Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Aim to Give the AirPods a Run for its Money

Along with two more wearables that are part of the Galaxy Ecosystem

When it comes to true wireless earbuds, Apple’s AirPods has been the benchmark for the best wireless earbuds out there. No other wireless earbuds have come close to the AirPods, but Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds appear to be a strong contender.

A successor to the Gear IconX, the Galaxy Buds are AKG-tuned wireless buds that are 30% smaller than their predecessor, making them more comfortable for prolonged wear. The come with Adaptive Dual Microphones that automatically adjust to whatever environment you are in.

The Galaxy Buds lasts for up to six hours of Bluetooth streaming and five hours of calls. Its charging case holds up to seven hours’ worth of power and can give the Galaxy Buds up to 1.7 hours of juice with just a 15-minute top-up. You can charge the case wirelessly via the Galaxy S10’s Wireless PowerShare feature or via USB-C.

Together with the Galaxy Buds, Samsung also launched the Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit. The former is a sporty version of the Galaxy Watch, sporting a thin and light profile that is perfect for those who have an active lifestyle. It comes with features such as Stress Tracker and Fitness Tracking for up to 39 activities to ensure that you live a healthy life. The Galaxy Watch Active comes with an IP68 rating so that you can take it basically anywhere.

The Galaxy Fit, on the other hand, is a slim fitness tracker that can track up to 90 different activities via the Samsung Health App. It seamlessly syncs with your phone, giving you all the necessary info without getting your phone out of your bag or pocket. The Galaxy fit comes with a 5ATM rating, so you can take it for a swim without any worries.

The Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Buds will be available in the Philippines soon for Php 11,990 and Php 6,990 respectively.

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  1. They might work as good as Airpods but they just don’t have that cool aesthetic appeal which is what I think makes people really want Airpods. I don’t know if it was completely the doing of Apple’s marketing team but if it was they did a great job of making Airpods “cool” and making all other wireless earbuds seem lame.

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