Samsung Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic: Inspiring Your Best Self, Day and Night

July 26, 2023
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The new Galaxy Watch6 series provides personalised health guidance, purposeful design upgrades and an enhanced mobile experience for a more informed and healthier self


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the new Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic[i], designed to help users build healthier habits every day and all through the night[ii]. Galaxy Watch6 series packs holistic health offerings and powerful performance in a refined and sleek design, boasting a slimmer bezel, a larger and more vibrant display, and more interactive user interface[iii]. Both models also allow users to access a greater selection of versatile watch faces as well as new band options that empower them to meet their goals.


“With the new Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic, we are delivering on our commitment to democratise health and wellness tools, now offering easier access right from the wrist,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience at Samsung Electronics. “From sleep and fitness coaching to nutritional insights, Samsung is helping to provide new and convenient ways to help users gain understanding and take action for better health and wellness, every day and every night.”


Personalised Guidance for a Healthier You – Starting with Sleep[iv]


Galaxy Watch6 series provides meaningful insights that can help lead to positive changes around the clock, offering personalised and actionable tips, advice and encouragement. Recognising that better health begins with better sleep, Samsung is helping users optimise their night in the same way they optimise their day by focusing on three key elements of better sleep: understanding personal sleep patterns, building better habits and establishing a sleep-friendly environment.


Building on leading sleep and wellness features, Galaxy Watch6 series now offers in-depth analysis of Sleep Score Factors[v] – total sleep time, sleep cycle, awake time, plus physical and mental recovery – to help users understand the quality of sleep received each night. More individualised Sleep Messages5 also provide users with detailed feedback about their sleep each morning. Additionally, Galaxy Watch6 offers Sleep Consistency showing how consistent the user’s sleep and wake times are, and a designated Sleep Animal Symbol representing their sleep type[vi].


Enhanced Sleep Coaching6 enables users to put sleep insights into action with tailored instructions, tips and reminders accessible on both their wrist and paired eligible smartphone. When it’s time for bed, Galaxy Watch6 can help set the perfect sleep environment by automatically changing the settings of connected home electronics[vii] and turning on Sleep Mode across the user’s watch and phone[viii] to mute notifications, dim screens, and even to activate the invisible LED infrared sensor on the watch to deliver valuable health insights without additional light distractions.



Fitness features are personalised to keep users motivated throughout their journey. Body Composition[ix], with key physical measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage, provides a snapshot of the user’s body and fitness, offering a tailored approach to set goals, track progress, and guide through personalised fitness and now nutritional tips via an upcoming partnership with Whisk[x].



A new Personalised Heart Rate Zone feature can help analyse individual physical capabilities[xi] and defines five optimal running intensity levels to help users set their own goals based on their ability – from burning fat to high intensity workout. In addition to over 100 existing workout trackers, the newly added Track Run records the user’s runs on a track, while Custom Workout allows users to build and track their personalised workout routine.



In addition to blood pressure[xii] and electrocardiogram[xiii] monitoring, HR Alert[xiv] helps users better understand their heart health, and could help detect high or low heart rates in the background. Fall Detection[xv], when enabled, can help gauge a fall, whether occurring during exercise, when standing still, or even while sleeping if users happen to fall out of bed. Once a fall is detected, your watch can alert an emergency service number or pre-selected contacts.


Refined Design, Perfectly Yours


Elevating the wearable experience, Galaxy Watch6 series offers all new designs that provide better viewing, greater power and a wider selection of more customisable and comfortable options3.


Reading and writing is easier on the 20% larger display[xvi], showcasing more text on screen and a larger keyboard[xvii] – all while maintaining a comfortable size. A more vibrant, higher resolution display3 boasts a peak brightness of 2,000 nits, coupled with an Always On Display brightness adjustment feature, allowing users to see and do more even under bright sunlight. Powered by an enhanced processor and memory, Galaxy Watch6 delivers smoother and faster interactions3.


