Samsung launched its latest set of wearables at its Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event. The two new wearables from Samsung includes the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 classic. Both the watches will run on the One UI Watch 3 OS, based on Google’s Wear OS. They launched the two new wearables alongside their latest Galaxy foldable smartphones, namely the Galaxy Z Flip 3 & Galaxy Z Fold 3. The two new wearables look promising, with the improved UI and 5nm processors. Unfortunately for Indian consumers, there are no details on when the smartwatches will be released in India.
The difference between the two models is the styling that it brings to the table. The Galaxy Watch 4 sports a much stylish and modern look, in contrast to the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic’s elegant stainless steel look. It works well with how Samsung plans to target two entirely different target groups—targetting a much younger audience with the youthful-looking Galaxy watch 4 and a much mature and older audience with the sharp-looking Galaxy Watch 4 classic. Rest all the specifications of the two watches are similar. Moving on, the Galaxy Watch 4 sports different colored rubber bands.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Specifications & Price:
The Galaxy Watch 4 comes with two options for dial-sizes, namely the 40mm dial and the 44mm dial. The 40mm variant comes with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display, whereas the 44mm variant comes in a 1.4-inch AMOLED Display.
The 40mm Galaxy Watch 4 sports Pink, Gold, Black & Silver colors for the color variants. And the 44mm Galaxy Watch 4 comes in Green, Black & Silver color variants. The build of the smartwatch is of aluminum and has a screen made of Gorilla Glass DX for top-quality display protection. The smartwatch comes in two models, a Bluetooth model priced at USD 249.99 (Rs. 18,600) & an LTE model priced at $299.99 (Rs.22,300).
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic comes with a 42mm dial with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display and a 46mm dial size variant with a 1.4-inch AMOLED display. However, unlike the Galaxy Watch 4, the Classic version only comes with two color variants for all the dial sizes: Black & Silver.
Like the Galaxy Watch 4, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic comes in a Bluetooth model priced slightly costlier than the Watch 4 at USD 349.99 (Rs. 29,700), and the LTE model is priced at USD 399.99 (Rs. 29,700). In addition, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is made of stainless steel and not aluminum but carries the same Gorilla Glass DX screen, which explains the price increase. The Classic version also comes with a rotating dial.
Apart from the build and design, the Galaxy’s new wearables share another difference in the battery size. The battery is sized according to the dial-sizes of the smartwatches, so the 40mm Galaxy Watch 4 and the 42mm galaxy watch 4 Classic come with a 247mAh battery. The 44mm Galaxy Watch 4 and the 46mm Galaxy Watch 4 Classic come with a 361mAh battery. Samsung also claims that the batteries can provide a runtime of 40 hours with a single charge. And rest of the software specifications are similar through all models and dial sizes.
In addition, the smartwatches sport Google’s latest Wear OS that Samsung has developed alongside Google and labeled it as the OneUI. The OneUI can track up to 100 different physical activities and project them on a Samsung TV to make it more interactive.
As Samsung leaves the TizenOS behind, it also introduces Google apps that the users can now benefit from, like Google Maps. Under the storage options, the smartwatch comes with 16GB onboard storage and 1.5GB of memory. And it runs on an Exynos W920 5nm chip.
The smartwatch can also track menstrual cycles, a BioActive sensor that combines an optical heart rate sensor and an electrical heart rate sensor; additionally, the smartwatch also comes with Sp02 tracking and a sleep analysis feature. However, the smartwatch is not medically certified for it. This is Samsun’s revolutionary 3-in-1 sensor that combines the PPG sensor, an electrical heart rate sensor, and a bioelectrical impedance analysis sensor (BIA) to fine-tune the fitness and health-tracking capabilities of the smartwatches.
Both the smartwatches come with an IP68 durability rating for water resistance. And are protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass DX. They also support Samsung Pay and Google Pay and show notifications for calls, SMS messages, and emails. Additionally, it also allows the user to manage their calls hands-free. Under connectivity options, the smartwatches support 4G LTE that depends if the user is using the LTE models of both the watches, dual-band Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth v5.0 support, GPS, and NFC.
Both the smartwatches come packed with tons of features and provide a premium experience for their premium price. Plus, the entire experience of having WearOS integrated into a Samsung Watch is revolutionary, and it is just going to get better from here. Both the Galaxy Watch 4 & the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are capable of running Core Google Apps now, which is a step forward for Samsung.
Pre-orders for both the smartwatches have already started in selected markets globally, and they will be available from August 27th onwards. Hopefully, the Indian consumers get clarity regarding the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic’s introduction to the Indian markets. Till then, stay tuned for more information.