Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 classic full specifications and features

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Full Specifications, Features, Pros and Cons

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The much anticipated Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Galaxy Watch 4 have been announced. These two succeed Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 respectively. Both will run on the new Wear OS/Tizen OS (Wear OS 3) hybrid operating system out of the box and also come with a new 5nm Exynos w920 chip that boasts of improved performance with the addition of Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) – a feature that allows you to measure your body composition. This page is dedicated to the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, here we’ll talk about all the features you can get from this beast, the price, health tracking features, and other features.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm) vs (46mm) – Full Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm) (LTE)Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (46mm) (LTE)
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm) (LTE) features and specificationssamsung galaxy watch 4 classic (46mm) LTE specifications, features and more

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Battery:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Price:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Design:
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Battery:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Price:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Average:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm) (LTE)Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (46mm) (LTE)
Device typeClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatchClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatch
PredessesorSamsung Galaxy Watch 3Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
Successor----
Released dateAugust, 2021August, 2021
Ideal forUnisexMen

DISPLAY

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
Super AMOLED
Full color
Display size1.2 inches1.4 inches
Display resolution396 x 396 pixels450 x 450 pixels
Pixel density466 ppi454 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel
Always-onYesYes
Customizable watch faceYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension41.5 x 41.5 x 11.2 mm45.5 x 45.5 x 11.0 mm
Weight47 grams
(excluding straps)
52 grams
(excluding straps)
Casing materialStainless steelStainless steel
Strap/band materialFluoroelastomerFluoroelastomer
Bezel MaterialStainless steelStainless steel
Strap size18mm20mm
Interchangeable band Yes, 18mmYes, 20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DXCorning Gorilla glass DX
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black
Silver
Black
Silver

MEMORY

RAM1.5GB1.5GB
Internal storage16GB16GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth callingYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSGLONASS/A-GPS/Beidou/GalileoGLONASS/A-GPS/Beidou/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyGSM/HSPA/LTEGSM/HSPA/LTE
SIMYes, e-SIMYes, e-SIM
BandGSM 850/900/1800
WCDMA B1/2/5
GSM 850/900/1800
WCDMA B1/2/5

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesYes
Blood pressureYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYesYes
Preloaded mapsYesYes
On-screen workout modes____
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYes, 90Yes, 90
Safety trackingYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYes
MicrophoneYesYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse OximeterYesYes
ECGYesYes
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensorsBIA sensorBIA sensor

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OS 3Wear OS 3
ChipsetExynos W920Exynos W920
CPUDual core 1.18GHzDual core 1.18GHz
GPUMali -G68 MP2Mali -G68 MP2

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 247mAh361mAh
Battery lifeMixed Usage: 1 day+Mixed Usage:up to 2 days
Charging typeCharging dock
Wireless charging
Charging dock
Wireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid charging__

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes

MISC

Payment systemSamsung paySamsung pay
Compatibility Android 6.0+, RAM 1.5GB+Android 6.0+, RAM 1.5GB+
Companion appSamsung Wearable appSamsung Wearable app
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm) (LTE)Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (46mm) (LTE)
StrapsStraps
ChargerCharger
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Galaxy Watch 4 Classic – What’s New?

  1. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic runs on the new Wear OS/Tizen that will give you access to more of your favorite apps.
  2. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic comes with the new Exynos W920 chip that promises better performance alongside a higher 1.5GB RAM.
  3. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic has a massive 16GB storage capacity.
  4. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is slightly more compact and weighs a little less than its predecessor, the Galaxy Watch 3.

Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Design – Premium Design

There has not been any significant change in the design of the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, although there are slight differences here and there. It has the same circular shape as Galaxy Watch 3. It also comes with a physical rotating bezel – one of my best features.

Just like previous Samsung smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic comes in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm. The 42mm has a dimension of 41.5 x 41.5 x 11.2mm and weighs 47grams. The 46mm has a dimension of 45.5 x 45.5 x 11mm and weighs 52 grams which are slightly less than the weight of its predecessor.

