Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced today at Unpacked the Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live. Galaxy Watch3 is a next-generation smartwatch that combines timeless craftsmanship with cutting-edge health and wellness features. Galaxy Buds Live is the newest shape of true wireless earbuds, boasting a stylish and ergonomic design paired with premium audio technology.
Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live are convenient tools for maintaining your lifestyle and daily routines, especially in our situation today. Both devices are seamlessly integrated into the wider Galaxy ecosystem to help you live healthier, communicate better, and get the most out of your technology.
“Wearables are among the fastest-advancing technology sectors, and the pace of progress is only accelerating. In recent months, we’ve seen immense growth in the market as people turn to smartwatches and earbuds to help them thrive in the ‘Next Normal’”, said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Since introducing our first smartwatch just seven years ago, we have become a leader in wearable innovation. Today, we’re laser-focused on building on this momentum to offer new and differentiated experiences – combined with the bold design and advanced technology that our customers have come to expect.”
Galaxy Watch3: Manage Your Life with Advanced Health Technology
Galaxy Watch3 boasts all the craftsmanship of a luxury timepiece, while being comfortable enough to wear all day. Sporting a timeless design, this watch is built with premium materials such as stainless steel and high-quality leather — and for the first time, Galaxy Watch3 will also be available in a titanium model that’s both durable and elegant. Galaxy Watch3 also features the popular rotating bezel from previous watch models, which merges form with function. With just a turn of the bezel, you can easily toggle between widgets, open apps and scroll through notifications. Compared to the original Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch3 is 14% thinner and 15% lighter — combined with a larger display. You can also customize your watch face to perfectly reflect your personal style. You can choose from thousands of watch faces in the Galaxy Store, or you can design your own. A library of 40 different types of information allows you to personalize your watch face with what’s most important to you.
With each new iteration, Galaxy Watch capabilities have expanded, and now, Galaxy Watch3 will offer new experiences in health and wellness monitoring. The Blood oxygen (SpO2) feature will soon measure and track oxygen saturation over time, for fitness and wellness purposes. To ensure that help is never too far away in the event of a fall, Galaxy Watch3 comes with a new feature that detects falls, which identifies a potential fall and can send an SOS notification to your chosen emergency contacts.
Beginning a fitness routine can be difficult, but Samsung’s running form tool is here to help. Running analysis will be able to offer real-time feedback during your runs, as well as six running parameters, which help improve form, boost performance, and reduce injury. To track your cardio progress as you go, you will soon be able to easily access VO2 max readings, which offer insight into your oxygen uptake. Even when you’re at home, you have access to a full-service fitness studio with Samsung Health, which features a library of more than 120 different video workouts. Simply select a workout routine on your Galaxy smartphone, cast it onto your Samsung Smart TV, and your Galaxy Watch3 will take care of the rest and automatically track the workout. Because recovery is just as important as the exercise, Samsung has been developing its sleep management offering since it was first introduced back in 2014. Now, Galaxy Watch3 offers brand new sleep score and insights to help you get better rest.
In addition, seamless compatibility between the Galaxy Watch3 and other Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy Note20, amplifies your mobile experiences. You can set automatic reply options for both messages and images, and easily view emoticons and photos directly from your wrist. You can also effortlessly control your mobile experience; play your favorite music from your phone with the rotating bezel; and use simple hand gestures, like clenching and unclenching your fist to receive a call, or rotating your wrist to mute alarms or incoming calls. Stay connected with your phone via Bluetooth so you can receive calls and messages, stream your favorite playlists, and access your favorite apps on-the-go.
Galaxy Buds Live: Tune into Every Moment
Galaxy Buds Live defies conventional design — with one-of-a-kind aesthetics, they’re like nothing you’ve ever seen or worn before. Samsung has reconfigured traditional earbud design, laying out internal components horizontally instead of vertically. That way, the earbuds don’t protrude from your ears, providing a more natural appearance. This ergonomic, tip-less design conforms to the shape of your ear, making them comfortable enough to wear all-day. You can further customize your fit with two sizes of wingtips.
