While the Samsung Galaxy Note9 was undoubtedly the highlight of the Unpacked Event, Samsung did unveil other hardware which is causing raves throughout the tech community. One of these devices happen to be the Galaxy Watch.
Successor to the Gear S3?
The Galaxy Watch happens to be the first wearable to deviate from the Gear lineup name, though it does sport an exterior similar to that of the Gear S3. Also, it is the first product under the Galaxy lineup to run on Tizen, instead of Android. On top of that, it comes in two sizes: 42mm and 46mm. The smaller one weighs 49g without a strap, and is 12.7mm thick. It will be available in Midnight Black or Rose Gold, with a host of 22mm straps to choose from. As for the larger watch, it weighs 63g without a strap, and is 13mm thick. It will only be available in Silver, with straps in black, blue, and grey to choose from. The smaller of the two comes with a 1.2-inch screen while the larger one packs a 1.3-inch display. Protecting the display from dings and scratches is Corning Gorilla DX+ glass.
Just like the Gear lineup, the new Galaxy Watch sports a rotating bezel, making for a unique way to interact with the wearable. The AMOLED screen can also be easily customized thanks to the 60,000 watch faces Samsung has made available. Powering the smartwatch is an Exynos 9110 dual-core 1.15GHz chipset. Memory wise, the smaller versions pack 768MB of RAM while the LTE variant has 1.5GB of RAM. All watches will come with 4GB of onboard storage. While most smartwatches these days struggle to last for 3 days, Samsung mentioned that its latest product can last up to 7 days on a single charge. There’s a 270mAh cell on the smaller watch, while the larger one is juiced by a 472mAh battery.
Going Big on Health
The Galaxy Watch is also big on fitness and health, with a ton of features in it. This includes a stress management feature which will watch your heart rate and will notify you when it’s too high. Also, it will be able to detect workouts you’re doing from dozens it has in its system. At the moment, pricing for the Galaxy Watch isn’t available yet, but it’s expected to be a costly one.