Samsung has launched the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic with Wear OS and Body Composition properties. These functions are set to storm the market in a bid to boost Samsung’s already burgeoning reputation.
Launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Series were Galaxy Z Fold 3, Buds 2, and Flip 3. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Series comes in two variants of different sizes. Prospective buyers will be spoilt for choice. The series is equipped with optional LTE connectivity. This offers flexibility like never before.
The Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are of separate designs, with each having features that make them unique. They offer a fantastic user experience and top-notch performance level with an added Samsung-made wearable chipset. The chipset was made in collaboration with Google and runs on the latest iteration of Wear OS.
When can I get the Galaxy Watch 4?
Galaxy Watch 4 series was unveiled to much fanfare on the 11th of August at Unpacked. Unsurprisingly, it hit pre-order immediately and was live till August 26. The series has been on sale since the 27th of August.
It has since been a common theme for the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy series. Other Galaxy products like the original Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch 3 were all unveiled in August of their respective launch years, albeit a change in scenery for Galaxy Watch Active and Active 2. They debuted in April and September of 2019, respectively.
How much does the Galaxy Watch 4 cost?
Every Samsung product in the August lineup appears affordable; it seems like Samsung is trying to up the ante. Compared to Galaxy predecessors, the opening prices are pretty respectable.
The smallest of the Galaxy Watch 4 series goes for a moderate £249/€269/US$249.99 while the Classic starts at £349/€369/US$349.99.
For the international market, below is the price range. This allows prospective buyers to know what to go for from the comfort of their homes.
Galaxy Watch 4, size-40mm
Galaxy Watch 4, size-44mm
Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, size-42mm
Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, size-46mm
Like the Galaxy 4, Galaxy Watch 3 series also came in two variants, a trend that is being followed religiously by Samsung. Galaxy Watch 3 was released in 2020, and it came in two sizes of 41mm and 45mm. Compared to the Galaxy 4 series, the two Galaxy 3 sizes cost £399/$399 and £419/US$429 respectively. However, Galaxy 3 came with a cellular version which is slightly costlier. Its two series go for £429/US$449 and £459/US$479, respectively.
Before the Galaxy 3 and 4 series came the Galaxy Watch Active and Active 2, which costs £199/US$199.99 and £249/US$249.99, respectively.
Features of the Galaxy Watch 4
The standard Galaxy Watch 4 sports a contemporary design which features brushed aluminum lugs. These aluminum lugs were used to enclose the black polished metal body of the watch. Concerning Galaxy Watch 4 classic, it made use of a style similar to the Galaxy Watch 3. A conventional style is evident with the use of stainless steel for the body and a physical rotating bezel for interaction.
Both Galaxy 4 series have the same display quality. The display has a pixel density of 330ppi, and it has been equipped with a 1.19in or 1.36in circular AMOLED. Compared to previous versions, the physical buttons on the watch’s right side now work with the BioActive Sensor branding concerning the overarching fitness hardware inside the Watch.
The top button now functions as the home key while the bottom key, when tapped, brings up an interface that sources information regarding the body’s water retention, bone density, and BMI. Essentially, the watch has been equipped with a new Body Composition app.
According to Samsung, the watch 4 can take blood oxygen readings and track your sleep. Just like the Galaxy watch 2, it has something like the ECG, which has now been approved for usage in over 40 regions of the world, especially those that already feature the previous editions of Samsung products.
Furthermore, Google has teamed up with Samsung to fuse Wear OS and Tizen OS into a single entity. As confirmed by Samsung, it is set to power the next generation of Samsung watches coupled with features like wellness and fitness apps (supplied by Fitbit, which Google owns).
Following Galaxy Watch 4’s announcement, Samsung quickly clarified that Samsung powers wear OS on the Watch 4 Series to stand out from the crowd as other manufacturers will adopt the OS platform in the foreseeable future.
Tizen called One UI Watch was prominent in previous Galaxy watches, and the Korean company are making the most of the incredible platform. In Galaxy 4 classic, it made use of a physical bezel. With this, it’s now easy to access Google maps, use Google play store and Google pay which takes user experience a step further.
As regards hardware, the Watch 4 Series debut new components. They include Samsung’s latest wearable-centric chip, the 5nm Exynos W920- which promises to be better than the best Qualcomm currently offers, the 12nm process Snapdragon Wear 4100+, and the Galaxy Watch 3’s 10nm chip.
Also, Samsung promised that this latest silicon would be 1.25x faster in processing information than the Exynos 9110” and “8.8x smoother graphics performance.” It has 1.5GB of RAM and doubles the storage of Galaxy watch 3- from 8GB to 16GB, and the battery experience has also been improved. Samsung noted that the Galaxy watch 4 series could last up to 40 hours per charge; that’s next level.
Full specification of the Galaxy Watch 4 Series:
- 1.19in circular 396×396 Super AMOLED always-on display (for 40mm Watch 4 and 42mm Watch 4 Classic)
- 1.36in circular 450×450 Super AMOLED always-on display (for 40mm Watch 4 and 42mm Watch 4 Classic)
- 1.18GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos W920 5nm processor
- Gorilla Glass DX+
- 1.5GB RAM and 16GB ROM
- Samsung powered Wear OS (Operating System)
- One UI Watch (user experience)
- Bluetooth 5.0
- NFC, WiFi, GPS, and 4G LTE via eSIM (optional)
- Barometer, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic sensor, Gyro sensor and Light sensor.
- Microphone and Speaker
- Haptic motor
- Samsung Knox security
- Samsung BioActive Sensor:
Electrical heart sensor (ECG), Optical heart rate sensor (PPG), Bioelectrical impedance analysis sensor (BIA), AFib irregular heartbeat detection, Heart rate tracking, Sleep tracking, Body composition analysis, Blood oxygen tracking, Snore detection and Guided workouts.
- Bixby Voice support and Gesture controls
- Compatible with Android 6.0 or higher (devices need more than 1.5GB RAM)
- Stainless steel casing (Galaxy Watch 4 Classic)
- Aluminum casing (Galaxy Watch 4)
- 5ATM swim-proof
- IP68-certified dust and water-resistance
- MIL-STD-810G tested
- Wireless charging (supports Qi charging)
- 247mAh battery (For 40mm Watch 4 and 42mm Watch 4 Classic)
- 361mAh battery (For 44mm Watch 4 and 46mm Watch 4 Classic)
- Up to 40 hours battery life and a 30 minutes charge gives you 10 hours of usage
- 40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8mm (for 40mm Galaxy Watch 4)
- 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8mm (for 44mm Galaxy Watch 4)
- 41.5 x 41.5 x 11.2mm (for 42mm Galaxy Watch 4 Classic)
- 45.5 x 45.5 x 11mm (for 46mm Galaxy Watch 4 Classic)
- 25.9 grams (for 40mm Galaxy Watch 4)
- 30.3 grams (for 44mm Galaxy Watch 4)
- 46.5 grams (for 42mm Galaxy Watch 4 Classic)
- 52 grams (for 46mm Galaxy Watch 4 Classic)
- Colour grading:
Black, silver, pink gold (for 40mm Galaxy Watch 4)
Black, silver, green (for 44mm Galaxy Watch 4)
Black, silver (for 42mm & 46mm Galaxy Watch 4 Classic).
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