Samsung has revamped its family of smartwatches. Yes, the whole family at once. That is why we now find ourselves with the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series, which is divided into two models: Classic, with the round and rotating frame, and the normal one that replaces the Active family, with a simpler and sportier design. Although what is striking about these new watches is the collaboration between Samsung and Google for the operating system that moves everything in these devices.
And now the two companies worked hand in hand to develop what they have called Wear OS powered by Samsung. A version of the Wear OS operating system with Samsung’s additions and services. In this way, Samsung watches gain features such as map services to tell you step by step where to go, or the ability to proactively send a message, but without neglecting the advances and technologies developed by Samsung as fall detection, take advantage of all the sensors of the device and other qualities.
A mix that seems to work well and that aims to unify or work together with One UI in Samsung cell phones, synchronizing details such as alarms and rest hours, vetoed phone numbers, and other details such as apps and wallpapers. The idea is that the experience will be the same on the watch and the mobile.
Galaxy Watch4 Datasheet
|Samsung Galaxy Watch4||Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic|
|Screen||– 44 mm: 1.36″ and resolution 450 x 450, 330 dpi|
– 40 mm: 1.19″ and resolution 396 x 396, 330 dpi
|– 46 mm: 1.36″ and resolution 450 x 450, 330 dpi|
– 42 mm: 1.19″ and resolution 396 x 396, 330 dpi
|Processor||Exynos W920 (5nm processor)||Exynos W920 (5nm processor)|
|Memory||1.5GB of RAM + 16GB of storage||1.5GB of RAM + 16GB of storage|
|Dimensions||– 44mm: 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8mm|
– 40mm: 40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8mm
|– 46mm: 45.5 x 45.5 x 11mm|
– 42mm: 41.5 x 41.5 x 11.2mm
|Finishes||Aluminum sphere||Stainless steel dial|
|Weight||– 44 mm: 30.3 gr|
– 40 mm: 25.9 gr
|– 46 mm: 52 gr|
– 42 mm: 46.5 gr
|Battery||– 44 mm: 361 mAh|
– 40 mm: 247 mAh
|– 46 mm: 361 mAh|
– 42 mm: 247 mAh
Samsung BioActive Sensor (PPG + ECG + BIA)
Samsung BioActive Sensor (PPG + ECG + BIA)
|New features||Social interaction (challenges with friends), activity auto-detection, body condition measurement, fall detector, snoring detection, collaboration with headphones and Samsung phones||Social interaction (challenges with friends), activity auto-detection, body condition measurement, fall detector, snoring detection, collaboration with headphones and Samsung phones|
|Release date||August 27, 2021||August 27, 2021|
|Price||From $249.99||From $349.99|
Super Efficient Processor and Many Sensors
Another interesting point of this Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series family is that they come with a processor manufactured in 5 nanometers. More powerful and efficient to extend as much as possible the battery. Its name is Exynos W920, and it is accompanied by 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
This brain processes all the data collected by the numerous sensors distributed throughout the body of the watch. It lacks nothing: accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, compass, brightness sensor, Samsung’s BioActive sensor to measure the pulse, a sensor for electrocardiograms, and the novelty of this edition: the BIA or Bioelectrical Resistance Analysis Sensor. An addition that can analyze muscle mass, bone mass, and other data to have a complete record of our body.
New Functions, New Challenges
This new set of all-in-one sensors makes the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series family gain new functionalities. The most striking is to get a detailed analysis of our body composition. Just as some scales do, by launching a small electric current through our bodies from an electrode to electrode, these watches can know a multitude of data. Depending on the delay of the electrical impulse, it can calculate the percentage of body fat, the weight of our muscles, calculate the muscle fat index, the amount of water we have, and other details.
They have also improved the auto-detection of more than 100 activities to avoid having to proactively measure workouts. And they have created social interaction to pose health challenges with friends and get more motivation to move. Something already seen with the activity circles of the Apple Watch.
Along with this, they have also improved qualities such as the measurement of rest. Now the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series can hear you snoring. They will measure whether you snore or not, when and at what volume. It will measure your blood oxygen level at night as well. All this so you can be aware of another important point of your health.
In addition, Samsung wants to make you train from the watch and is working to develop workouts that you can launch from the watch to your Samsung TV to be guided and do it from home.
They have also introduced gestures to use functions from the watch: shake up and down your wrist to take a call, shake sideways to hang up or cancel an alarm, or tap your knuckles a couple of times in the air on an imaginary door to perform a pre-programmed action.
Pricing and Availability of the Galaxy Watch4
As we have mentioned, there are different models within the new Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series family. And, within each line, different sizes. So these are the price options that arrive from august 27:
- Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic: $349.99 (Bluetooth version) and $399.99 (LTE Version)
- Samsung Galaxy Watch4: $249.99 (Bluetooth version) and $299.99 (LTE Version)
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