Samsung’s Galaxy S line is turning 10, and with four new phones the technology giant is going all out for its S10 to celebrate.
Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY
Along with five phones, including a pricey foldable one, and a new set of earbuds, Samsung announced a line of fitness wearables on Wednesday at its Unpacked event in San Francisco.
The latest wearables to join the Samsung family include the Galaxy Watch Active, the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e.
The Galaxy Watch Active is the first Samsung device to feature blood pressure tracking. The smartwatch is also built with improved stress monitoring and sleep tracking. It automatically detects your workouts as well, including, biking, running the elliptical, and three other workouts.
That means you don’t have to start them manually from the workout app.
The gadget noticeably lacks the signature rotating bezel that was a staple in previous Galaxy smartwatches. Instead, you control the smartwatch using its touchscreen and two side-mounted buttons.
The $199.99 device, which works with both Android and iOs devices, launches March 8 and comes in silver, black, green and rose gold. It’s significantly cheaper than the Galaxy Watch, which starts at $349.99, and the Apple Watch Series 4, which starts at $399.
The Galaxy Fit and Fit e, on the other hand, cost $99 and will be released on May 31.
The Galaxy Fit retains heart rate and monitors sleep and stress. It will sync with a smartphone for notifications. Like the Active, the tracker is waterproof to a depth of 165 feet. It has a 0.95-inch Full-Colour AMOLED display screen.
The Galaxy Fit e is slightly smaller with a 0.74-inch PMOLED display.
Both bands look similar to the Gear Fit2 Pro bands. The design of each is relatively basic with a rectangular screen on the top of the lightweight band. They have standard health tracking functionality but with longer battery life. They also feature enhanced sleep analysis and smart stress management
The Galaxy Fit comes in black and silver finishes and has a full-color AMOLED display. The Fit e comes in black, white and yellow color options.
Samsung is no stranger to smartwatches.
In fact, the smartphone maker has been releasing them since before the Apple Watch was launched. Over the years, Samsung has tried out several different designs, including the original 201rectangular Galaxy Gearand round-shaped Galaxy Watch.
Samsung inadvertently leaked the watch, bands and earbuds in an update to the company’s Galaxy Wearable app earlier in February.
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