Samsung Announces the New Galaxy Watch
Kicking off the “Gear” naming convention for their flagship wearable, Samsung have today announced the brand new Galaxy Watch.
Galaxy Watch brings the best of the Samsung’s Galaxy ecosystem with long-lasting battery life, LTE connectivity, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalized design. Galaxy Watch helps users accomplish more with new stress and sleep monitoring capabilities, in addition to offering a more robust line up of style options including three new watch faces in Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold, and new customizable watch band colors.
“At Samsung, we have a long history of providing consumers with choice, while maintaining innovation within our products, and we are excited to continue the proud heritage of our Galaxy line with our wearables,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “The new Galaxy Watch was designed for all lifestyles to help meet consumer needs, such as more efficient battery life to stay connected longer, and better wellness tracking to help users maintain their goals – we are delivering them with connected experiences, all at the touch of a wrist.”
Galaxy Watch’s improved battery life of up to 80+ hours eliminates the need for daily charging and helps consumers keep up with their busy week. With a longer battery life, untethering from their smartphone has never been easier with Galaxy Watch’s LTE connectivity – across 30+ carriers and 15+ countries – for a true standalone experience across devices through messaging, calls, mapping and music. Users can also start and end their day with morning and evening briefings to help stay on top of reminders, weather and their latest schedule.
Designed with wellness in mind, Galaxy Watch offers a true holistic health experience with its new stress management tracker, which automatically detects high levels of stress and offers breathing exercises to help keep users cetered and focused. In addition, a new advanced sleep tracker monitors all levels of sleep, including REM cycles, to help users adjust sleeping habits and get the rest they need to take on their day.
With sleep and stress under control, Galaxy Watch also helps users achieve other health and wellness goals, including fitness. Galaxy Watch adds 21 new indoor exercises, tracking a total of 39 workouts that allow consumers to customize and change up their routines. Because balanced nutrition is as important as exercise, Galaxy Watch makes it easier than ever with intuitive calorie tracking and personalized alerts.
Galaxy Watch caters to more sizes and styles with a silver, 46mm version and 42mm option in black or rose gold. Users can customize Galaxy Watch even more with a selection of watch faces and straps. Galaxy Watch carries the legacy of Samsung’s smartwatches with its trademark circular, rotating bezel while embracing the digital look with Always On Display, in addition to improved usability. For the first time, Galaxy Watch features analog watch ticks and hourly chimes, and a depth effect that casts shadows defining every detail on the watch face for a traditional look and feel. In addition, Galaxy Watch’s certified military-level durability with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ and industry-leading water resistance with a 5 ATM rating allows for long-lasting use, no matter the environment.
Galaxy Watch brings users all the benefits from the Galaxy Ecosystem creating a seamless experience with SmartThings, Samsung Health, Samsung Flow, Samsung Knox, Bixby and with partnerships like Spotify and Under Armour. Easily access and control devices on Galaxy Watch with SmartThings – all at the touch of a wrist – from turning on the lights and TV in the morning to adjusting the temperature before bed. Samsung makes music and multimedia control even easier on Galaxy Watch with Spotify allowing users to listen to songs offline or without a smartphone with Spotify Offline mode in addition to keeping information secure with Samsung Knox and easily unlocking PCs or tablets using Samsung Flow.
The Bluetooth variant of the Galaxy Watch will be available starting in New Zealand from September 2018, from retailers including Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman, JBHIFI, PBTech. The LTE variant will be available in late 2018 at a date to be confirmed. For additional product information, please visit the Samsung NZ website at http://www.samsung.com/nz
|Galaxy Watch Specifications|
|Model||Galaxy Watch 46mm Silver||Galaxy Watch 42mm Midnight Black
Galaxy Watch 42mm Rose Gold
|Display||1.3” (33mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)
Full Color Always On Display
Corning® Gorilla® DX+
|1.2” (30mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)
Full Color Always On Display
Corning® Gorilla® DX+
|Size||46 x 49 x 13
63g (without strap)
|41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7
49g (without strap)
Option Color: Onyx Black, Deep Ocean Blue, Basalt Grey
Option Color: Onyx Black, Lunar Grey, Terracotta Red, Lime Yellow, Cosmo Purple, Pink Beige, Cloud Grey, Natural Brown
|AP||Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15GHz|
|OS||Tizen Based Wearable OS 4.0|
|Memory||LTE: 1.5GB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory
Bluetooth®: 768MB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory
|Connectivity||3G/LTE, Bluetooth®4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient Light|
|Charge||WPC based wireless charging|
|Durability||5ATM4 + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G5
5ATM certified water resistance can withstand water pressure up to 50m in a static environment. Device suitable for swimming and snorkeling but not for diving, water sports or scuba diving.
(MIL-STD-810G) is military grade testing against a subset of 10 specific conditions, including drops from 4.9 feet, extreme temperatures, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude.
|Compatibility||Samsung: Android 5.0 or later
Other: Android 5.0 or later
iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above
※ Activation feature for Mobile Network of Galaxy watch with Non-Samsung smartphones may not be available in some countries