Samsung launches the Galaxy Watch3 and Buds Live in India

Samsung unveiled a host of new products during its virtual Unpacked event earlier this month. The lineup included the Galaxy Note20 series, the Z Fold 2, Tab S7 duo, a new Watch3, and the Buds Live earbuds. The Note20 launched right the day after the event in India, going up for pre-order on the company’s website. Today, the South Korean company announced the launch of the Galaxy Watch3 and Buds Live in the country.

The Galaxy Watch3 heralds the return of the physical rotating bezel – something that the company did away with on the Watch Active2 –, along with improved dimensions and larger screens. In terms of features, the smartwatch boasts of better integration with Galaxy smartphones, the ability to access VO2 max readings for athletes, real-time running analysis, and more. It is not clear if the blood pressure monitoring and electrocardiogram features – available in some markets – will be enabled later since those features are not mentioned for India likely due to the lack of regulatory approvals.

Just like the international versions, the device is being offered in two variants – 41mm and 45mm. The 41mm option starts at ₹29,990 (~$401) and ₹34,490 (~$461) for the Bluetooth and 4G versions, respectively, while the 45mm option begins at an asking price of ₹32,990 (~$441) for the Bluetooth version, which bumps up to ₹38,990 (~$521) for the LTE variant. The smaller of the two comes in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver colors, while the bigger device drops the bronze color for Mystic Black. There is no titanium version available for purchase yet.

The Galaxy Watch3 goes on sale starting August 27. Samsung is also opening pre-bookings for the device on Samsung Shop and other online retail stores starting today. Customers that pre-book the 4G variant can avail up to ₹10,000 (~$133) off on a Buds Live purchase. There are also other cashback offers on the Bluetooth models.

The bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live brings active noise cancellation, features three microphones, a 12mm speaker, and bass ducts for better quality sound. The device sports a unique design that the company says is for adapting to the shape of the ear. Unsurprisingly, the earbuds are tuned by AKG. As for battery life, the Buds Live can offer anywhere between six to eight hours of charge standalone, depending on what features are enabled. The charging case adds up to 20 hours of juice.

The Buds Live is priced at ₹14,990 (~$200) and can be had in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, and Mystic White colors. The truly wireless earbuds will go on sale starting August 25 across retail stores, the Samsung website, Samsung Opera House, and other online retailers.

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