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Galaxy Watch promises more than 80 hours of autonomy

Samsung lana Galaxy Watch, successor to Samsung Gear, and claims that it has more than 80 hours of autonomy on one battery charge

Goodbye Samsung Gear, al Galaxy Watch. With a new brand and new models, the Korean giant is trying to reboot its smart watch with the aim of gaining a larger share of the market currently dominated by Apple. And the news is good: connectivity via cellular network, wireless charging, Super AMOLED screen and resistance to dives of up to 5 atmospheres (about 40 meters deep).

samsung galaxy watchGalaxy Watch novelty at Samsung event

There are two models, one 46mm in silver and a smaller one (42mm) in rose gold. Both will be available in the US and South Korea in late August for $ 349.99 and $ 329.99. Contrary to rumors that have recently circulated, Watch has not traded Samsung's proprietary system, Tizen, for Google's WearOS.

samsung galaxy watchSamsung Galaxy Watch models announced

Visually, the Watch is very similar to the Gear. It is round and its outer ring allows you to walk through the interface functions. Samsung promises more than 80 hours of battery life in normal use on the larger model.

samsung galaxy watch

O Samsung Galaxy Watch it brings some functionalities linked to well being and health, like a heart monitor that detects when your heart is beating faster and invites you to relax. It automatically detects whether you are running, swimming or cycling, as well as being able to adjust to 39 different physical activities. It is also able to monitor the quality of your sleep, as long as you fall asleep using the watch.

samsung galaxy watch

According to report by market research firm Canalys, Samsung had 12.8% of the wearable market last year while Apple dominated about 53% of it.

Technical Specifications

See below the specifications of the two models of the Galaxy Watch:

Galaxy Watch specifications

ModelGalaxy Watch Silver 46mmGalaxy Watch 42mm Midnight Black

Galaxy Watch 42mm Rose Gold

Screen1.3 (33mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)

Full Color Always On Display

Corning Gorilla DX +

1.2 (30mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)

Full Color Always On Display

Corning Gorilla DX +

Dimensions46 x 49 x 13

63g (Without bracelet)

41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7

49g (Without bracelet)

Bracelet22mm (Replaceable)

Color options: Onyx Black, Deep Ocean Blue, Basalt Gray

20mm (replaceable)

Color options: Onyx Black, Lunar Gray, Red Terracotta, Lime Yellow, Cosmo Purple, Pink Beige, Gray, Natural Brown

ProcessorExynos 9110 Dual core 1.15GHz
Operational systemTizen Based Wearable OS 4.0
MemoryLTE: 1.5GB RAM + 4GB internal memory

Bluetooth: 768MB RAM + 4GB internal memory

Connectivity3G / LTE, Bluetooth4.2, Wi-Fi b / g / n, NFC, A-GPS / Glonass
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient Light
LoaderWPC-based wireless charging
Durability5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
CompatibilitySamsung: Android 5.0 or higher

Other: Android 5.0 or higher

iPhone 5 and higher, iOS 9.0 or higher

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