Samsung Newsroom U.S.
Samsung Global Newsroom Samsung Global Newsroom
BackBack to Product

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

Update August 11, 2023: The Galaxy Watch6 series is now available. For the latest deals, visit

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


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the new Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic1, designed to help users build healthier habits every day and through the night. 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.2 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 democratize advanced health monitoring 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 providing new and convenient ways to help users gain understanding and take action for better health and wellness, every day and every night.”samsung-galaxy-watch5-series-unpacked-2023

Personalized Guidance for a Healthier You – Starting with Sleep

Galaxy Watch6 series provides meaningful insights that can lead to positive changes around the clock, offering personalized and actionable tips, advice and encouragement. Recognizing that better health begins with better sleep, Samsung is helping users optimize their night in the same way they optimize 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-edge sleep and wellness features, Galaxy Watch6 series now offers in-depth analysis of Sleep Score Factors – total sleep time, sleep cycle, awake time, plus physical and mental recovery – to help users understand the quality of sleep received each night. More individualized Sleep Messages, co-developed with the National Sleep Foundation, also provide users with detailed feedback about their sleep health 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.3


Enhanced Sleep Coaching enables users to put sleep insights into action with tailored instructions, tips and reminders accessible on both their wrist and paired smartphone. When it’s time for bed, Galaxy Watch6 can help set the perfect sleep environment by automatically changing the settings of connected home electronics4 and turning on Sleep Mode across the user’s watch and phone5 to mute notifications, dim screens, and even to activate the invisible LED infrared sensor on the watch to deliver valuable sleep health insights without additional light distractions.

Fitness features get more personalized to keep users motivated throughout their journey. Body Composition6, with key physical measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage, provides a complete snapshot of the user’s body and fitness, offering a tailored approach to set goals, track progress, and guide through personalized fitness and now nutritional tips via a new partnership with Whisk.7

samsung-galaxy-watch6-series-classic-body composition

A new Personalized Heart Rate Zone feature analyzes individual physical capabilities8 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 personalized workout routine.

Added to existing electrocardiogram9 monitoring, the new Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification10 feature helps users understand their heart health more comprehensively by checking for heart rhythms suggestive of Atrial fibrillation (AFib) in the background – even while asleep. Galaxy Watch6 can also enable users to track skin temperature during the night to give valuable insights including menstrual cycle tracking11. And Fall Detection12 can 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 will automatically alert an emergency contact.


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 customizable and comfortable options.

Reading and texting is easier on the 20% larger display13, showcasing more text on screen and a larger keyboard– all while maintaining a comfortable size. A more vibrant, higher resolution display 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 the enhanced processor and memory, Galaxy Watch6 delivers smoother and faster interactions.


Galaxy Watch6 and Watch6 Classic come with a 30% slimmer bezel and a 15% thinner rotating bezel respectively14, 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 704 unique combinations, users can design their perfect watch on For example, a new lightweight Fabric Band16 and Sleep Coaching watch face pair perfectly to help you gain informative sleep insights in comfort.

Galaxy Watch6 series comes with a larger battery and reduced battery consumption17 to support its larger and brighter display. With just eight minutes of fast charge, users can add an additional eight hours, perfect for tracking their sleep during the night.18

Maximizing Your Experience Right from Your Wrist19

Galaxy Watch6 series brings greater capabilities to the wrist of every user. The new Samsung Wallet20 on Galaxy Watch6 combines Samsung Pay with Samsung Pass to incorporate more of the user’s wallet – including IDs, event tickets and boarding passes 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. Starting from this fall, 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 Peloton and MyFitnessPal updates, 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 to bring a whole new world of possibilities in temperature measurement. A newly launched Thermo Check app takes advantage of the new API, allowing users to measure the temperature of the water before a swim, contact-free.

Together with other Samsung devices, Galaxy Watch6 series expands user experiences even further. The upgraded Camera Controller enables remote control of a paired Galaxy Z Flip5 camera21 to switch modes, and zoom. Samsung Smart TV22 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 show you its location through Find My Phone with map support.23

Elevate Your Business with Galaxy Watch6 Series

Galaxy Watch 6 series can play an important role for businesses and can be customized to meet a range of enterprise needs, from healthcare and insurance initiatives to increased employee productivity, safety, and wellness programs. And the Watch Health API opens up endless possibilities for Watch usage in healthcare.

Plus, the Samsung Knox security platform helps keep sensitive business and client data on the watch safe and secure.

Galaxy Watch6 series can be set up for stand-alone operation for businesses, giving access to many of the same Watch6 features even without a phone connection. Text, call, receive notifications, and more all from your wrist.

Galaxy Watch6 series can also be customized with solutions and apps. Choose from a wide array of business partners, giving teams an invaluable asset for safety and health.


Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic are available starting August 11. Those who purchase a Galaxy Watch6 or Galaxy Watch6 Classic can receive up to $250 off with eligible trade-in. Terms and conditions apply.26

Galaxy Watch6 is an ultimate daily driver with a modern and minimalist design. The Galaxy Watch6 Small 40mm comes in Graphite and Gold, and will start at $299.99. The Galaxy Watch6 Large 44mm comes in Graphite and Silver, and will start at $329.99.

For a more premium, timeless timepiece design, look no further than Galaxy Watch6 Classic featuring our fan-favorite rotating bezel — available in Black and Silver. The Galaxy Watch6 Classic Small 43mm will start at $399.99. Galaxy Watch6 Classic Large 47mm will start at $429.99.

