Following on from rumours and leaked information prior to today’s Samsung Unpacked 2018 media event, Samsung has today confirmed the launch of its new Galaxy Watch. Announcing it will be available in two sizes either 42 mm and 46 mm and three finishes, Rose Gold, Silver and Midnight Black.
Equipped with a high-resolution AMOLED touch display, the new Samsung Galaxy Watch includes an improved battery life which is capable of providing “several days” worth of use of a single charge. If you like to changing your watch face on a regular basis will be pleased to know that Samsung is making available 60,000 faces and the high resolution display is protected by a durable Gorilla Glass covering.
“A watch is the classic fashion accessory, and the Galaxy Watch lets users express their own unique style. It offers more sizes and styles with a 46mm version in Silver, as well as a 42mm option in Midnight Black and Rose Gold.”
The latest Samsung Galaxy Watch is also water resistant and includes fitness and health tracking technology thanks to its “Connected Health” feature. The Galaxy Watch is also capable of tracking your sleep patterns providing feedback and fitness data to help improve your health. Connectivity is provided by LTE and many of the features from the previously launched Gear S3 still remain. “The Galaxy Watch’s advanced fitness tracking features keep you motivated, and on track. It automatically tracks six of the most popular exercises — walking, running, cycling, elliptical, training, rowing, and dynamic workouts — and features 21 new indoor exercises from a selection of 39 activities.”
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Bluetooth 42mm version will be available for $329.99, and the 46mm version will be available for $349.99 in the US at Amazon, Best Buy and Samsung.com starting August 24, 2018. The Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE version will be available at AT&T, Samsung.com, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon, along with select major national retailers later in 2018. “Pre-orders begin on August 10, 2018, and run through August 23, 2018 on Samsung.com. Consumers who preorder or order Galaxy Watch before September 8, 2018 on Samsung.com will receive a free Samsung watch band.”