Samsung goes its own way with the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live

At its Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung revealed a lot of good stuff. But we’re here talk about two things: the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live.

In case that’s not clear, we’re talking about a smartwatch and a pair of true wireless headphones. Without further ado, let’s get into it.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

We learnt quite a lot about the company’s smartwatch when its firmware leaked at the end of June, but now, well, we know more, motherfuckers.

First off, yeah, this is the second Samsung Galaxy Watch, as the company decided to skip the number two. But, whatever. Let’s talk about what it actually does.

In terms of the new elements, the sleep tracking functionality has been updated with breath and heart rate monitoring, meaning you’ll have a better understanding of your rest. It’ll also receive blood oxygen monitoring functionality later on in the year.

Interestingly, the company says that Korean users will be able to monitor blood pressure and have electrocardiography support. The company’s working on rolling this out globally.

There’s also going to be a trip and fall feature, something — like much of the above — that the Apple Watch has been doing for some time.

On the topic of the Apple Watch, it appears that Samsung plans for the Galaxy Watch 3 to take the Cupertino-based firm on.

Samsung has worked with premium Swiss watch maker IWC Schaffhausen to give its newest wearable a premium and classic vibe. This means it’s taken a completely different aesthetic approach that the Apple Watch. Check it: