Smartwatch, while helpful, can be quite a pain as it need to be charged fairly regularly unlike non-smart watches. But with the new Samsung Galaxy Watch, you won’t have to. Announced today, this latest wearable tech from the South Korean tech giant now touts over 80 hours of battery life and thanks to the LTE connectivity, it promised to offer a true standalone experience. With cellular capability supported by more than 30 carriers and over 15 countries, messaging, calls, mapping and music are all possible without the need to be tethered to your smartphone.
In addition, the wearable tech also put things like reminders, weather, and latest schedule, right on your wrist. Perfect for times when you feel like traveling light without a smartphone. With this device, Samsung also wants to alleviate you from the stress modern day imposed on you with an in-built stress management tracker. With this feature, it is able to detect high levels of stress and offers breathing exercises to help to keep you centered and focused.
Additionally, there is an advanced sleep tracker that helps to monitor all levels of sleep – even REM cycles – all in the name of giving you the best rest possible. Fitness on the wearable tech also gets updated with 21 new indoor exercises, tracking a total of 39 workouts that are user-customizable. And what’s a healthy lifestyle without a balanced nutrition, right? As such, the watch also offers calorie tracking, plus letting you stay on top of what you ear using Bixby Vision. All you have to do is to take a photo of each meal and instantly log the nutritional information in Samsung Health.
Design wise, the watch is not surprisingly rather regular looking. Nothing out-of-this-world here, really. It is offered in a silver, 46 mm version, as well as a smaller 42 mm variety in a choice of black or rose gold. As with most smartwatches, the dial face is selectable from a selection while the straps include options from strap specialist Braloba.
Other interesting bits include rotating bezel, an Always On Display circular Super AMOLED display, wireless rechargeable 270 or 472 mAh battery, Exynos 9110 dual core 1.15 GHz processor, 1.5 GB RAM with 4 GB onboard storage, built-in WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass, the dual suspect of sensors, 3G/LTE radios, MIL-STD-810G standard with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+, water resistance up to 5 ATM (up to 50 meters or 164 feet), and for analog watch lovers, the Galaxy Watch offers analog watch ticks and hourly chimes, plus a depth effect that casts shadows defining every detail on the watch face to mimic the look and feel of a regular watch.
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch is set to be available starting in the U.S. on August 24, 2018 at select carriers and retail locations, in Korean, starting August 31, 2018. Other select markets will follow suit on September 14, 2018. As for price, it is yet to be disclosed. The new Samsung Galaxy Watch is compatible with Android 5.0 smartphones, as well as iPhone 5 or newer iPhones running iOS 9.0 or higher, and oh, it is powered by Samsung’s very own Tizen-based wearable OS 4.0.
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