, RAM 1.5GB or above
Audio
Audio Codec: SBC, AAC, Scalable (Samsung proprietary)
Automatic tracking feature for rowing machine and elliptical trainer is only available on Galaxy Fit.
Galaxy Watch Active / Galaxy Fit/ Galaxy Fit e have an ISO 22810:2010 certification for wristwatches for 5 ATM rating of 50 meters (165 feet) under defined conditions of pressure, time, velocity and temperature. These devices are safe to wear while walking in the rain or showering and may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or the ocean. Galaxy Watch Active/Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e should not be used for scuba diving, water skiing, or other activities involving sudden temperature changes, high-velocity water activities or submersion below shallow depth. Rinse in fresh water and dry after use in sea water.
Actual battery life and charging time may vary and depend on usage condition.
Average battery life of Galaxy Buds without charging is up to 6 hours, based on typical usage. Case provides up to another 7 hours of battery life for Galaxy Buds when Galaxy Buds are stored and charged between use. Battery life will vary.
Some conditions apply. Purchase from a participating authorized Canadian retailer, Samsung Experience Store or on samsung.com/ca any Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (SM-R500NZKAXAC, SM-R500NZSAXAC, SM-R500NZDAXAC, SM-R500NZGAXAC) and get a bonus Wireless Charger Pad (model No. EP-P3100TBEGCA, regular price $79.99) with purchase. While supplies last.
No rain checks. Limit of one Samsung Wireless Charger Pad per Samsung Galaxy Watch Active device purchased. Open to Canadian residents only. Participating authorized Canadian retailers may vary. Offer has no cash value. Promotion may be cancelled or changed without notice. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
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