Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic: Reshaping the Smartwatch Experience

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The Galaxy Watch4 Series delivers a holistic suite of health features, an all-new OS and UI and hardware performance

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic — marking a new era for smartwatch innovation. They are the first smartwatches to feature the new Wear OS Powered by Samsung, built jointly with Google, and are equipped with One UI Watch, Samsung’s most intuitive user interface yet. The Galaxy Watch4 series is bolstered with advanced hardware performance and delivers a more seamless and connected user experience than ever before. These new devices have been completely redesigned to provide consumers with the best tools to manage their wellness.

 

 

“We have seen an incredible amount of growth for the Galaxy Watch series as consumers have discovered the health benefits and convenience of wearables,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “We understand the path to wellness is different for everyone, so we built a robust suite of health and wellness features to give people a deeper and more helpful understanding of their overall fitness.”

 

Samsung’s Most Advanced Suite of Health and Wellness Features

Galaxy Watch4 is equipped with Samsung’s amazing BioActive Sensor, which boasts a smaller and more compact design that doesn’t detract from measurement accuracy. This new 3-in-1 sensor uses a single chip to precisely run three powerful health sensors — Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis — so users can monitor their heart rate, blood oxygen level, and, for the first time, calculate their body composition[1]. Our all-new Body Composition measurement tool gives users a deeper understanding of their general health and fitness, with key measurements like skeletal muscle mass, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage. Now, you can check your body composition from your wrist with just two fingers. In about 15 seconds, your watch’s sensor can capture up to 2,400 data points.

 

These smartwatches come packed with an array of wellness features to track your daily activities and stay motivated to be your best. Choose from a wide range of guided workouts, enjoy Group Challenges with your friends and family, or set up a home gym, then track your calorie count and heartrate metrics. And when you’re ready to rest, the Galaxy Watch4 Series offers our most complete picture of your sleep patternswith greater detail than before[2]. Your compatible smartphone detects the sounds of your snores[3], while your smartwatch measures your blood oxygen level when you sleep4 Together with Sleep Scores, you can learn more about you sleep patterns to get better rest.

 

The Ultimate Samsung Mobile Experience, with One UI Watch and Wear OS Powered by Samsung

Simplicity, ease, and efficiency are hallmarks of the Galaxy smartwatch platform—and with Samsung’s brand-new One UI Watch, and Wear OS Powered by Samsung, we’ve made the Samsung smartwatch and Galaxy experience even more seamless. With One UI Watch, compatible apps can be automatically installed on your watch when downloaded on your phone[4], and your important settings – like do not disturb hours and blocked callers – are synced. Auto Switch[5] ensures Galaxy Buds can toggle audio between your phone and watch, depending on usage. You can also effortlessly control your mobile experience with Bixby voice, bezel and Gesture Controls. Move your forearm up and down twice to receive calls and rotate your wrist twice to reject them — or to dismiss notifications and alarms.

 

Galaxy Watch4 series is also the first generation of smartwatches to feature Wear OS Powered by Samsung —a new platform that elevates every aspect of the smartwatch experience. Built by Samsung and Google, this cutting-edge platform lets you tap into an expansive ecosystem right from your wrist – with popular Google apps[6] like Google Maps, and beloved Galaxy services11, like Samsung Pay, SmartThings and Bixby. The new platform also includes support for leading third-party apps12, like adidas Running, Calm, Strava, and Spotify available from Google Play. Along with our advanced hardware and even more intuitive user interface, you can enjoy smooth and convenient integrated experiences with your Galaxy Watch4. For example, our enhanced built-in compass works in tandem with Google Maps to make it easy to explore a new area.

 

Bringing Powerful Performance Directly to Your Wrist 

This incredible experience is backed by serious hardware upgrades including the improved processor, richer displays, and expanded memory. Galaxy Watch4 Series boasts the first 5nm processor in a Galaxy Watch – with 20 per cent faster CPU and 50 per cent more RAM, and a GPU 10 times faster than the previous generation. That means scrolling and multitasking on Galaxy Watch4 Series is smooth and effortless. We also upped the resolution on the display, up to 450 x 450 pixels[7], so visuals are crisp and distinctive. And with an impressive 16GB of memory, you’ll have enough storage to download and store your favorite apps, music, and photos – with the confidence they can be secure, thanks to Samsung’s Knox security platform.

 

Samsung’ leadership in eSIM technology[8] enables users to enjoy the freedom of being able to leave their phone behind, knowing their smartwatch can automatically sync up and fill the gap. We also know a reliable battery is essential to smartwatch. You can have up to 40 hours[9] of battery life, more than enough to keep a charge on an overnight camping trip – even as it supports the faster processor, higher resolution display, expanded memory and more sophisticated health features. And when you need more juice quickly, 30 minutes of charging provides up to 10 hours of battery.

