Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 4 Classic launched with new WearOS
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are officially the first pair of smartwatches that runs on the completely revamped Wear OS that’s collectively developed by Samsung and Google.
Samsung’s version of this new Wear OS is called One UI Watch. On the hardware front, the Watch 4 series is powered by the new 5nm Exynos W920 chip that’s paired with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB on both versions.
The standard Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the spiritual successor of the Watch Active 2. It has a capacitive digital bezel and offers sportier watch bands made of durable rubber. It also has comparatively smaller dials – 44mm (1.36-inch screen) and 40mm (1.19-inch screen).
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic succeeds the Watch 3 from last year and brings the characteristic physical rotating bezel and stainless steel body. It is also larger at 46mm and 42mm options while keeping the same screen sizes.
Samsung claims that regardless of the variant and size chosen, these watches can average around 40 hours of battery life.
New on the Galaxy Watch 4 series is a 3-in-1 BioActive sensor which combines an optical heart rate sensor, electrical heart sensor, and a bioelectric impedance analysis sensor. So, it can detect a range of statistics like ECG, atrial fibrillation, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, skeletal muscle mass, body fat percentage, and metabolic rate.
The Galaxy Watch 4 price starts at USD 250 globally, while the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic price starts at USD 350.