Samsung will launch three new models in its lineup of Wireless Audio 360 speakers. The R5, R3 and R1 models, which will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2015, can be controlled by a smartphone app or via the upcoming Gear S2 smartwatch.
Samsung's updated Multiroom app also now works with the Samsung Gear S and will be operated with Samsung's upcoming smartwatch thanks to a simple user interface that does not depend on a smartphone to operate.
Smartwatch functionality includes immediate control of music playback and volume control, as well as playlist and queue searching. Users can also view the "now playing" screen and access a list of available speakers, all with a simple swipe of their smartwatch.
For those folks who prefer to control the speakers by actually touching them, the R5, R3 and R1 Wireless Audio 360 models will have a new design for that as well.
Consumers can now change the volume, play, pause, or select a different music source all with a gentle touch, tap or swipe on top of the speaker.
The new wireless speakers will be priced between $199 to $399 and will be released first in the US and Europe.