Samsung revealed its smartwatches for 2021 — the Galaxy Watch 4 and 4 Classic.
Internally, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and 4 Classic are the same. For one, they are the first watches to sport One UI Watch. Since it’s based on Google’s Wear OS, a vast library of Android apps works here.
They are also powered with Samsung’s new Exynos W920 5nm chipset that’s meant for wearables. It is optimized to make Always-On Display efficient, has a 4G LTE Cat.4 modem, has 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
The duo also has advanced health and fitness trackers. They have Samsung bioactive sensor, which is placed on the back, and even teams up with special sensors placed on the physical buttons. Together, they can measure PPG for blood volume and flow, ECG for heart rhythm, and BIA for body composition.
Together with One UI Watch, the Watch 4 series can track more than 100 workouts and activities.
Samsung also improved sleep management on these devices. It now has snoring detection and blood and oxygen tracking.
The Watch 4 series also has a couple of gesture commands. You can nod your wrist to answer a call, shake to dismiss, and more. It will also go on Do Not Disturb mode if you’re phone is in it.
Now, for the difference. Obviously, the Watch 4 Classic is the fancier. It has a rotating bezel and a stainless steel body. It comes in 42mm and 46mm versions.
Meanwhile, the vanilla Galaxy Watch 4 will come in 40mm and 44mm sizes. Instead of a physical rotating bezel, it has a digital one.
Battery capacity is quite similar. The smaller sizes have 247mAh while the bigger ones have 361mAh. Samsung claims they can last for up to 40 hours on a single two-hour full charge.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 starts at Php12,990 in the Philippines, while the Watch 4 Classic begins at Php17,990. It will be up for pre-order sometime this month and will be available in September.