Galaxy Watch6 and Watch6 Classic come with a 30% slimmer bezel and a 15% thinner rotating bezel respectively[xviii], enhancing the beauty of the signature circle frame. Galaxy Watch6 series features new stylish, interactive and informative watch faces that make the most of the large display, while new one-click bands allow users to easily mix and match watch bands. With over 700 unique combinations, users can design their perfect watch on[xix]. For example, a new lightweight Fabric Band[xx] and Sleep Coaching watch face pair perfectly to help you gain informative sleep insights in comfort.


Galaxy Watch6 series comes with a larger battery to support its larger and brighter display. Users can add an additional eight hours, perfect for tracking their sleep during the night[xxi].



Maximising Your Experience Right from Your Wrist[xxii]


Galaxy Watch6 series brings greater capabilities to the wrist of every user. The new Samsung Wallet[xxiii] on Galaxy Watch6 combines Samsung Pay with Samsung Pass to incorporate more of the user’s wallet – including boarding passes[xxiv] as well as credit cards and membership cards – in their watch. Enhanced Gesture Control allows users to conveniently manage their watch using simple gestures for greater accessibility and ease, letting them set their own shortcuts and now access apps and functions touch-free.


WhatsApp makes it easier for Galaxy Watch users to stay connected with friends and family, all without getting out a phone. Expected later this spring, users can stay productive right from their watch with new apps from Google Calendar and Gmail, which will be exclusively available on Wear OS. They can also track fitness progress or nutritional data more easily with updates to MyFitnessPal, and coming soon, enjoy additional streaming options with Audible. Additionally, with the introduction of a new Skin Temperature API – a part of the Samsung’s Privileged Health software development kit (SDK) – partners will soon have access to advanced infrared technology for more accurate measurements to bring a whole new world of possibilities to users. A newly launched Thermo Check app takes advantage of the new API, allowing users to measure the temperature of their favourite meal or the ocean before a lap swim, contact-free.


Together with other select Samsung devices, Galaxy Watch6 series expands user experiences even further. The upgraded Camera Controller enables remote control of a paired Galaxy Z Flip5 camera[xxv] to switch modes, angles, and zoom. Samsung Smart TV[xxvi] or Galaxy Tab S9 shows the user’s progress in real time with a guided fitness or mindfulness program on the large screen. Users can also automatically toggle the connection of Galaxy Buds2 Pro between Samsung devices via Auto Switch. Should users happen to misplace their phone, Galaxy Watch6 series can now pinpoint its location through Find My Phone with map support[xxvii].


And as always, personal data on the watch remains secure thanks to the Samsung Knox security platform.




Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic are available for pre-order in Australia from July 26, with general availability starting August 18

Galaxy Watch6 is the ultimate daily driver with a modern and minimalist design. It comes in 44mm in Graphite and Silver and in 40mm in Graphite and Gold. For a more premium, timeless timepiece design, look no further than Galaxy Watch6 Classic featuring our fan-favourite rotating bezel – available in Black and Silver in 43mm and 47mm.

If you’re an adventure seeker looking for durability, performance and style, Galaxy Watch5 Pro remains a great option and now comes with even more enhanced GPS exchange format (GPX) features[xxix]. Conquer a new route with the GPX File Database, which enables users to simply search and access recommended routes, while Route Workout now supports running and walking alongside the previously available hiking and cycling.


To learn more about Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic, or design your own watch, please visit: www.samsungmobilepress.com or


[i] Availability may vary depending on market, model and the paired smartphone. 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.

[ii] Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring or management of any medical condition or disease. Any health-related information accessed through the device and/or application should not be treated as medical advice. Users should seek any medical advice from a physician. Certain features may vary by market, carrier, or the paired device.

[iii] Compared to Galaxy Watch5 series.

[iv] Sleep features are intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. The measurements are for your personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice.

