Buds Live can connect to basically any Bluetooth device – Android, iOS and PCs all work fine. Naturally, Samsung has invested some effort to offer even more polished experience on Galaxy phones.
You can get Samsung’s Galaxy Buds app on both major operating systems, but only Galaxy phones will get the quick connect prompt when you open the Galaxy Buds Live case.
The infrared sensors on the inside of the Galaxy Buds Live let them detect if the buds are in your ears and will pause playback if you take them out. This works on any Android phone but doesn’t work on iOS.
The Galaxy Wearable app is integral to the buds use. From it, you can set up the sound characteristics with six presets – Soft, Dynamic, Bass boost, Clear, Treble boost and Normal – enable and disable the active noise cancellation, issue software updates and choose what tapping on the Galaxy Buds Live does.
Introducing Galaxy Buds Live
The earbud designed to tune in to every moment. With an iconic shape and ergonomic design, a fit that lets in your natural surroundings, and a speaker optimized for a better experience. This is sound made for your ears.
The newest shape of true wireless earbuds
Galaxy Buds Live’s eye-catching design stands out, even inside your ear. Reflecting the curves of the ear and face for a natural look, they’re polished off with a glossy finish and even come together with a jewelry box-inspired case — to fit in your hand when on the go.
What you hear is up to you
The first Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) for open type on Galaxy’s true wireless buds keeps the noise out, but lets the world in. It reduces background noises without missing what’s important, like voices and announcements, so you hear more of what you want to hear — all with just a long press to turn it on.
*Feature can be configured in the Galaxy Wearable app. **Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) on Galaxy Buds Live received UL Verification for cutting background noise by up to 97% in low-frequency bands.
Lasts for hours. Then stays for an encore
Stay powered with sound through work, play, and long after with Galaxy Buds Live’s long-lasting battery.
Up to 6 hours of non-stop listening.
Up to 21 hours of life with charging case.
*Based on internal testing. Audio playback time tested by pairing a pre-production Galaxy Buds Live to a recently released Galaxy smartphone with settings (Active Noise Cancellation on, Bixby voice wake-up off). Actual battery life and charging time may vary by usage conditions, number of times charged and many other factors. **Earbuds and case provide up to 21 hours of battery life the charged to 100%.
Power for even more playtime
Charge in just a few minutes so you can get back into the groove. Five minutes gets you an hour, whether that’s for your favorite playlist or the latest podcast. If you need a bit extra, you can even use your smartphone’s power to give Galaxy Buds Live a charge while on the go.
*Play time may vary based on settings. **The compatibility of Galaxy Buds Live with the Wireless PowerShare function is on Galaxy Note20 series, Galaxy Z Fold2, S20 series, Z Flip, Note10 series, S10 series, and Fold. If the smartphone’s battery power is less than 30%, Wireless PowerShare may not function. ***Actual battery life and charging time may vary by usage conditions, number of times charged, and many other factors.
Works with Android & iOS
Download the Galaxy Wearable app on Android or Galaxy Buds Live app on iOS and pair your smart devices via Bluetooth.
*Compatible with smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or later and with more than 1.5GB of RAM. Also compatible with iPhone7 or later models with iOS 10 or later. **Some features may not be available on non-Samsu