Samsung had already teased that a new Galaxy Watch was coming this summer and it was finally made official on time. The new Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will hit stores later this month and include a major upgrade that their biggest rival – the Apple Watch – just can’t compete with.
Under the hood of these wearables there is a bioactive 3-in-1 sensor that can check a number of measurements such as body fat, muscles and the important BMI. This measurement is important to show how healthy you are and whether you are now dangerously overweight after the 18 months of lockdown.
Along with all of these new stats, the Galaxy Watch range is still able to check the health of your heart and deliver an instant blood pressure reading right from your wrists.
Even when you go to bed, the Galaxy Watch 4 keeps track of things with new extras such as snore detection and continuous blood oxygen monitoring while you sleep.
Of course, most of us wear a smartwatch to stay more active, and Samsung expects that to be covered with the Watch 4, which can now track 100 different forms of exercise. Plus, this new wearable has enhanced home exercise features that can stream heart rate and calories burned straight to your Samsung TV when you’re taking classes on the living room floor.
So far, all Samsung watches have used the company’s own Tizen system, but that’s changing with the new operating system, which is helping to bring more apps to your wrists and improve compatibility with all Android phones, not just Samsung’s.
Samsung and Google promise that One UI Watch will open new features and integrations with popular third-party apps that can be downloaded directly to your Galaxy Watch from Google Play.
As part of the new experience, once installed on your smartphone, the watch compatible apps will be quickly downloaded to your smartwatch.
If you’ve customized your clock app on your phone to show the time in different cities around the world, this will automatically show on your watch too. And if you block calls and messages from your watch, they will now also be blocked on your smartphone.
In addition, Samsung will bring an improved watch face design tool that will make it easier than ever for designers to create new watch faces.
“Over the past year, the number of consumers using wearables to track their health and fitness has increased significantly,” said Teg Dosanjh, Director of Connected Services and Technology, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “As we gradually return to a more normal lifestyle, we know that our customers want more from their smartwatches, and we were inspired by the upgrades we made to the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. From our innovative BioActive sensor to our brand new Wear OS – developed in collaboration with Google – the Galaxy Watch4 series has been developed to give our customers a deeper and more helpful understanding of their general wellbeing. “
The new Galaxy Watch range will be available for pre-order starting August 11 at prices starting at £ 259 for the standard wearable, while the higher-end Galaxy Watch Classic will cost £ 359.
Here are all the colors and prices
Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will be available for pre-order starting August 11th.
The Galaxy Watch 4 is available in black, silver and rose gold (40 mm) as well as black, silver and a noble green (44 mm).
40mm (Bluetooth): £ 249
40mm (4G): £ 289
44mm (Bluetooth): £ 269
44mm (4G): £ 309
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is available in black and silver.
42mm (Bluetooth): £ 349
42mm (4G): £ 389
46mm (Bluetooth): £ 369
46mm (4G): £ 406