Samsung is back with a new fresh take on the smartwatch. The company announced its new Galaxy Watch at its annual Unpacked event, which unveiled the Galaxy Note9 earlier today.
Like the phone, the Galaxy Watch is jam-packed with impressive technology. It may look similar to the Gear S2 Classic, but is a huge step forward in every aspect. It features LTE connectivity and charges wirelessly. The watch includes a high resolution, AMOLED touch display; Gorilla DX+ glass; and is water resistant for swimming.
The company says its battery life should last “several days” on a single charge. The Galaxy Watch also features some health-oriented features, including heart rate monitoring to builds a baseline for each user. New stress management and breathing capabilities that help consumers manage their stress levels throughout the day. It can detect if your heart is racing, then prompt you to relax. It also tracks fitness and allows users to pick their activity. It’ll track sleep patterns, as well, and will try to qualify how well you’re sleeping.
It’s definitely intended to be an everyday timepiece that can handle fitness tracking along with other more daily activities including 21 new indoor exercises and 39 tracked workouts overall. The Galaxy Watch will offer watch faces aimed at productivity. It will have a “daily briefing” feature and the watch can sync with your calendar and show your appointments on the home screen. You can purchase a variety of bands for the device and there will be over 60,000 faces available.
The watch will come in two sizes: 42 mm and 46 mm and the colors are Rose Gold, Silver and Midnight Black. The 42mm version will be available for $329.99, and the 46mm version will be available for $349.99 in the US at Amazon, Best Buy and Samsung.com starting August 24, 2018. Will you be picking up with the Galaxy Watch?
In other news, take a close look at the new Samsung Galaxy Note9.