Galaxy Watch 4 in different colours.

Samsung reveals new Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic at Unpacked

At its Unpacked event for August, Samsung has revealed not one but two watches, though the differences appear to be mainly in the aesthetics of the wearables.

The two watches on offer will be the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. The Watch 4 is a rather sleek, featureless wearable – as pictured in the header while the Classic iteration features a rotating bezel that you can see in the image below.

The Galaxy Watch Classic wearables in black and white.

Let’s start with the sensors within the wearables.

The main sensor here contains three separate sensors operating in tandem namely an:

  • Optical Heart Rate sensor
  • Electrical Heart sensor
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

The idea here is that by combining these sensors into one, Samsung could streamline the design and it added a few more notable features as well.

One of these is a new Body Composition Tool that measures a number of factors including skeletal muscle, fat mass, body fat, body mass index and body water. Samsung hopes that users will be able to better understand their body composition with the help of this feature and claims that the Watch can capture 2 400 data points in 15 seconds with a 98 percent accuracy.

Samsung also touched on improvements to sleep management which include snoring detection, Blood O2 tracking and an enhanced sleep score which we feel is an update that has been a long time coming. We’re not keen on knowing how much we snore but that’s just us.

There are also several new improvements to One UI Watch such as better integration with Google Maps and Spotify. Additionally, app settings on your Samsung smartphone and Samsung Watch will carry over provided you the apps are compatible.

To that end, you will also find that when you download a Watch compatible app on your smartphone, it will be added to your Watch.

Inside the Watch 4 you will find a 5nm processor paired with 16GB of storage and a high resolution display.

The battery is said to last 40 hours and a full charge will take just 2 hours. If you’re in a rush a 30 minute charge will keep you going for at least 10 hours.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch Classic launches in the US on 27th August and prices start at $249.99 and $349.99 respectively.


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