Galaxy Buds Live was engineered to bring your sound to life. Combining AKG’s sound expertise with Samsung’s legacy of hardware innovation, Galaxy Buds Live offers a truly immersive audio experience. With a 12mm speaker and bass duct, the audio sounds deep and rich, allowing you to enjoy music the way the artist intended. With three microphones and a Voice Pickup Unit, your earbuds home in on your voice and ensure you always come through loud and clear on the phone. These earbuds feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) for open type, allowing you to tune out distractions like passing cars and loud laundry machines, while still being able to tune into important announcements and conversations.
Galaxy Buds Live offers a convenient and connected listening experience, compatible with a range of devices. Seamlessly switch between compatible devices — no disconnecting and reconnecting required. And when paired with the latest Galaxy devices, you can open your world to new possibilities. Record crystal clear audio for your video on the Galaxy Note20 by using Galaxy Buds Live as a wireless microphone. Use ‘Game Mode’ to reduce audio latency – with Galaxy Note20’s Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 display, you can enjoy a more immersive gaming experience. You can also easily share music with friends — without compromising sound quality — using the new Buds Together feature.
For more convenient navigation, Galaxy Buds Live features an intuitive touch-based PUI (physical user interface)  for touch control, as well as Bixby voice wake-up, which allows you to navigate music, open apps, and send messages hands-free and eyes-free. Plus, Galaxy Buds Live comes with long-lasting battery life. When fully charged, your earbuds can support up to 6 hours of playback, and the charging case allows you to enjoy an additional 15 hours over multiple charges. And when you need to top up on charge quickly, you can gain 1 hour of play time with just 5 minutes of charging.
The Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live will be available in the Philippines starting August 21, 2020.
Galaxy Watch3 will be available in 41mm and 45mm Bluetooth variants. Galaxy Watch3 41mm variant will be available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver, while the Galaxy Watch3 45mm variant will be available in Mystic Silver and Mystic Black.
The Galaxy Watch3 Titanium variant will be available as an online exclusive model later this year.
Retail prices of these devices are as follows:
- Galaxy Buds Live
- PHP 8,990
- Galaxy Watch3 (Bluetooth model)
- Galaxy Watch3 Stainless Steel 41mm: PHP 18,990
- Galaxy Watch3 Stainless Steel 45mm: PHP 20,990
For more information about Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live, please visit:
Galaxy Watch3: www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-watch3/
Galaxy Bud Live: www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-buds-live/
|Color||Stainless Steel: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic Silver
Titanium: Mystic Black
|Material||Stainless Steel case with premium leather strap
Titanium case with metal strap
|45mm: 45 x 46.2 x 11.1 mm, 53.8g (Stainless Steel) / 43g (Titanium)
41mm: 41 x 42.5 x 11.3 mm, 48.2g (Stainless Steel)
*measured without strap
|Display||45mm: 1.4” (34mm) / 41mm: 1.2” (30mm)
360 x 360 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display,
Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX
|Battery||45mm: 340mAh / 41mm: 247mAh
WPC-based wireless charging
|AP||Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz|
|OS||Tizen Based Wearable OS 5.5|
|Memory||1GB RAM + 8GB internal storage|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Light Sensor,
Optical Heart Rate Sensor, Electrical Heart Sensor
|Durability||5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G|
|Compatibility||Android: Android 5.0↑, RAM 1.5GB↑ / iOS: iPhone 5↑, iOS 9.0↑|
|Galaxy Buds Live|
|Dimensions & Weight||Earbuds: 16.5 x 27.3 x 14.9 mm, 5.6g
Charging Case: 50 x 50.2 x 27.8 mm, 42.2g
|Microphones||3 mics (2 outer + 1 inner )|
|Battery Capacity||Earbuds: 60 mAh
Charging Case: 472 mAh
|Play Time||6 hours / total 21 hours (ANC or Bixby Voice Wake-up ON)
5.5 hours / total 20 hours (ANC and Bixby Voice Wake-up ON)
8 hours / total 29 hours (ANC and Bixby Voice Wake-up OFF)
|Talk Time22||4.5 hours / Total 17 hours (ANC ON)
5.5 hours / Total 19 hours (ANC OFF)
|Charging||1 hour play time with 5 minutes quick charging
Qi-certified wireless charging
Codec: Scalable (Samsung proprietary), AAC, SBC
|Sensor||Accelerometer, IR, Hall, Touch, Grip, VPU (Voice Pickup Unit)|
|Compatibility||Android: Android 5.0↑, RAM 1.5GB↑ / iOS: iPhone 7↑, iOS 10.0↑|