 

Pricing and Availability[10]

 

Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic will be available to purchase in Australia from September 10, 2021. Both watches showcase a sleek, iconic silhouette, with thinner cases than previous generations—and a variety of straps[11] and customisable watch faces, so your watch is uniquely you.

 

Galaxy Watch4 – our modern, minimalist option designed for versatile all-day use – will come in 40mm and 44mm, starting at AUD $399 for Bluetooth versions and AUD $499 for LTE models. At launch, the 40mm variant will be available in Black, Gold and Silver, while the 44mm variant will be offered in Black, Silver and a sophisticated Green.

 

For those looking for a timeless smartwatch design with our fan-favourite rotating bezel, Galaxy Watch4 Classic will start at $549 for Bluetooth versions and $649 for LTE models and will be available in 42mm and 46mm variants in Black and Silver.

 

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Galaxy Watch4 & Galaxy Watch4 Classic Product Specifications[12][13]

 

  Galaxy Watch4 Galaxy Watch4 Classic
Colour – 44mm: Black, Green, Silver

– 40mm: Black, Gold, Silver

– 46mm: Black, Silver

– 42mm: Black, Silver

Dimensions[14]
& Weight[15]
Aluminum case

– 44mm: 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8 mm, 30.3g

– 40mm: 40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8 mm, 25.9g

Stainless steel case

– 46mm: 45.5 x  45.5 x 11.0 mm, 52g

– 42mm: 41.5 x 41.5 x 11.2 mm, 46.5g

Display – 44mm: 1.4″ (34.6mm) 450×450 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass with DX+

– 40mm: 1.2″ (30.4mm) 396×396 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass with DX+

– 46mm: 1.4″ (34.6mm) 450×450 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass with DX

– 42mm: 1.2″ (30.4mm) 396×396 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass with DX

Processor Exynos W920 Dual Core 1.18GHz (5nm Processor)
Memory 1.5GB RAM + 16GB internal storage
Battery[16] 44mm/46mm: 361mAh, 40m/42mm: 247mAh (typical)

WPC-based wireless charging

OS Wear OS Powered by Samsung
UI One UI Watch 3
Sensors Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor
Connectivity LTE[17], Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
Durability 5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G[18]
Compatibility Android 6.0 or higher and with more than 1.5GB of RAM[19]

 

 

[1] Samsung Health is not a medical or therapeutic device and is not intended for medical use. It is solely intended for fitness and wellness purposes only and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions; or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease; or for the prevention or control of conception or pregnancy. Samsung recommends that you consult with your doctor or physician before participating in any exercise program.

[2] Compared with earlier Samsung Galaxy Watch models. Samsung Health is not a medical or therapeutic device and is not intended for medical use. It is solely intended for fitness and wellness purposes only and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions; or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease; or for the prevention or control of conception or pregnancy. Samsung recommends that you consult with your doctor or physician before participating in any exercise program.

[3] To record your snoring, wear your watch while you sleep and place your phone on a stable surface near your head, such as a night stand, with the bottom of the phone pointed toward you. Samsung Health is not a medical or therapeutic device and is not intended for medical use. It is solely intended for fitness and wellness purposes only and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions; or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease; or for the prevention or control of conception or pregnancy. Samsung recommends that you consult with your doctor or physician before participating in any exercise program

[4] Limited to watch-compatible apps downloaded via Google Play Store. Available after connecting your watch to a smartphone. Requires the latest version of Google Play Store on your connected device.

[5] This feature is available on Galaxy Buds+ and later models, paired with Galaxy smartphones with One UI 3.1.1 or above.

[6] App availability may vary at launch. Availability may vary by market, operator or device. Subscription fees may apply for some apps.

[7] Based on 44mm of Galaxy Watch4 and 46mm of Galaxy Watch4 Classic; will vary by model and size.

[8] LTE connectivity only available in LTE models. Standalone voice calling and standalone text messaging on LTE version requires initial pairing with an eligible Android 6.0 or later smartphone device and separate qualifying wireless plan. Your carrier may not support standalone voice calling, or support may be available only in certain areas. Please check with your carrier for more information. Standalone functionality limited if paired phone is not powered on or connected to a wireless network.

[9] Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth signal strength.

[10] Availability may vary by market or carrier.

[11] Select interchangeable watch bands sold separately.

[12] All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

[13] Some features may not be available on non-Samsung devices. Compatible devices may vary by market, operator or device brand.

[14] Measured without health sensors.

[15] Measured without strap.

[16] Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth signal strength.

[17] LTE connectivity only available in LTE models.

[18] Galaxy Watch4 is rated as IP68. Based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. US Military Standard Compliant (MIL-STD-810G).

[19] Device activation is only available after connecting to a smartphone that supports Google Mobile Services.

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