New galaxy Watch 4 Features, Specifications, and Price
Apple has been in control of the smartwatch market for a long time, and it still is, but Samsung was competing strongly in this market, and for most users, Galaxy Watches were the only alternative to Apple Watches. Will things change with the Galaxy Watch 4?
Perhaps Samsung is facing a big challenge with its latest smartwatches. This is due to the high expectations of users, as well as the arrival of the watch with Wear OS in cooperation with Google.
Looking at the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, we note that Samsung has already provided everything it can offer at the moment, both in terms of design and materials, or in terms of internal specifications.
Design in Galaxy Watch 4
The new Samsung watches are based on the usual Galaxy Watch design. Samsung has been sticking to the circular design for many years. It is the design that makes the watch more like a traditional watch. Unlike the Apple Watch’s strange design.
Speaking of the Classic version, it comes with a stainless steel body and is available in 42 millimeters and 46 millimeters. In the Classic Edition, Samsung offers the same movable rounded edges that were offered in the early versions of the series.
That’s when it used to offer virtual bezels in the regular Watch 4 version. Samsung relied on rubber bracelets in both versions, but with different materials and manufacturing quality. The Galaxy Watch 4 regular edition can be described as the new generation of Active watches from the company.
According to the opinions of users who have tried it, the new Samsung watch is comfortable to wear for long periods despite its relatively high weight.
Operating system in Galaxy Watch 4
The Galaxy Watch 4 is distinguished in terms of manufacturing materials and provides the user with everything a smartwatch might need. All in all, we can’t describe the change in design between the Galaxy Watch 3 and 4 as huge.
The biggest change is seen in the operating system. Where Samsung is giving up the Tizen system in exchange for Wear OS 3, which was developed in cooperation between Google and Samsung, as previously mentioned.
This is while Tizen has been known to be much better than Wear OS in previous years. But now we can theoretically assume that Samsung has integrated its system into that of Google.
Samsung describes the operating system on its watch as One Watch UI, meaning that Samsung has made modifications to Wear OS 3 on the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic just as it does in Android on smartphones.
Of course, the user needs to spend a few minutes adjusting the settings of his smartwatch to use it in the way that suits him. Especially some settings like Raise to Wake don’t work by default.
The new Wear OS 3 system can be described as very close to Samsung’s Tizen system, and this is normal given that we are talking about Samsung watches themselves, which received significant modifications to the system as mentioned previously.
In general, the user experience is excellent on the new Samsung watches, as it comes with a large 1.4-inch screen with a resolution of 450 * 450 pixels, a type of Super AMOLED, in the larger version, 46 millimeters, compared to 369 * 369 pixels and measuring 1.2 inches in the smaller version.
Support and applications
The new Samsung watches are mainly characterized by the great integration between them and the Android operating system. As the old clocks did not have access to Google apps and services.
But with Wear OS 3, the new watches support the Play Store, with access to hundreds of applications, and they will receive significant improvements in the coming months to serve users of the new Samsung watches.
Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic users can access Google apps such as Google Maps, Google Fit, and Google Pay. In addition to the rest of the applications that users of Samsung watches have been deprived of for years.
Apart from the Google services and applications themselves, the Play Store includes basic applications such as Spotify, Outlook, music, and navigation applications in general.
Health and Sports in Galaxy Watch 4
The new Samsung watches offer integrated features and features in terms of health monitoring and sports tracking. And the Korean giant has relied on a new sensor called Samsung BioActive in the new generation of its watches.
This sensor enables tracking of both BIA and ECG as well as acting as a PPG heart rate sensor. And this is with great support from many algorithms and software techniques.
The new BIA watches allow measurement of body composition including fat percentage, muscle percentage, body mass index, body water level, and more. It is a feature we see for the first time.
In terms of sports, the new watches depend on the Samsung Health app on the one hand, and the Google Fit app on the other. With the watch’s support for GPS navigation technologies, which is useful in tracking your running or walking distances.
Performance and battery consumption
The new Samsung watches rely on a distinctive processor, the Samsung Exynos W920, which provides a frequency of 1.18 GHz based on two separate cores. In addition to 1.5 GB of RAM. The watch also supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic comes with a battery with a capacity of 361 mAh, for a measurement of 46 millimeters. This capacity makes the watch able to withstand a maximum of one and a half or two days. While the watch needs about an hour and a half to charge from 10% to 100%.
In smaller versions, the battery is consequently smaller, and its life is less, so we can assume that the watch will not provide a large battery life, and this is normal compared to its capabilities and features available in it, just like the Apple Watch.
Galaxy watch 4 prices
- The price for Galaxy Watch 4 is around $250
- The price for Galaxy Watch classic 4 is around $350
New galaxy Watch 4 Features, Specifications, and Price