Samsung Launches Two New Wearables

Mar 05. 2019

Galaxy Watch Active: A Smartwatch that Acts as Your Personal Health Instructor

Galaxy Buds: Wireless Earbuds for an Exceptional Sound Experience

Galaxy Watch Active

Hong Kong – March 5, 2019 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. today announced the launch of two new wearables – the Galaxy Watch Active, a smartwatch that combines sports and fashion; and Galaxy Buds wireless earbuds, which caters to the needs of different lifestyles through stylish and practical design, making it the best companion for users’ daily lives.

“Samsung understands that consumers nowadays are increasingly more conscious about their health and quality of life. Therefore, we are committed to developing a variety of wearables to meet their needs and help them maintain a balanced lifestyle. The all-new Galaxy Watch Active can fully monitor various health indices, making it a perfect fit for city dwellers. On the other hand, the wireless earbuds, Galaxy Buds, are portable and lightweight, giving users an unfettered listening experience,” says Yiyin Zhao, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd.

Galaxy Watch Active

Galaxy Watch Active Combines Fashion and Health Management Functions

Galaxy Watch Active boasts a stylish, sporty and comfortable design equipped with various sports and health tracking functions. Together with the addition of Bixby Voice, it allows users to live a more efficient and healthier lifestyle, making it a reliable everyday assistant. 

The beautiful design of the Galaxy Watch Active is suitable for all kinds of activities and is easy to style with different outfits. The sleek, circular dial embraces the beauty of simplicity. The flexible straps are made with a premium fluoroelastomer material – a first for Samsung – making it less vulnerable to stains. Users can also choose their straps from three colors to flaunt their individual style. The Galaxy Watch Active weighs only 25 grams and offers superior comfort in a slim, lightweight design that is suitable for different activities. In addition, the Galaxy Watch Active is equipped with an array of unique, personalized watch faces for users to choose from. The advanced touch interactions work together to create a more convenient user experience for different occasions. The Galaxy Watch Active boasts military-grade durability,[1] and is also IP68 and 5ATM water resistant. This allows users to use it with peace of mind whilst participating in water sports or outdoor activities.

To support users’ healthy lifestyle, the Galaxy Watch Active can detect seven workout scenarios automatically and provide real-time monitoring, including running, cycling, rowing or when using the elliptical machine and more. Its enhanced GPS function helps users keep better records by tracking workout distances more accurately. Users can also manually select more than 40 different workouts, set daily goals and see their real-time progress. Through checking various readings such as the number of calories burned and workout duration, users can stay motivated every day, establish healthy habits and achieve their goals.

Galaxy Watch Active’s all-day stress tracker detects the user’s pressure and breathing rate, and it offers a breathing or meditation guide to help relieve stress. Users can check their hourly stress levels through Samsung Health and compare their stress levels after a breathing or meditation session. Meanwhile, four different sleep stages can be tracked; a Sleep Score is provided so users can monitor their sleep cycles to help improve their sleep quality. In addition, users can switch on Goodnight mode to avoid notification disturbances.

Through the advanced heart rate sensor, Galaxy Watch Active users can easily monitor their blood pressure from their wrists. Users can download My BP Lab,[2] the research app co-developed with University of California San Francisco (UCSF), directly to their Galaxy Watch Active to monitor their blood pressure at any time they want. This allows users to track their health conditions efficiently. In addition, when users are inactive for more than 10 minutes and their heart rates increases above the set value, the Galaxy Watch Active will send out an alert advising the user to seek help.

The Galaxy Watch Active seamlessly integrates the Galaxy Ecosystem to enhance user experience and lifestyle. The Galaxy Watch Active supports Bixby Voice 2.0, where users can control their Galaxy Watch Active through Bixby’s voice function. They can make calls, send messages, check their schedules and start their workout without using their phones, making it more convenient to connect different functions. Users may manage their computers or tablets through Samsung Flow, and use Samsung Pay for transactions. The Galaxy Watch Active is compatible with Android and iOS. It provides real-time coaching, indoor/outdoor activity tracking and popular third-party apps including Map My Run, Endomondo, Spotify and Strava.

For the convenience of users, Galaxy Watch Active support Wireless PowerShare[3] feature. Users can just put their Galaxy Watch Active on any Galaxy S10 series smartphone for hassle-free charging.

Galaxy Buds

Galaxy Buds: Tangle-Free Wireless Earbuds with Long-Lasting Battery Life

The lightweight Galaxy Buds wireless earphones give users a seamlessly immersive audio experience anytime through its comfortable design, simple control and clear sound. The Galaxy Buds support six hours of Bluetooth music playback and up to five hours of talk time, demonstrating its long-lasting power. Also, the Galaxy Buds’ compact case allows for charging, providing up to 7 hours of charging time.[4] The Galaxy Buds only need to be charged for a quick 15 minutes for a usage time of 1.7 hours, allowing users to enjoy music for the whole day. In addition, wireless charging[5] and Wireless PowerShare are supported; thus, users can recharge their Galaxy Buds through the newest Galaxy S10 series smartphones.[6] Users only have to open their case to immediately connect with their Samsung smartphones or other devices.

