Today’s launch wasn’t just about phones, but accessories as well. Speaking of which, Samsung also announced  new wearable devices, all designed to compliment the feature-packed Galaxy S10 series.

Galaxy Watch Active
Photo: Samsung Newsroom (US)

To those who value fashion as much as their health, the Galaxy Watch Active is your perfect companion. Its sporty design is all thin, light and versatile.

With well-being in mind, it takes a holistic approach to monitoring everything that matters. It’s equipped with a stress tracker to keep your stress levels in check and even guide you on a long-term goal.

Fitness Tracking is as easy as choosing an activity and starting it. Simple, right? the Galaxy Watch Active knows whether you’re running, riding a bike, rowing, using an ellipitcal trainer, or doing a dynamic workout. You can also manually track more than 39 types of activities, set daily goals, and monitor your progress towards that goal.

It features popular third-party apps such as Under Armour, Spotify and Strava. It can also accept voice commands for making calls and sending messages via Bixby’s voice capabilities.

The Galaxy Watch Active will retail for PhP11,990 and is compatible with both Android and iOS platforms.

Specifications
ColorBlack, Rose Gold
Dimensions & Weight40mm, 39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5mm, 25g
Display1.1” (28mm) 360 x 360 Full Color AOD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Strap20mm (interchangeable)
Battery230mAh
APExynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz
OSTizen-based Wearable OS 4.0
Memory768MB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass
SensorAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Heart Rate Monitoring, Ambient Light
ChargeWPC-based wireless charging
Durability5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
Compatibility Android 5.0 or higher, RAM 1.5GB or above
iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above
Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e
Samsung Global Website

The Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e are made for all types of fitness enthusiasts. Both enable easy and intuitive tracking to help you reach your fitness goals. Like the Watch Active, both can also intelligently detect whether you’re engaged in physical activities. You can also manually select from over 90 different activities using the Samsung Health app.

You can easily interact with the devices, thanks to an intuitive UX and a user-friendly smart experience. You can receive alerts and messages or check the widget for information relayed straight from your smartphone such as alarm, calendar, and weather. Travelling to a new time zone? no problem as the Galaxy Fit can automatically display a dual clock watch face.

For your peace of mind, both have been given a 5ATM rating, which means you can take them to the pool or the shower without any worries.

Specifications
ColorBlack, Silver
Display0.95” Full Color AMOLED 120 x 240,282 ppi
APMCU Cortex M33F 96MHz + M0 16 MHz
OSRealtime OS
Dimensions18.3(W) x 44.6 (H) x 11.2(T)
Weight24g (w/strap)
Memory512KB internal RAM, 2048KB external RAM, 32MB external ROM
ConnectivityBLE
SensorHRM, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Battery120mAh
ChargeNFC Wireless
Durability5ATM water resistance, MIL STD 810G
CompatibilitySamsung Galaxy - Android 5.0 or above with more than 1.5GB RAM
iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above
Galaxy Buds
Photo: Samsung Newsroom (US)

The Galaxy Buds deliver a seamless connected experience on the go, with a supreme listening experience with sound by AKG, Enhanced Ambient Sound lets you hear your surroundings clearly even when wearing the buds, so you can still be aware of your environment at the same time as you take a phone call or listen to your favorite tunes.

Premium sound extends to your voice as well, thanks to Adaptive Dual Microphone which uses one inner microphone and one outer microphone in each earbud, you should be able to deliver your voice clearly in both loud and quiet environments.

The Galaxy Buds can yield up to six hours of Bluetooth Streaming and up to five hours of calls. The carrying case doubles as a charger that can deliver an additional seven hours of uptime, and gives the Galaxy Buds 1.7 hours on a 15 minute quick charge. You can also charge the buds using the wireless charging and device-to-device power sharing feature of the Galaxy S10.

The Galaxy Buds will retail for PhP6,990, and also comes as a freebie with every pre-order of the Galaxy S10. Via Bixby, it can also accept voice commands for making calls, sending text messages, for checking the battery life of the earbuds, and more.

Specifications
ColorBlack, White
SizeEarbud: 17.5 (W) x 19.4 (D) x 22.3 (H) mm / Case: 38.8 (W) x 70 (D) x 26.3 (H) mm
WeightEarbud: 5.6g per earbud / Case: 39.6g
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
SensorAccelerometer, Proximity, Hall, Touch, Ear on/off detection
Battery Earbud: 58mAh / Charging case: 252mAh
USBType-C
Speaker5.8pi Dynamic Driver
CompatibilityAndroid 5.0 or later, RAM 1.5GB or above
AudioAudio Codec: SBC, AAC, Scalable (Samsung proprietary)

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