Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic smartwatches have both officially launched alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 foldable phones. The Galaxy Watch 4 series smartwatches are both powered by the new WearOS which has been built in partnership with Google. The Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are the only smartwatches to be powered by a 5nm processor and are equipped with a host of fitness tracking features.
“We have seen an incredible amount of growth for the Galaxy Watch series as consumers have discovered the health benefits and convenience of wearables. We understand the path to wellness is different for everyone, so we built a robust suite of health and wellness features to give people a deeper and more helpful understanding of their overall fitness”, said Dr TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
The Galaxy Watch 4 has launched in two dial sizes: 44mm and 40mm. The 44mm model is being offered in black, green and silver colours while the 40mm model comes in black, pink gold and silver colours. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is available in 46mm and 42mm dial sizes and are being offered in black and silver colours.
There are a bunch of differences between both the smartwatches. The Watch 4 has an aluminium build with a thickness of 9.8 mm while the Watch 4 Classic has a Stainless Steel build and measures 11.0 mm thin. The new smartwatches are also 5ATM and IP68 certified making them resistant to dust and water and are also MIL-STD-810G certified for military-grade durability.
The Watch 4 (44mm) and Watch 4 Classic (46mm) features a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display while the Watch 4 (40mm) and Watch 4 Classic (42mm) has a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED screen. The screens are topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass DX+ and DX for added protection.
Both smartwatches are powered by the new Exynos W920 dual-core processor which is made on a 5nm process. It has 1.5GB RAM and 16GB internal storage as well. The new Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatches run on OneUI Watch 3 which is based on WearOS powered by Samsung.
The Galaxy Watch 4 series is equipped with a BioActive sensor which is a new 3-in-1 sensor that powers the Optical heart rate monitoring, electrical gear and bioelectrical impedance analysis. The BioActive sensor helps in measuring blood pressure, tracking heart rate, SpO2 blood oxygen saturation levels and calculating body composition.
The Galaxy Watch 4 starts at $249 for the Bluetooth version and $299 for the LTE variant. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic starts at $349 for the Bluetooth variant and $399 for the LTE model.
Alongside the Galaxy Watch 4 series, Samsung also launched the Galaxy Buds 2. The Galaxy Buds 2 support active noise cancellation and feature two-way speaker units and 3 mics along with a voice pickup unit that helps in cancelling ambient sounds.
Each earbud weighs around 5 grams and the charging case has a 472mAh battery and also supports wireless charging. Samsung claims that the Buds 2 can last for upto 5 hours on a single charge with ANC enabled and upto 7.5 hours without ANC.
The Galaxy Buds 2 is priced at $149 in the US and India pricing is yet to be revealed.