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Samsung Galaxy Watch Full Specifications and Features

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Last Updated on August 9, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Samsung galaxy smartwatch is the latest smartwatch from Samsung Electronics. It is the successor to the Samsung Gear S3 models and comes with improvements in terms of fitness tracking, the design and performance. The Galaxy watch runs on Tizen 4.0 OS and was released in August 2018. The full specifications and features follows.

samsung galaxy watch full specifications

Samsung Galaxy Watch Full Specifications

 Samsung Galaxy Watch
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch
Device typeClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatch
PredessesorSamsung Gear S3
Successor--
Released dateAugust, 2018
Ideal forMen (46mm)
Women (42mm)

DISPLAY

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
Display size1.3 inch (46mm)
1.2 inch (42mm)
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density278 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel
Always-onYes

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7 mm (42mm)
46 x 49 x 13 mm (46mm)
Weight63 grams (46mm)
49 grams (42mm)
Casing materialStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap/band materialSilicone
(leather straps also available)
Bezel MaterialCeramics
Strap size22 mm (46mm)
20 mm (42mm)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DX+
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, silver, rose-gold

MEMORY

RAM1.5GB (LTE),
0.75GB (non-LTE)
Internal storage4GB
Memory card slotNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.2
Bluetooth callingYes
Wi-FiYes
NFCYes
GPSGLONASS/GPS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

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

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
StressYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenNo
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNo
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsYes
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon modeYes
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes
Safety trackingNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Music streamingYes
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerYes
MicrophoneYes
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassNo
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Pulse Ox.No
ECGNo
ThermometerNo
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 4.0
ChipsetExynos 9110
CPUDual core 1.15GHz
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 472mAh (46mm)
270mAh (42mm)
Battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 3 days+
Charging typeCharging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYes
Solar powerNo
Rapid charging_

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYes
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseYes

MISC

Payment systemSamsung pay
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appSamsung Gear app
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mm/20mm
Voice commandYes

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Straps
Charger
Quick start guide
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Features

Design and Display

The Samsung galaxy smartwatch is the latest smartwatch from popular South-Korean electronics maker Samsung. It was released on August 24th in the US, September 6th in the United Kingdom. It succeeded the Samsung Gear S3 classic and frontier released November,2016.

The Samsung galaxy smartwatch has quite a lot of features plus significant improvement in the performance. It comes in two different sizes, a bigger 46mm and 42mm for the smaller wrist. The body is made of stainless steel giving it a flashy , highly attractive and a perfect luxury appearance.

Samsung galaxy watch has a quiet bigger display size of 1.3inch for the 46mm model and 1.2inch for the 42mm model. It uses super AMOLED display technology featuring always-on-display (AOD), which makes it easier for you to view display text more clearly. Its dark background also means you can view the display clearly under bright sunlight.

The Samsung galaxy watch has military grade rating of MIL-STD-810G which makes it rugged and will survive tough conditions. With waterproof rating of 5ATM, it is water resistant up to 50 meters. The glass features a corning gorilla DX+ for screen protection. Considering its enormous features, the Samsung galaxy watch weighs just 63 grams for the 46mm model and 49 grams for the 42mm model.

Connectivity and Components

Samsung galaxy watch has NFC chip inbuilt which supports Samsung Pay, a contactless payment system that lets you make payments on the go directly from the watch. It also comes with Bluetooth and WiFi for easy and effortless connection to compatible devices. It also comes with a built-in GPS for tracking outdoor activities.

Battery

Samsung galaxy watch has an impressive battery life considering its vast features, the 46mm version has a battery capacity of 472mAh while the 42mm has a battery capacity of 270mAh. On regular usage, the battery life is about 2 to 4 days.

Activity/Fitness tracking

The Samsung galaxy watch can track different activities like your sleep, tracks your heart rate and analyses the heart rate zones. The sensors are quiet sensitive and can automatically detect your activities. It also analyses calories burnt, steps climbed, the distance you covered and tracks swimming activities.

Notifications & Application

The Samsung galaxy watch is also a great companion when it comes to keeping you updated with notifications from your phone. When paired with a compatible phone, the Galaxy watch will notify you when there is a notification from both native and third-party applications on your phone.

Notifications includes; email, SMS, incoming calls alert, weather forecast and event reminder. The Galaxy watch is compatible with android 5.0 above Iphone 9.0 and above.

Samsung Galaxy watch has support for 3G/4G cellular connectivity. It supports e-SIM which allows for making and recieving calls straight from your wrist, the built-in microphone and speaker are well designed for clearer calls. Being a standalone smartwatch makes it even more interesting.

Memory

The Samsung Galaxy watch has a RAM of 0.75GB for the non-LTE and 1.5GB for the LTE version for a faster smartwatch. It has an internal storage of 4GB which can store over 300+ of your favorite tracks. With this you can listen to your favorite tracks on the go while working out, in the office or just recreating via a Bluetooth enabled headphone or earbud.

Customization

The watch faces are customizable, you can select your preferred watch face from the numerous watch faces preloaded on the device. The straps of the Samsung galaxy watch can be changed and comes in two variants of 20mm and 22mm for the 42mm and 46mm respectively.

The Pros

  • Premium design; classy and stylish.
  • A perfect fitness tracker for the workout freaks.
  • It’s a standalone smartwatch.
  • Accessibility is easy with rotating bezel, touchscreen and two buttons.
  • Microphone/Loudspeaker: Bluetooth calling.

The Cons

  • Its quiet heavy, weighs 63 grams without straps.

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Editor’s Ratings

Samsung’s galaxy watch is quiet a complete smartwatch that will get the job done,with its intuitive and elegant design alongside its fitness tracking features makes it perfect and a very suitable wear for almost any occasion.

Availability in two models gives you more options, the 42mm would be great for women and people with smaller wrists, while the bigger 46mm is ideal for men.

After a thorough evaluation of Samsung Galaxy watch, here is what we think about this device.

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

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