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Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live, Available Starting Tomorrow

Stay productive, connected, and healthy in this new era with Samsung’s newest Galaxy wearables.


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% lighter1 — 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 purposes.2 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 apps have been authorized, including South Korea.4 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 contacts.5

Galaxy Watch3

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-go.10

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 hone 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

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 8 hours of playback, and the charging case allows you to enjoy up to an additional 21 hours over multiple charges without a cable16. And when you need to top up on charge quickly, you can gain 1 hour of play time with just 5 minutes of charging17 with the wireless charging case.

Galaxy Buds Live


Galaxy Watch3 Bluetooth and LTE will be available beginning tomorrow, August 6, 2020, and will come in 41mm and 45mm variants, starting at $399.99 and $429.99, respectively, for Bluetooth.  Galaxy Watch3 LTE will also come in 41mm and 45mm variants, and will start at $449.99 and $479.99, respectively. 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 starting in September 2020.

The Galaxy Buds Live will be available starting tomorrow, August 6 for $169.99, and will come in Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black.

Both Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds Live will be available at, as well as major retailers and carriers nationwide.

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Galaxy Watch3 Product Specifications
ColorStainless Steel: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic Silver, Titanium: Mystic Black
MaterialStainless Steel case with premium leather strap.
Titanium case with metal strap.
Dimensions & Weight45mm: 45 x 46.2 x 11.1 mm, 53.8g (Stainless Steel) / 43g (Titanium)
41mm: 41 x 42.5 x 11.3 mm, 48.2g (Stainless Steel)
*measured without strap
Display45mm: 1.4” (34mm) / 41mm: 1.2” (30mm)
Full Color Always On Display
Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX
Battery45mm: 340mAh / 41mm: 247mAh
WPC-based wireless charging
APExynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz
OSTizen Based Wearable OS 5.5
Memory1GB RAM + 8GB internal storage
ConnectivityLTE*, Bluetooth® 5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC
*LTE connectivity only available in LTE models
SensorOptical heart rate sensor, Electrical heart sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Ambient Light
Durability5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
CompatibilityAndroid: Android 5.0 or higher & RAM 1.5GB above
iOS: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above
Galaxy Buds Live Product Specifications
Dimensions & WeightEarbuds : 16.5(W) x 27.3(H) x 14.9(D) mm, 5.6g
Charging Case : 50(W) x 50.2(H) x 27.8(D) mm, 42.2g
Speaker12mm speaker
Microphones3 mics (2 outer + 1 inner)
Battery CapacityEarbuds: 60 mAh
Charging Case: 472 mAh
Play Time6 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 & Bixby Voice Wake-up OFF)
Talk Time4.5 hours / Total 17 hours (ANC ON)
5.5 hours / Total 19 hours (ANC OFF)
Charging[19]1 hour play time with 5 minutes quick charging[20]
Qi certified wireless charging
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
Codec: Scalable (Samsung proprietary), AAC, SBC
SensorAccelerometer, IR, Hall, Touch, Grip, VPU (Voice Pickup Unit)
CompatibilityAndroid 5.0 or higher & RAM 1.5GB above
iPhone7 or later with iOS 10 or higher
Water ResistanceIPX2
[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.
[3] To ensure accuracy, users may need to periodically recalibrate their device 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. These apps will not be available in the U.S. unless FDA authorization is granted.
[5] Trip 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. Features 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 Cancelling 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] 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.
[19] Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth signal strength.
[20] Charging time is based on the battery of earbuds being less than 30% when they start to charge.

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