SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH 4 AND GALAXY WATCH 4 CLASSIC’S GREAT FEATURES YOU NEED TO KNOW
Over the years Samsung has ensured their high-end smartwatches remain outstanding, and their latest Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Classic aren’t an exception in this space based on extensive features and quality delivery. It comes as the subject flagship was officially unveiled alongside the Samsung Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 during the Galaxy Unpacked Livestream.
The latest flagship proves to be a tech-heavy, classically styled concept, while to ensure it exclusively stands out, it features the new Wear OS Powered by Samsung, built jointly with the Android giant Google, on top of that, it’s equipped with One UI Watch, which is yet understood to be Samsung’s most intuitive user interface.
Yet, am not sure that’s all you care about the smartwatch, however, the subject flagship also comes with an amazing feature viewed as a credible rival for Apple Watch and that is a new BioActive Sensor, this promises more advanced health and fitness tracking in a more compact sensor. Based on this it will be fair to take a look at each of these unique features the company has come up with in a race for the best smartwatch. It’s clear the company did work very hard to bring in improved hardware and software in its latest edition, howbeit, let’s find out more.
The Wear OS 3
It’s worth knowing that the biggest upgrade that Samsung is bringing with its new flagship is practically on the software front. The subject flagship which comes in two variants is reportedly the company’s first-ever to run Wear OS 3, an OS co-developed by Samsung and Google, however, this isn’t just a joint effort affair but a new platform that promises fast, cohesive, and power-efficient. Equally, in addition to the Wear OS 3, the latest flagship also runs Samsung’s own One UI Watch 3 interface that includes additional features, such as the ability to automatically install watch versions of apps installed on your connected smartphone, and also sync settings between phone and watch versions of the apps.
In addition to the features already mentioned, the flagship irrespective of the spec (Watch 4 and classic) Wear OS 3 also promises access to thousands of watch faces and popular apps via the Play Store. Also in addition to a bunch of features associated with this, it’s worth noting that effort is made to ensure that Spotify and YouTube Music will practically support offline music playback directly via Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. While noting that a number of apps, such as Google Assistant, Google Pay, Google Maps, and not excluding Nike Run+ will equally be available.
Brand-New Exynos Processor and Higher Memory
The latest processor is reportedly one of the icings in the cake, yet on the hardware end. Samsung’s brand-new Exynos processor is deployed in each of the specs for the Watch 4 series. However, the subject series comes equipped with an Exynos W920 chipset that is made with the aid of an extremely power-efficient 5nm process, which features two Cortex-A55 CPU cores and the Mali-G68 GPU. Based on design specification, the subject processor makes the two variant flagship’s Watch 4 and the Classic much faster and power-efficient than any other Wear OS wearable.
Furthermore, it also features 1.5GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. And if compared to Galaxy Watch 3, this implies 3x more RAM and 2x more storage capacity. In the long run, this provides users with more storage for their musical files and apps installation while offering smoother multitasking due to enhanced RAM.
Yet, the new flagship also features 4G LTE (in some variants), dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0. Users can also take calls, make mobile payments, and check notifications with the aid of the smartwatch.
Accurate Tracking of Activity and Fitness
The great news here is that both specs of the new flagship come equipped with the latest sensors, ranging from accelerometer, compass, barometer, ECG, gyro, and also a heart-rate monitor designed to track your physical activity and fitness. While to ensure your outdoor activities, such as cycling, swimming, and running are equally tracked, the inclusion of GPS wasn’t overlooked. Funny enough, it’s also good to note that the two variants are equally equipped to track your body fat composition, SpO2 levels, sleep quality, and stress levels.
Specs are Built Tough, Thanks to IP68 and MIL-STD-810G Design
One could imagine if flagships packed with such powerful hardware and elegant design could resist some natural issues! Yes, and this is because the flagships of both variants are built extremely tough. It’s worth noting that the specs are IP68 certified for dust and water resistance notably up to 5 ATM. And they are also MIL-STD-810G-compliant for shock resistance. These features equally imply that one can wear any of the specs while swimming.
The Flagships Last Long and Offer Wireless Charging
Apart from being tough, it’s evident users crave for longer battery life irrespective of a traditional charging option, yet both specs of Samsung’s flagship support Qi wireless charging. What this means is that the possibility of having them charged via your high-end Galaxy smartphone with the aid of wireless PowerShare is ever assured. To be specific, the 40mm version of the Galaxy Watch 4 and the 42mm version for the Classic spec are powered by 247mAh batteries, while the 44mm version and the 46mm version of the flagships are packed with 361mAh batteries.
The Rotating Bezel
While the flagship – Watch 4 is viewed as a watch designed for those who like a more compact smartwatch, even though the rotating bezel is seen lacking in Watch 4, the company has decided to include the feature in the new Watch 4 Classic owing to the fact that a good number of people love the rotating bezel on their Galaxy wearable.
These Series are Extremely Customizable
If you wish to change the color scheme and add complications, the multiple faces made by Samsung specifically for the subject flagships are readily available. Based on high-level customization, the need to replace the bundle 20mm watch straps with a third-party one that suits your style is applicable. Possibly by choosing from thousands of watch faces that are available in the Play Store.
In addition to the already mentioned is the LTE variants which feature eSIM, and that’s for you to take calls, stream music on Spotify, and make payments either via Samsung Pay or Google Pay, even when your phone is farfetched.
At this juncture, one is convinced that you have lots of reasons to lay your hands on any of the specs.