Samsung is also debuting the latest smartwatch, in contrast to smartphone and tablet announcements today. The Galaxy Watch 3 has new health features, revamped looks and more to it. Here ‘s exactly what you need to know.
Unlike the company’s Active 2 smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is a watch designed with a more sophisticated look but without cutting down on health features. Fitness and health apps are a clear area where this watch is being promoted by Samsung, so let’s start there.
Unlike the Galaxy Watch Active 2, Watch 3 supports heart rate monitoring, move tracking, workout tracking, and also has the inside hardware to support ECG monitoring and blood pressure. Nevertheless, those features are sadly not available in the United States. Samsung has also introduced a new Trip Detection feature to Galaxy Watch 3 which will allow users to send emergency contacts a custom SOS alert. This also supports Samsung Pay but only uses NFC.
Perhaps the biggest news here is that Galaxy Watch 3 brings back the iconic rotating bezel from Samsung — a feature that both Galaxy Watch Active smartwatches lacked. This time around, however, the bezel is smaller, leaving room for larger displays on both the 41 mm and 45 mm versions.
Both models offer both Bluetooth-only and LTE models, obviously with a cost difference. The Watch 3 also has a stainless steel case that houses 247mAh batteries and 340mAh batteries for “multiday” battery life, respectively. Also on board are 5ATM water resistance, Wireless charging, and Tizen OS. Samsung also utilizes 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage on all models of the Exynos 9110 processor.
Colors for the 45 mm edition of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 include Black and Gold but White and Bronze for the 41 mm version.
Galaxy Watch 3 pricing begins at $399 for the 41 mm version, and $429 for the 45 mm version, with prices obviously going for LTE models.