After leaking a few weeks ago, we were all hoping that Samsung’s new watch would be presented at the IFA in Berlin that is being held at the end of the month. However, the Korean brand has decided to accompany the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with its new device, a watch with 4G connectivity that has many new features.
Samsung officially says goodbye to the “Gear” brand in favor of a new name: Galaxy Watch, a watch that inherits the name of the manufacturer’s phones in order to better identify the products in its catalog. But the name is not the only thing that changes since, as Samsung has just announced in its Unpacked event that is being held in New York, its new watch improves, and much, the latest Gear S3 of the brand.
This is the new Samsung Galaxy Watch
The Galaxy Watch will be marketed, finally in two sizes, 42 mm and 46 mm and both versions of the watch come with a rotating bezel as happens with other watches released by the brand. A brand that argues that we will have different options to customize the device using straps or different digital spheres.
Test and review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The new watch from the Korean firm boasts waterproofing of up to 5 meters so there is no risk of damaging the AMOLED display of the watch, protected with Gorilla DX + glass, as long as you do not go below that depth. Samsung also indicates that you can use the Galaxy Watch for several days without having to recharge it since the 42 mm model has a battery of 270 mah 472 in the case of 46 mm.
How could it be otherwise, the new Galaxy Watch also presents some health-oriented features, including heart rate monitoring to create a baseline for each user, sleep monitoring, sports manager, etc … something very common in this type of devices. But undoubtedly the most striking is its LTE connectivity. The company indicates that this will be the case in 15 countries, but we do not know which ones, for now.
Samsung wants to promote the use of Bixby, not only in the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and other devices of the company, which is why this Galaxy Watch can also make use of the virtual assistant of the company to make queries or adjust the watch settings.
Price and Availability
For the time being we will have to wait until August 24 of this same year for the device to hit the shelves, it comes with a free watch band if you order before September 8 . The staring price is set to $330 for the 42mm version and for the 46mm the price is set to $350 .