The case is made of stainless steel material, the bezel is also made of stainless steel while the straps come in a fluoroelastomer material which is interchangeable. The 42mm is compatible with 20mm straps while the 46mm is compatible with 22mm wide straps. Corning Gorilla Glass DX protects the display while both the 46mm and 42mm are rated 5ATM which is equivalent to 50 meters depth waterproof rating.

Both 42mm and 46mm sizes of Galaxy Watch 4 come in two colors; black and silver colors.
In all, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is a beauty to behold. It’s classy and stylish, and also very durable and sturdy. It’s a premium smartwatch!

Display – Super AMOLED Powers the Display

The 42mm size has a display size of 1.2 inches with a 396×396 pixels while the 46mm size has a 1.4 inches display size with 450×450 pixels. The same Super AMOLED powering older Samsung smartwatches still powers the display of Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Navigation is via touchscreen, 2 physical buttons and the physical rotating bezel. I’m personally happy to see the rotating bezel is present, it indeed makes navigation very easy.

Fitness and Health Tracking – Body Composition Measurement Added

All Samsung smartwatches are fitness-focus and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Galaxy Watch 4 are continuing that trend. In fact, Samsung has taken it a step further by introducing the new Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) – A feature that allows you to measure your body composition such as body fat, body water, BMI, and skeletal muscle.
An advanced feature like Spo2 blood oxygen tracking is also present as well as ECG tracking and Blood pressure monitoring. These two will need to be calibrated before use.

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will track all the basics like your steps, calories, sleep, heart rate, floors climbed, and stress.

It comes with an inbuilt GPS that will allow you to track outdoor activities like your routes and locations. It features 96 preset sport modes and can auto-detect and track select activities. Incidental fall detection and SOS emergency features are also present. In short, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is a fitness beast!

Music Storage and Voice Assistant

Another upgrade is the 16GB onboard storage capacity that will allow you to take more of your tracks with you. Even better is that you will now get access to more popular music services, thanks to the move back to Wear OS. It has a loudspeaker that will allow you to play music aloud, or you can connect to a Bluetooth headphone. There is also a microphone that will allow you to use your voice to do simple tasks. Running on Wear OS, you get access to Google Assistant as well as Samsung’s Bixby just like you have it with Versa 3.

Platform – Wear OS/Tizen Gives you access to more apps


Perhaps one of the biggest changes for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is the move to the Wear operating system. Tizen was no doubt a wonderful OS, however suffered great limitations to apps. With Wear OS 3, you’ll get access to more apps.

Cellular Connectivity – The LTE Model is a Standalone Smartwatch

Like I mentioned earlier, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic comes in two models. Both 42mm and 46mm sizes come in Bluetooth/WiFi and LTE models. The LTE model is a standalone smartwatch. This means that it has cellular capabilities that allow it to make and receive calls independent of a smartphone. It will also be able to stream music and receive messages independently. The Bluetooth model requires you to carry your phone along to be able to make and receive calls.

Be sure to check the LTE model supported in your region and the supported carriers.

Managing SMS, Calls, and App Notifications

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic can help you manage notifications received on your phone. You can enable apps you want to receive notifications from and from the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic you can reply to notifications with your voice, text or preset replies.

Battery Life – No Improvement Yet

The 46mm size of Galaxy Watch 4 Classic has a battery capacity of 361mAh, while the 42mm has a 247mAh battery capacity. This is not different from that of Galaxy Watch 3. So, you shouldn’t expect a battery life of more than two days. Don’t worry, I’ll update this once I have the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Pros

  • A premium and rugged smartwatch.
  • A comprehensive fitness tracker.
  • 16GB massive onboard music storage.
  • Wear OS gives you access to more apps.
  • Awesome performnace with Exynos w920.

Cons

  • Not compartible with iOS phones.
  • Watch band is rather crappy.
  • ECG and Blood pressure monitoring work at most with only Samsung smartphones.
  • Battery life is abysmal.
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