Samsung Announces Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit

Galaxy Watch and Fit Devices
Samsung

Samsung announced a host of new products today, and while phones were a focus, it didn’t forget about the products you wear too. Samsung showed off two new devices: the Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Fit.

Wearables are a burgeoning market, and Samsung wants to create an entire ecosystem, so it’s no surprise that they’re all in on smartwatches. While the Gear 2 was well known for its rotating bezel functions for easier navigation, the Watch Active eschews that entirely in favor of touch gestures, along with an overhaul of the design.

Galaxy Active Watch
Samsung

New to the watch though is support for Samsung’s reverse wireless charging feature, which will let a Galaxy S10 charge this watch. The watch is water resistant and features heart rate and blood pressure tracking. An Exynos CPU powers the Galaxy Watch Active and it includes 4GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS tracking for your marathons

The Galaxy Watch will cost $199, and you can pre-order it starting February 21st. The Watch is available March 8th.

Galaxy Fit device
Samsung

Speaking of marathons, Samsung also announced a band designed less like a watch and more as a fitness tracker. The Galaxy Fit has a smaller screen than the Watch Active but benefits from both longer battery life and light weight. Samsung described the Fit as weighing about as much as a strawberry (23 grams) and promised the device would last about a week on a charge.

Like the Galaxy Active, the Fit is water resistant and has heart rate and stress tracking. Both devices also offer sleep tracking, and will automatically track 6 different exercises. You can manually start tracking an exercise session too.

The Fit will cost $99 and you can purchase it on March 31st.

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