In typical Samsung fashion, the company has introduced two new wearables alongside its latest foldable phones, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro is the first ever wireless earbuds to support 24-bit wireless audio playback, while the Galaxy Watch 5 series feature improved health tracking features.
Galaxy Buds2 Pro
The Galaxy Buds2 Pro may take on the shape of its predecessor albeit with an updated matte casing, Samsung has introduced the SSC HiFi codec for the very first time on this pair of earbuds, which promises 24-bit wireless audio streaming on certain Galaxy devices running on One UI 4.0 and later, while having a coaxial 2-way speaker that delivers richer sound.
Samsung has also improved the fit of the earbuds with a new ergonomic compact design that’s 15% smaller than its predecessor, it supports adaptive ANC where it will automatically switch to ambient mode when it detects the wearer is talking to someone, improved spatial audio and auto switch feature between Galaxy devices.
The Galaxy Buds2 Pro come in color options of Bora Purple, Graphite and White, it retails for RM899 in Malaysia.
Galaxy Watch5 and 5 Pro
Samsung’s smartwatch has basically been refreshed with larger batteries and improved build quality while offering comprehensive health tracking features, both the Galaxy Watch5 and 5 Pro are equipped with the BioActive Sensor combines both optical heart rate and bioelectrical impedance analysis to measure one’s heart rate, blood oxygen level and stress level, while being able to measure one’s body composite index.
The Galaxy Watch5 features a 15% larger battery than the previous model that offers up to 8 hours of sleep tracking with just 8 minutes of charging, the 40mm model has a 284mAh battery and the 44mm model has a 410mAh battery, it also charges 30% faster than the Galaxy Watch4, Samsung has also introduced Sapphire Glass that made it more resistant to bumps and scratches.
As for the Galaxy Watch5 Pro is a new addition and is the first ever rugged smartwatch made for outdoor activities, it features 1.4-inch AMOLED display that’s protected by Sapphire Crystal glass, while it is complemented with a Titanium case with D-Buckle Sport Band for extreme durability, and for the first time ever, the Watch5 Pro supports GPX, otherwise known as GPS Exchange Format, which outdoor enthusiasts can share their hiking trails with friends using the Samsung Health app with Route Workout, while it also helps the user to route through their hiking trails.
Galaxy Watch5 and 5 Pro Price in Malaysia
The Galaxy Watch5 will start from RM1,099 onwards and is available in 40mm and 44mm cases, the 44mm case is available in color options of Graphite, Sapphire and Silver, while the 40mm case is available in color options of Graphite, Pink Gold and Silver.
The Galaxy Watch5 Pro will be available in a 45mm case and retails at RM1,899, it comes in color options of Black Titanium and Gray Titanium.