Samsung Launches 'Galaxy Buds' AirPods Competitor

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    Alongside its new Galaxy S10 smartphone lineup and the Galaxy Fold, Samsung today announced a new wearable accessory, the Galaxy Buds.

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    The Galaxy Buds are Samsung's new wire-free earbuds, similar to the AirPods. Samsung focused on sound with the Galaxy Buds, partnering with AKG. An Enhanced Ambient Sound feature allows users to better hear their surroundings with the earbuds in the ears, and an Adaptive Dual Microphone provides clear voice in loud and quiet environments alike.

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    Samsung says the Galaxy Buds are 30 percent smaller and lighter than the previous-generation earbuds, making them Samsung's most compact wearable earbuds yet. The battery in the Galaxy Buds supports 5 hours of calls or six hours of music on one charge.

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    There's a wireless charging case that's used to charge the Galaxy Buds, and it can be charged using any Qi-based wireless charger. It can also be charged via a Galaxy S10 smartphone using the new wireless PowerShare feature.

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    The Galaxy Buds support Bixby integration for making calls, sending text messages, checking battery level, and more.


    Samsung's Galaxy Buds come in three colors -- white, yellow, and black -- and will be available for purchase on March 8. The Galaxy Buds will be priced at $129.99, but customers who pre-order a Galaxy S10 or S10+ can get a free pair of Galaxy Buds.

    Along with the Galaxy Buds, Samsung today also unveiled two new wrist-worn devices, the Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Fit. The Galaxy Watch Active is a round smart watch with a minimal design, featuring blood pressure monitoring, heart rate monitoring, stress checking and breathing exercises, fitness tracking, and Bixby integration.

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    The Galaxy Fit is a thin, lightweight wearable that's made for activity tracking. It features automatic workout tracking, heart rate monitoring, built-in alerts and messages, data like weather, calendar, and alarms from your smartphone, and more.

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    The Galaxy Watch Active will be available starting on March 8 for $200, while the Galaxy Fit is coming in the second quarter of 2019.

    Article Link: Samsung Launches 'Galaxy Buds' AirPods Competitor
     
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    These don't look like they will fit in anyone's ears particularly well... also they look heavy so I doubt they will stay in place as well as AirPods when it comes to working out with them. It's cute how they shamelessly mimic'd the AirPods charging case though.
     
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    Wake me when Samsung actually designs something on their own..you know before Apple does it right. Until then i'll be napping Zzz thank you.
     
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    They look alright, but I'll have to see actual reviews of the UX, since that's what makes AirPods so successful.
     
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    three colors, blue, green or black, but in the video all that is seen is white or yellow?

    not sure I see the point to charging my earbuds case by sitting it on my phone like that. I dont often leave my phone laying flat like that.. and how long would it take? I suppose in a pinch it's an interesting idea.
     
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    It will be no surprise when the battery in these gives out after two years.
     
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    I can’t imagine they’ll work well for speaking on phone calls. In-ear buds aren’t for everyone either.
     
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    They seem good with good battery life and not a bad price

    How it connects is very air pods like
     
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    5 hours of calls is almost 3x AirPods battery life on calls. Very nice.
     
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    Well that'll be nearly twice as long as my AirPods managed.
     
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    You’ve got good eyes.
     
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    its small tiny wireless earphones. what else are they supposed to do with earphones?

    neither do Apples. they dont even fit into my friends ears and constantly out of another friends
     
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    These will by no means get me to switch to Samsung or Android, but the Airpods really suck for noisy environments like a subway. I have to turn up the volume to dangerous levels just to hear a podcast.

    Silicone-tipped earbuds are much better at blocking out noise. I use a cheap pair of bluetooth buds on the subway for this reason. The downside is that you tend to shout on phone calls.
     
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    Everyone is casting shade but Samsung has had great earbuds that pair easily and come with a charging case for a few years now. The big change this year is the wireless charging. Keep Apple on their toes. If there were no good competitors then Apple could easily charge more and if Apple can charge more they will.
     
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    I have to admit when they showed the ear buds charging on the back phone I was amazed. Pretty cool.
     
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    Wait until they start exploding and killing people
     
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    People report about two years with heavy use for AirPods. This won’t be any different. Li-ion is just that.
     
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    Either ignorant or sarcastic
     
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    Not a nice thing to joke about. Even Android users don’t deserve death.

    Maybe a little facial scarring so we can identify them more easily, which these earbuds should help with.
     
  25. lokey macrumors regular

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    I greatly prefer the in-ear buds like these or the BeatsX to the AirPod style. Hoping the updated AirPods will offer that option.
     

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