[v] Displayed on a paired smartphone. Galaxy Watch6 is not a medical/therapeutic device and is intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring or management of any medical condition or disease. Any health-related information accessed through the device and/or application should not be treated as medical advice. Users should seek any medical advice from a physician.

[vi] Requires sleep data of at least 7 days, including 2 days off.

[vii] Available on smart devices that are registered to SmartThings. Requires the latest version of Samsung Clock and SmartThings mobile apps.

[viii] Supported on a Galaxy smartphone running One UI 5 or above.

[x] Supported in English and Korean.

[xi] To update the ranges of each HR zone for running based on cardiopulmonary capabilities, it is required to run outdoors more than 10 min with constant speed of 4km/h or faster.

[xii] Blood pressure feature only to be used by adults 22 years+. Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, monitoring, diagnosis, treatment of any medical condition or disease. The measurements are for your personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice. For accurate BP readings, a calibration is required every 4 weeks by BP monitor & arm cuff. Users should measure their blood pressure when at rest, as they would do with a traditional cuff, and refrain from measuring when they are working out, smoking, or drinking. Requires a Galaxy smartphone running Android 7.0 or above.

[xiii] The ECG feature is intended to create, record, store, transfer, and display a single channel electrocardiogram (ECG), similar to a Lead I ECG for adults 22 years and older. The ECG feature is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment. The ECG feature is not intended for users with other known arrhythmias. If an irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation is detected, consult a doctor. If you experience symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular conditions, do not rely on the notification of the device and consult a doctor. Requires a Galaxy smartphone running Android 7.0 or above. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, WORSEN OR CHANGE UNEXPECTEDLY, TALK TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.

[xiv] The HR Alert function is for general health and wellness purposes and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.

[xv] To notify an emergency contact, a network connection is required. GPS accuracy may be affected by obstructions to the satellite signal, such as buildings.

[xvi] The screen size comparison is based on Galaxy Watch6 Small (40mm) and Galaxy Watch6 Classic Small (43mm). Compared to Galaxy Watch5 Small (40mm) and Galaxy Watch4 Classic Small (42mm) respectively. Based on Galaxy Watch6 Large (44mm) and Galaxy Watch6 Classic Large (47mm), the screen size comparison is 16%.

[xvii] Galaxy Watch6 Small (40mm)_and Galaxy Watch6 Classic Small (43mm) show 33 percent more in text of notification and 13 percent increase in keyboard size when compared to Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic respectively.

[xviii] Galaxy Watch6 Small (40mm) offers a 30 percent thinner bezel than Galaxy Watch5 Small (40mm), while Galaxy Watch6 Classic provides a 15 percent thinner rotating bezel than Galaxy Watch4 Classic.

[xix] Available on in selected markets. The number of combinations available may vary depending on the market.

[xx] Sold separately. Availability of watch bands may vary by market or carrier.

[xxi] Testing conducted by Samsung using pre-released version of Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic (BT & LTE), each paired to a Samsung phone; all devices tested with prerelease software, Galaxy Watch Magnetic Fast Charging USB C Cable (EP-OR900), and Samsung 25W USB C Power Adapter (EP-TA800). Charge time varies with region, settings, usage pattern and environmental factors; actual results may vary. Samsung 25W USB C Power Adapter (EP-TA800) sold separately.

[xxii] Availability of certain apps/features may vary by market, carrier or connected device. Subscription fees may apply for some apps.

[xxiii] The availability of Samsung Wallet and its features may vary by market and paired smartphone.

[xxiv] Boarding passes are currently only compatible with Korea Air.

[xxv] Supported on Galaxy S9 and later models.

[xxvi] This feature requires pairing a Galaxy Watch series with a compatible 2021 Smart TV or above. Availability may vary by market, model and connected devices.

[xxvii] The feature requires the user’s watch to be paired with their phone and to be signed into the same Samsung Account.

[xxviii] Availability may vary by market or carrier. Supported models, colors, sizes and bands may vary depending on market or carrier.

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