After several rumors and weeks of leaks, Samsung unveiled just a few of its latest accessories at today̵7;s Galaxy Unpacked event. We are of course talking about Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live. Let’s start with the clock.
Samsung Galaxy Watch3: Basically Apple Watch Series 5 for Android
The Galaxy Watch series has long consisted of the best smartwatches available for Android users – the closest you will get to the quality and features of an Apple Watch, anyway. Watch3 is based on the previous two watches – Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active – at the same time as new style and functions come to the table.
Like its predecessors, the Galaxy Watch3 comes in two sizes: 41 mm and 45 mm, but it is 14 percent thinner, 8 percent smaller and 15 percent lighter than the original watch according to Samsung. They are both water resistant, have rotating frames (which were missing in the newer Active series) and have a couple of buttons on the side.
Other Watch3 goodies reflect what you can already find on the Watch Active 2: a heart rate sensor, blood pressure monitor and ECG functions, although it is unclear if the latter two have been cleared for use in the US right now. It also has monitoring of oxygen saturation in blood, case detection, driving analysis, VO2 Max tracking. Samsung also developed new measurements to track sleep, so that Watch3 will offer improved insight into sleep.
Really, Watch3 sounds a lot like Watch Active 2, only with a classic look and no quote for health benefits. Where it differs, however, in the software. First, Watch3 will offer gestures. Users will be able to do things like clench / clench their fists to do things like answer calls or shake hands back and forth to reject the call, for example.
It is also noted that the Watch3 integrates “seamlessly” with the Note20 and other Galaxy devices, and offers automatic answers, full control of sound on the phone using the clock’s rotating frame and more. What is unclear is why this integration is not as tight as with other Android phones, although it is more likely that the experience is the same and Samsung just does not announce this fact.
The Watch3 will be available starting August 6, starting at $ 399 for the 41mm Wi-Fi model and $ 429 for the 45mm Wi-Fi model. The LTE variants will be even more expensive, although pricing has not yet been announced. The 41 mm version is available in bronze or silver, while the 45 mm version comes in silver or black.
Galaxy Knobs Live: Galaxy Knobs We have bean waiting
Right now there is a good chance that you have seen Samsung’s bean-shaped earmuffs in the various leaks. This wild grip on what a headphone in the ear should be is undoubtedly unconventional, but this is Samsung’s grip on Apple’s AirPods Pro.
Officially called Galaxy Buds Live (not beans 😔), Samsung claims that this is a complete reconsideration of the real wireless earmuffs. Instead of being designed vertically, it reorganized the inmates with a vertical design. This is what leads to the bean-shaped design, which Samsung says is more comfortable for long-term wear. They also come with two different wingtips for a perfect fit.
Galaxy Buds Live is the company’s first with Active Noise Cancellation. They also have automatic ear detection, touch controls and EQ software in the Galaxy Wearables app. They also have larger drivers than Galaxy Buds Plus, so they should be able to produce more dynamic sound.
Samsung’s official announcement also notes that these have the ability to “tune in (or out) of the world around you”, suggesting that they also have some form of transparency feature, but it is unclear if this is the same as what already exists on Knoppar Plus or something better.
Buds Live gets “up to 6 hours” playback time, with an additional 15 hours from the charging case. They also have fast charging, so a 5 minute bolt gives them a full hour of playback time.
Buds Plus will be available to order on August 6 for $ 169 – almost $ 100 less than AirPods Pro. They will be available in black, white and bronze.