The wait is over. Samsung has finally Unpacked the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 9 flagship. Though all the eyes were on the latest Note, the company also unveiled its latest smartwatch dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Watch alongside.
Samsung Galaxy Watch: Full specifications
If you’ve seen or owned the previous generation Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch will look more or less familiar to you. Samsung decided to stay with the tried and tested design language which is not a bad thing by any means.
Talking about the size of the watch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch comes in two size variants – 42mm and 46mm. There are three color variants available at present – Black, Silver and Rose Gold. The Rose Gold variant, however, is only available in the smaller 42mm size which is Samsung’s take on making the device feasible for the female audience out there.
The interface and the gestures are pretty familiar – we get a rotating bezel which can be used to access the watch menu and perform a lot of useful actions. On the right side (provided you wear the watch on your left hand), there are two buttons (more tactile than the previous generation watches by Samsung), one of which would take you back to the home screen while the other can be configured as per your needs – you can set it to open a specific app of your own choosing or you can set it to start a workout routine or start the GPS (yes, there is GPS) if you are going jogging or something.
Moving on to the display, the Samsung Galaxy Watch has a fully circular 1.3-inch AMOLED display (1.2-inch for the 42mm variant) giving out a resolution of 360×360 pixels and a pixel density of 390ppi.
By default, the stock watch straps are made of rubber, though you can change them as per your needs. Talking about the straps, the Samsung Galaxy Watch is water resistant meaning that you can take a shower while wearing it. For this, we’d recommend that you stick to the rubber strap as a leather strap probably won’t last that long.
As far as the battery life of the watch is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Watch is made to last at least 4 days of usage (we get a 472 mAh battery) as per the company. The 42mm variant, however, has a much smaller battery and we cannot just expect it to last that long on a single charge.
Moving on to the storage, we get 4GB of internal storage and a whopping 1.5GB of RAM which is pretty significant. We get a Tizen-based wearable OS 4.0 and in case you are wondering as to whether or not you would get enough apps and watch faces, you can stay rest assured.
The watch supports LTE meaning that you won’t have to rely on a smartphone to operate it. This was stressed a lot during the launch event as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a pretty potent choice of a smartwatch. We get the ever-friendly Samsung approach of cramping in as many features as possible. The presence of LTE makes it a standalone device and you can take it outdoors without having to bring your smartphone along. Definitely worth giving a try.
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