The Galaxy Buds offer three sets of wing tips and ear tips that are ergonomically designed to fit the user’s ear shape perfectly. The Galaxy Buds’ charging case weighs only 41 grams (a single earbud weighs 6 grams) and is lighter than the IconX 2018, allowing users to enjoy music all day without feeling uncomfortable. The size of the charging case is similar to a keychain, making it suitable to carry in users’ pockets. Furthermore, it comes in three colors including black, white and neon yellow.

The Galaxy Buds are compatible with Bixby[7] on the newest Galaxy mobile devices. Without picking up their phones, users can activate Bixby by tapping and holding the touchpad, then make calls, send messages or check the earbuds’ battery level through voice command. The Galaxy Buds can also connect to other Samsung shared accounts through Bluetooth. Galaxy Buds also support the Galaxy Wearable app on phones and tablets.

The Galaxy Buds provide a premium listening experience by the famous sound design brand, AKG. Users may naturally enjoy a more balanced, detailed and immersive sound experience – as if being at a live concert. The Galaxy Buds come equipped with Adaptive Dual Microphone that combines an inner and outer microphone in each earbud. This effectively blocks external noise and clearly captures users’ voice in any environment, enhancing the sound quality. Galaxy Buds incorporate Samsung Scalable Audio and Speech Codec[8] for uninterrupted music and calling experiences.

The Ambient Sound mode allows users to clearly hear and be alert to their surroundings even whilst wearing the Galaxy Buds. When users set Ambient Sound as the default, they can keep their ears open without reducing media volume. Moreover, users may tap and hold the touchpad to briefly activate the Ambient Sound mode for about a minute if needed.  

Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Buds Exclusive Offers

From March 22, 2019, users who purchase the Galaxy Watch Active can purchase a strap (valued at HKD288) at a special price of HKD99 for convenient styling. Users may use the Trade Up for Samsung app to trade-in old watches and receive one free JBL Clip2 Bluetooth speaker (valued at HKD388). Any purchase of Galaxy S10 series and Galaxy Watch Active will be entitled to receive a free wireless charger (valued at HKD398).

Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Buds will be available on the following dates with the suggested retail price:

Model

Color

Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy Watch Active

Pink Beige, Sea Green, Light Gray

Mar 22

HKD1,898

Galaxy Buds

Black, White, Neon Yellow

Mar 22

HKD1,098

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Product Specifications:

OS***

Tizen Based Wearable OS 4.0

Size@

39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5 mm / 25g

Chipset

Exynos9110, Dual 1.15GHz

Color+

Pink Beige, Sea Green, Light Gray

Display

1.1” (28.1 mm)

360 x 360 Super AMOLED Full color Always On Display
Corning@ Gorilla@ Glass 3

Memory

RAM: 768 MB
ROM: 4 GB#

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, GPS/Glonass, Galileo

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient Light

Battery*

230 mAh: up to 45 hours*

Charge

Wireless Charging (WPC Inductive)

Durability

5ATM + IP68
MIL-STD-810G

Apps

My BP Lab, Under Armour, Spotify, Strava, S Health, Samsung Pay

Compatibility

Android OS 5 or later with at least 1.5GB of RAM
iPhone 5 or later with iOS 9.0 or above

Strap

20mm

*** Please visit www.samsung.com to view the latest version of the OS information.

@ Weight does not include strap.

+ Color for reference only, please ask the store staff for details.

# The available storage space is 2.49GB after deducting the system software.

* Battery performance depends on network structure, signal strength, selected functions, voice and usage patterns.

 

Samsung Galaxy Buds Product Specifications:

Battery 

Playback Time

Total 13 hours (earbuds 6 hours + case 7 hours)

Talk Time

Total 11 hours (earbuds 5 hours + case 6 hours)

Charging

Wired/ Wireless

Quick Charging

15 minutes charging = 1.7 hours (100 min.) playback time

Microphones

Adaptive Dual Microphone (One outer + One inner microphone)

In-ear Sensor

Hall Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth 5.0

Voice Command

Support

BT Profile

A2DP / HFP / AVRCP

Supported Codec

Samsung Scalable Audio & Speech Codec*, SBC, AAC

Colors

Black, White, Neon Yellow

Others

Quick Ambient Sound, Touch UX, Sound by AKG

Dimensions

Earbuds: 17.5 x 19.2 x 22.5 mm
Case: 70.0 x 38.8 x 26.5 mm

Weight

Earbuds: 6 g / Case: 41 g

For more product information, please visit www.samsung.com or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698.

**All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

[1] MIL-STD 810G compliant goods adhere to performance and manufacturing guidelines set by the US Department of Defense for military and commercial equipment.
[2] This app is a third-party app created by UCSF for research purposes and is not certified by the FDA.
[3] Charging is available only when S10’s battery level is over 30%.
[4] Charging case increases the music playback duration to 13 hours and talk time to 11 hours.
[5] 15 minutes of wireless charging provides approximately 40 minutes of playback.
[6] The charging speed when using Wireless Charger, Duo Pad and Wireless PowerShare is the same. With wireless charging, it takes 3.5 hours to fully charge earbuds and 5 hours to fully charge the earbuds and case.
[7] Supports Bixby 2.0 to control functions of your phone and Galaxy Buds. Other features will be supported via software updates at a later time.
[8] Available in Samsung smartphones and tablets with OS Android 7.1 Nougat or higher.

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