The Galaxy line of products from Samsung has recently been expanded to include a wearable device that focuses on health and fitness tracking.
All of this information was disclosed at the Samsung Unpack 2019 event that took place today in San Francisco. The Galaxy S10, the company’s most advanced smartphone, was, of course, the highlight of the presentation. Additionally, the foldable Galaxy Fold, Bluetooth Galaxy Buds, and a 5G variant of the S10 were made available to the public.
After much anticipation, the wearables with an emphasis on fitness finally made their debut during the event. However, in the days leading up to the event, practically every piece of information pertaining to the devices was made public. It appeared as though a photo or description of the watch would pop up somewhere on the internet once every other day. Even Samsung was guilty of this, as evidenced by the fact that they were able to publish photos of the fitness equipment in their very own mobile application.
The Galaxy Watch in Active Mode
But now everything has been made public. The Galaxy Watch’s successor, the Gear Sport’s successor, is a sportier version of the watch. Because of an innovative form of aluminum, the slick piece of technology is more compact than its forerunner and significantly lighter (25 grams). Even a representative of the corporation has equated its mass to that of a single strawberry! The water resistance of the whole item has been increased to 5 ATM, and the swappable strap has been redesigned using a material that is both soft and sturdy.
As was to be predicted, the slick-looking timepiece comes equipped with an AMOLED touchscreen that measures 0.1 inch less in size than the one found on the Gear Sport. Both of them have two buttons on the right side, but the recessed side buttons have been redesigned to have a more rounded shape, which makes them seem better. You’ll see that the distinctive bezel has been removed, and the only available size is 40 millimeters. To navigate the device, users will need to make use of both the touchscreen and the physical buttons.
As was indicated earlier, this is largely a tool with an emphasis on fitness. Because it has a built-in heart rate sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope, it is able to monitor the whole spectrum of metrics that are typically measured. Not only does this list include monitoring of blood pressure around the clock, but it also includes monitoring of stress around the clock.
Because of an optional research app that was developed in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco, this final feature will be activated on March 15 in five nations (the United States of America, the United Kingdom of America, Canada, Singapore, Australia, and Germany). As a blood pressure monitor, this is not anything that has never been done before, so it will be interesting to watch how it operates and how well it measures blood pressure. It seems that the process of taking a reading will take somewhere between twenty and thirty seconds.
In terms of its internal components, the Tizen-based device features a dual-core Exynos 9110 processor, the same kind of engine that is found in the Galaxy Watch. There is 728MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, support for aided GPS and Glonass location, as well as a 236mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly via Qi. The smartphone does not have an LTE version, but it does include NFC, which will allow users to make payments while they are on the road.
Amazon will begin taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Active on February 21st. Customers will have the option of purchasing the device in sea green, silver, black, or rose gold. The timepiece will begin to be shipped out to customers on March 8th.
However, instead of being in the shape of a watch, the Galaxy Fit comes in the form of a band and offers many of the same fitness functions. The successor to the Gear Fit line of products features a curved 0.95-inch AMOLED display, near-field communication, water resistance rated at 5 ATM, and a battery life that lasts for seven days.
The fitness aspect of things is very well handled by the band due to a heart rate monitor, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope, all of which are the same sensors that are found in the Galaxy Active. This gadget will monitor your heart rate, sleep, stress, and a variety of other things in addition to keeping track of your exercises from a list of over 90 activities. Notifications and a few additional intelligent features will also be made available to users.
The Galaxy Fit is expected to be released by Samsung sometime during the second quarter of 2019, although the company has not yet disclosed its price or a release date. A price tag of $99.99 and a release date of May 31 have both been cited by various news publications. However, this is not the official statement.
The Galaxy Fit e, a more budget-friendly variant, is also expected to make its debut. It uses a PMOLED panel that is 0.74 inches wide and makes a number of performance trade-offs. At today’s event, Elina Vives, the head of marketing for computers, smartwatches, audio, and VR at Samsung Electronics America, said, “The Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Fit track your workouts, your sleep, and everything in between.”
When life gets hectic, you can keep your cool with the help of the continuous stress tracking and heart rate monitors that are included in these. Because your body is such a fragile environment, our ecosystem is designed to assist you in taking care of it. This entire new series of wearables has been engineered to interact together and with all of your other Samsung goods in an intuitive and seamless manner.