Amidst all the exciting news surrounding the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung has also revealed more exciting peripheral devices and updates that are in store at their recent Unpacked event.
One of those is their all-new smartwatch, aptly named the Galaxy Watch. Samsung’s no stranger to smartwatches, with its Samsung Gear series, but the Galaxy Watch instead aims to look like a real watch through its circular bezel and rotating design. The watch comes in two sizes and various colours: the 42mm in Rose Gold and Midnight Black, and the 46mm in Silver.
The high-res AMOLED display of the watch is protected by military grade Gorilla glass, and the watch is durable with swim-ready 5 ATM water resistance. No worries about being on-the-go without your phone, as the Galaxy Watch is equipped with LTE connectivity and its low-power architecture is said to let you go for several days on a single charge. The battery capacity of the 42mm version sits at 270mAh, while the 46mm has more juice at 472mAh.
The Galaxy Watch also offers customizability with loads of watch bands you can purchase and over 60,000 watch faces to choose from. As usual with smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch is able to monitor your fitness and sleep patterns with a heart rate monitor, 39 trackable workouts, and it even lets you know how much quality rest you got or if you need to de-stress.
Just like the Samsung Gear watches, the Galaxy Watch runs on Tizen OS 4.0. It has a “Daily Briefing” feature, which syncs with your calendar and provides you with the weather and your schedule and to-do list all from your wrist. For easy charging, Samsung will also be releasing a new wireless charger duo that enables you to charge both your Samsung phone and Galaxy Watch at the same time.
No word just yet on pricing and availability for Singapore, but the Galaxy Watch will be sold at US$330 for the 42mm and US$350 for the 46mm in the United States.
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