At the Samsung Unpacked event that just took place, all eyes were focused on the announcement of the Galaxy Note 9, the South Korean tech giant’s latest flagship device. However, Samsung had other items up its sleeve and at the event, the brand announced the Galaxy Watch, a Tizen-powered smartwatch.
Samsung states that with the new Galaxy Watch you can meet your fitness and wellness goals. It comes with a stress management tracker, Galaxy Watch tracks your heart rate and provides breathing exercises to help users stay focused. In addition, the Galaxy Watch’s advanced sleep tracking monitors all levels of sleep, including REM cycles, to help users get the rest they need.
The Galaxy Watch’s fitness tracking features help in keeping you motivated. It automatically tracks six of the most popular exercises — walking, running, cycling, elliptical, training, rowing, and dynamic workouts — and features 21 new indoor exercises from a selection of 39 activities. Samsung says that because balanced nutrition is as important as exercise, the Galaxy Watch is designed to help users track food and water intake. Input your meals and get personalized alerts from Samsung Health, or, use Bixby on your Galaxy device to automatically count calories, and get a personalized summary on your Galaxy Watch.
Samsung states that a watch is the classic fashion accessory, and the Galaxy Watch lets users express their own style. It offers more sizes and styles with a 46mm version in Silver, as well as a 42mm option in Midnight Black and Rose Gold. Users can further customize with a selection of watch faces and watch band options. It is certified military-level durability with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ and 5 ATM water resistance, so it can go from the swimming pool to the shower without leaving your wrist.
The Galaxy Watch is designed with an active lifestyle in mind and has an improved battery life that gets days of power on a single charge — as well as low-energy architecture, so users can recharge on their schedule. With LTE connectivity users can answer calls, respond to text messages, use GPS mapping, stream music, and more, all from their wrist, and all without a smartphone in their pocket. Users can also start and end their day with morning and evening briefings to help stay on top of reminders, weather and their latest schedule.
Additionally, users of the Galaxy Watch can have a seamless experience with Samsung Health, Samsung Pay, Bixby, SmartThings and select third-party partnerships such as Spotify and Under Armour. Easily access and control your IoT compatible devices on the Galaxy Watch with SmartThings — turn on the lights in the morning or adjust the temperature before bed. Samsung makes music and multimedia control even easier on the Galaxy Watch with Spotify, allowing users to listen to songs offline or without a smartphone. The Watch makes it easy to keep information secure thanks to Samsung Knox and unlock PCs or tablets using Samsung Flow.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Bluetooth 42mm will be available at USD 329.99 (about Rs 22,751) and the 46mm version will be available for USD 349.99 (approximately Rs 24,130) starting on August 24, 2018. The LTE variant will launch at a later date.