Samsung officially announced the launch of Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic at the Galaxy Unpacked event today. Both the smart wearables have been launched along with Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. The smartwatches run on Samsung’s latest One UI Watch operating system that has been designed together with Google. The former one comes with a circular dial whereas the Classic comes with a rotating bezel design.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic price and availability details
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will be available in 40mm and 44mm size price starting at $249.99 for Bluetooth versions and $299.99 for LTE models. The 40mm variant will be available in Black, Silver and Pink Gold, while the 44mm variant will be offered in Black, Silver and a sophisticated Green.
On the other hand Galaxy Watch 4 Classic price will start at $349.99 for Bluetooth versions and $399.99 for LTE models and will be available in 42mm and 46mm variants in Black and Silver.
Both the smartwatches are now available for pre-order in select markets later today with retail availability starting August 27.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic specs
Both the newly launched smartwatches by Samsung feature the new Wear OS Powered by Samsung, built jointly with Google, and are equipped with One UI Watch. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Classing 40mm and 42mm comes with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a 396×396 pixels resolution. Whereas the 44mm and 46mm variant of Watch 4 and Classic has a bigger 1.4-inch AMOLED display with 450×450 pixels of resolution. The display of the watches comes with Gorilla Glass DX protection. Under the hood, there is Exynos W920 SoC paired with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of storage. According to the company, the 5nm processor in the Galaxy Watch comes with a 20% faster CPU and 50% more RAM, and a GPU 10 times faster than the previous generation.
Both Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic includes BioActive Sensor, which boasts a smaller and more compact design that doesn’t detract from measurement accuracy. According to the company, the 3-in-1 sensor uses a single chip to precisely run three powerful health sensors — Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. This allows users to monitor their blood pressure, detect an AFib irregular heartbeat, blood oxygen level as well as calculate their body composition in about 15 seconds, your watch’s sensor will capture 2,400 data points. The Body Composition measurement tool gives users a deeper understanding of their general health and fitness, with key measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage.
The users can also choose from an array of guided workouts, enjoy Group Challenges with their friends and family, or set up a home gym by connecting your Galaxy Watch 4 to your compatible Samsung Smart TV, where calorie counts and heart rate metrics appear on screen for easier tracking. The compatible smartphone detects the sounds of your snores, while your smartwatch measures your blood oxygen level when you sleep4 Together with advanced Sleep Scores, you can learn more about your sleep patterns to get better rest.
Also, the compatible apps are automatically installed on your watch when downloaded on your phone as well as setting thanks to the new OS. The Auto Switch allows you to toggle your earbud’s audio between your phone and watch. One can also control their mobile experience with Bixby voice bezel and Gesture Controls. To receive a call all you need to do is move your forearm up and down twice and rotate your wrist twice to reject them or to dismiss notifications and alarms.
The UI also supports third-party apps, like Adidas Running, Calm, Strava, and Spotify. Both the Galaxy Watches are IP68-certified for water and dust resistance. For connectivity, there is 4G LTE which is optional, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ Glonass/ Beidou/ Galileo, and NFC.
Both the 40mm models of Galaxy Watch 4 and Classic equip a 247mAh battery whereas the 44mm and 46mm variants equip a 361mAh battery. These are claimed to provide up to 40 hours of battery life and 30 minutes of charging provides up to 10 hours of battery life.
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