Wearables are no longer the clunky sidekicks of mobile manufacturers, but have taken their own rightful place among the mobile devices they work with.
At Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019, the South Korean mobile giant gave us a peak into what will be a part of the 2019 wearables line-up.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The latest in Samsung’s range of smartwatches is slimmer than the Galaxy Watch of yesteryear. It’s IP68 water-resist, with a 20mm strap and four colour options: black, blue silver and pink. The Galaxy Watch Active sports a 1.1-inch 360 x 360 resolution display, with two buttons on the side to turn it on and off.
The standard heart rate monitor is still a staple of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, but there is no also a functionality that measures stress levels. Should it detect a spike in your heart rate, this watch will advise you to monitor your stress and will even recommend breathing exercises to help you calm down.
Blood pressure levels can be monitored with the My BP Lab app, and there are auto-fitness modes for 39 different activities. It goes without saying that GPS tracking is a part of the offering here.
The 230mAh battery in the watch charges wirelessly, and a dual-core Samsung Exynos 9110 with 768MB of RAM drives the device as it drives you.
The Samsung Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit E
This wearable device should excite fitness band fanatics. It’s a basic tracker, weighing only 24g, and is waterproof up to 50m.
The Galaxy Fit is able to automatically track six different exercises, as well as tracking sleep, stress, steps and heart rate.
The smaller Galaxy Fit E is even lighter than the Galaxy Fit at just 15g, but it has many of the same features as its sibling device. It is, however, rumoured to be much cheaper, ushering in an era of budget wearable devices from the third-largest mobile manufacturer in the world.