Need accessories? Look to the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Buds

If you want a Galaxy of accessories (ha) to go along with your new Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung’s got you covered.

We start with a more rugged evolution to the company’s Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy Watch Active. It may look like your typical swim-proof, heart rate monitoring, circular-faced modern timepiece from Samsung with Tizen OS — we know, we presume a lot out of our readers — but it’s also the first Samsung device to be able to measure blood pressure.

It’s got NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2, wireless charging — it can take a charge off the Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ — and works with a paired phone with Android 5.0 Lollipop with more than 1.5GB of RAM or iOS 9 and all later versions.

Being on the small side with a 20mm band, it comes in Silver, Black, Rose Gold and Sea Green colors. Pre-orders go live February 21 through March 7 at $199.99 and come with a free Samsung Wireless Charging Pad.

The Galaxy Fit is a more minimal fitness band with a AMOLED strip display, basic heart rate monitoring, but a week’s battery and the same swim-proofing as the Galaxy Watch Active. It even has NFC for Samsung Pay. It will come to retailers from May 31 for $99.

The Galaxy Buds, on the other hand, are a 2019 send-up of the Gear IconX series of wireless earbuds, but styled more after Apple’s AirPods. Each bud has a microphone that adapts to pickup and to some ambient noise canceling — or mixing, depending on if you want some outside awareness while exercising — while the actual output is tuned by AKG. They gain power through their charging case, lasting up to 24 hours in 4 hour cycles. The case itself can be charged through wireless charging and on top of the new Galaxy S10 devices.

Speaking of, customers pre-ordering the Galaxy S10 and S10+ from Feburary 1 through March 7 can get a pair of Galaxy Buds for free. They’re marked at $129.99.

Check out our Galaxy S10 buying guide for a little more information on how and where you can buy these devices.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.