Stay productive, connected, and healthy in this new era with Samsung’s newest Galaxy wearables.
SEOUL, Korea – August 5, 2020 – 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 are 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 the current climate. 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 like 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, 8% smaller and 15% lighter 1— combined with a larger display. You can also customize your watch face to perfectly reflect your personal style. You can choose from over 80,000 watch faces in the Galaxy Store, or design your own. A library of 40 different complications allows you to personalize your watch face with the information that’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 purposes2. Galaxy Watch3 will also be home to the new Samsung Health Monitor app once launched, which will include blood pressure (BP) monitoring3 and electrocardiogram (ECG) readings in markets where these features have been authorized4. 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 contacts5.
Beginning a fitness routine can be difficult, but Samsung’s running form tool is here to help. Running analysis6 will be able to offer real-time feedback during your runs, as well as six-factor post-workout reports, 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 readings7, 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 TV8, 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 gestures9, like clenching and unclenching your fist to receive a call, or rotating your wrist to mute alarms or incoming calls. For those who spend extended periods away from their phone, LTE models are also available, allowing you to take calls and messages, stream your favorite playlists, and access your favorite apps on-the-go10.
Galaxy Buds Live: Tune into Every Moment
Galaxy Buds Live defy 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 were engineered to bring your sound to life. Combining AKG’s sound expertise with Samsung’s legacy of hardware innovation, Galaxy Buds Live offer 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 type11, 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 offer 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’12 to reduce audio latency – with Galaxy Note20’s Dynamic AMOLED 2X 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 Together13 feature.
For more convenient navigation, Galaxy Buds Live feature an intuitive touch-based PUI (physical user interface)14 for touch control, as well as Bixby voice wake-up15 which allows you to navigate music, open apps, and send messages hands-free and eyes-free. Plus, Galaxy Buds Live come 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 charges16. And when you need to top up on charge quickly, you can gain 1 hour of play time with just 5 minutes of charging17.
Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live are available in select countries starting from August 6, 2020, and will expand to more markets.
Galaxy Watch3 is available in 41mm and 45mm, both available in LTE and Bluetooth variants. Galaxy Watch 41mm variant will be available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver, while the Galaxy Watch 45mm variant will be available in Mystic Silver and Mystic Black.
The Galaxy Watch Titanium variant will be available later this year.
The Galaxy Buds Live will be available starting, August 6, and will come in Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black.
For more information about Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live, please visit:
Galaxy Watch3: https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-watch3
Galaxy Buds Live: https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-buds-live
Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live Specifications19, 20
|Stainless Steel: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White
Titanium: Mystic Black
|Stainless Steel case with premium leather strap
Titanium case with metal strap
|Dimensions & Weight
|Stainless Steel case–45mm models: 45 x 46.2 x 11.1mm, 53.8g
Stainless Steel case–41mm models: 41 x 42.5 x 11.3mm, 48.2g
Titanium case–45mm models: 45 x 46.2 x 11.1mm, 43g
*measured without strap
|45mm models: 1.4” (34mm) 360 x 360 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX
41mm models: 1.2” (30mm) 360 x 360 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX
|45mm models: 340mAh
41mm models: 247mAh
WPC-based wireless charging
|Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz
|Tizen Based Wearable OS 5.5
|1GB RAM + 8GB internal storage
|LTE*, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
*LTE connectivity only available in LTE models
|Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Light Sensor, Optical Heart Rate Sensor, Electrical Heart Sensor
|5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
|Android: Android 5.0 or later and with more than 1.5GB of RAM
iOS: iPhone 5 or later models with iOS 9.0 or later
|Galaxy Buds Live
|Dimension & 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
|3 mics (2 outer + 1 inner)
|Earbuds: 60 mAh
Charging Case: 472 mAh
|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)
|4.5 hours / Total 17 hours (ANC ON)
5.5 hours / Total 19 hours (ANC OFF)
|1 hour play time with 5 minutes quick charging23
Qi-certified wireless charging
Codec: Scalable (Samsung proprietary), AAC, SBC
|Accelerometer, IR, Hall, Touch, Grip, VPU (Voice Pickup Unit)
|Android: Android 5.0 or later and with more than 1.5GB of RAM
iOS: iPhone 7 or later models with iOS 10.0 or later
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1 Measurements taken from the 45mm model; will vary by model and size.
2 This device and related software are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. SpO2 feature is not available at the time of launch, will become available during Q3 2020. Feature will require a software update. Feature currently not available in Algeria, Angola, Canada, France, Iran, Libya, Japan, South Africa or Thailand.
3 To ensure accuracy, users should calibrate their device every four weeks with a traditional blood pressure cuff.
4 The Blood Pressure and ECG features are currently available in South Korea, both cleared by South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
5 Fall detection recognizes falls when engaged in dynamic motion, not when still. Requires network connection to notify emergency contact. GPS accuracy may be affected by obstructions to satellite signal such as buildings.
6 Running analysis will not be available at the time of launch, will become available during Q3. Feature will require a software update.
7 VO2 max feature is not available at the time of launch, will become available during Q3 2020. Feature will require a software update.
8 Availability may vary on previous Samsung Smart TV models, 2019 or newer.
9 Ability to turn on Gesture controls is available in the ‘Labs’ menu of the Galaxy Wearable app.
10 4G LTE standalone connectivity only available on Samsung Galaxy Watch3 LTE version. Standalone voice calling on LTE version requires initial pairing with eligible Samsung Galaxy device and separate qualifying wireless plan. Your carrier may not support standalone voice calling, or support may be available only in certain areas. Please check with your carrier for more information. Standalone functionality limited if the paired phone is not powered on nor connected to a wireless network.
11 Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) on Galaxy Buds Live received UL Verification for cutting background noise by up to 97% in low frequency bands. Features including Active Noise Canceling are enabled through a Bluetooth connection or the Galaxy Wearable app on Android, available through the Galaxy Store or Google Play Store, and the Galaxy Buds app on iOS devices, available through the App Store.
12 Requires Android P OS or higher & Gaming Optimizing Service ver. 2.1.02 or above; running on Samsung Scalable Codec. Available in the Labs menu of the Galaxy Wearable app.
13 Scanning feature is available on all devices supporting One UI 2.5 or later, including the Galaxy Note20 and Tab S7/S7+; the sharing feature is available on all devices supporting One UI 2.1 or later.
14 Users can customize their tap shortcuts in the Settings of the Galaxy Wearable app.
15 Availability may vary by market.
16 Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth signal strength.
17 Charging time is based on the battery of earbuds being less than 30% when they start to charge.
18 Availability may vary by market.
19 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.
20 Availability may vary by market or operator.
21 This device and related software are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.
22 Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth signal strength.
23 Charging time is based on the battery of earbuds being less than 30% when they start to charge.
24 Some features may not be available on non-Samsung devices. Compatible devices may vary by market, operator or device brand.