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.27 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:,,  or

Galaxy Watch6 & Galaxy Watch6 Classic Product Specifications
Galaxy Watch6Galaxy Watch6 Classic
Color- 44mm: Graphite, Sliver
- 40mm: Graphite, Gold
- 47mm: 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.9 mm, 59.0g
- 43mm: 42.5 x 42.5 x 10.9 mm, 52.0g
Dimensions [28]
& Weight [29]
- 44mm: 42.8 x 44.4 x 9.0 mm, 33.3g
- 40mm: 38.8 x 40.4 x 9.0 mm, 28.7g
- 47mm: 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.9 mm, 59.0g
- 43mm: 42.5 x 42.5 x 10.9 mm, 52.0g
DisplaySapphire Crystal
- 44mm: 1.5-inch (37.3mm) 480x480 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
- 40mm: 1.3-inch (33.3mm) 432x432 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
Sapphire Crystal
- 47mm: 1.5-inch (37.3mm) 480x480 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
- 43mm: 1.3-inch (33.3mm) 432x432 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
ProcessorExynos W930 Dual-Core 1.4GHz
& Storage
2GB memory + 16GB storage
Battery (typical) [30]Up to 40 hours (Always On Display off) / Up to 30 hours (Always On Display on)
- 44mm: 425mAh
- 40mm: 300mAh
- 47mm: 425mAh
- 43mm: 300mAh
Charging [31]Fast Charging (WPC-based wireless charging)
OSWear OS Powered by Samsung (Wear OS 4) [32]
UIOne UI 5 Watch
SensorsSamsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light SensorSamsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, 3D Hall sensor
ConnectivityLTE [33] , Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
Durability5ATM + IP68 [34] / MIL-STD-810H
CompatibilityAndroid 10 or higher and with more than 1.5GB of memory [35]
1 Requires smartphone with Android 10.0 or later, 2GB or more RAM and Samsung Health app (free) version 6.22 or later.
2 Compared to Galaxy Watch5 series. Watch straps sold separately.
3 For sleep pattern results, user must wear watch while they sleep for at least 7 nights and complete a survey.
4 Available on smart devices that are registered to SmartThings. Requires the latest version of Samsung Clock and SmartThings mobile apps.
5 Supported on a Galaxy smartphone running One UI 5 or above.
6 The Samsung BIA is a body analyzer that uses bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology to track body composition based on weight, body fat, body mass index (BMI), skeletal muscle, body water, and basal metabolic rate (BMR) measurements. It is not intended to specifically diagnose or treat a medical condition.
7 Supported in English and Korean.
8 Available only for run workouts. Requires initial setup of 10 minutes of outside running with GPS.
9 The ECG Monitor App is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment. The ECG app is not intended for users with known arrhythmias other than AFib or users under 22 years old.
Users should not interpret or take clinical action based on the device output without consultation of a qualified healthcare professional.
10 The app intended for adults 22 years and older analyzes pulse rate data to identify episodes of irregular heart rhythms suggestive of AFib and provides a notification suggesting the user record an ECG to analyze the heart rhythm. The IHRN feature is not intended to provide a notification on every episode of irregular rhythm suggestive of AFib and the absence of a notification is not intended to indicate no disease process is present; rather the feature is intended to opportunistically acquire pulse rate data when the user is still and analyze the data when determined sufficient toward surfacing a notification
11 Cycle Tracking is available for tracking a user’s menstruation cycle. NOT INTENDED FOR CONTRACEPTION. If you are currently taking hormonal birth control or undergoing hormonal treatment that inhibits ovulation, this service will not be useful for tracking ovulation.
Cycle Tracking results may be impacted by Watch usage (recommendation: 4 hours during sleep, 5 times a week), input data and environmental conditions (such as illness, medications, traveling and disruptions to users’ daily routine). If you are taking medication, consult your doctor to learn how it may impact your body temperature.
Do not interpret or take clinical action based on the predictions made without consultation of a qualified healthcare professional.
This feature is not intended for users under 18 years of age.
12 Fall detection is not intended to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat or prevent disease or other conditions. Requires network connection to notify emergency contact. GPS accuracy may be affected by obstructions to satellite signal such as buildings.
13 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%.
14 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.
15 Select watchbands sold separately.
16 Select watchbands sold separately.
17 Compared to Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic respectively.
18 Phone must be within 2 feet of user with snore detection enabled through Samsung Health app version 6.22 or later.
19 Availability of certain apps/features may vary by market, carrier or connected device. Subscription fees may apply for some apps.
20 The availability of Samsung Wallet and its features may vary by market and paired smartphone.
21 Requires a Galaxy smartphone with One UI 5.1 or later and the latest version of the Galaxy Wearable app.
22 This feature requires pairing a Galaxy Watch series with a compatible 2021 Smart TV or above.
23 Must be paired with Galaxy smartphone with Android 10 or above; must be signed in to Samsung Account.
24 Availability may vary by carrier. Supported models, colors, sizes and bands may vary depending on carrier.
25 While supplies last, pre-order and purchase a Galaxy Watch6 or Galaxy Watch6 Classic (“Qualifying Purchase”) and receive a select Fabric Band on us ($49.99 value) (“Promotional Product”). Promotional Product must be purchased simultaneously by selecting item on the Galaxy Watch6 or Galaxy Watch6 Classic buy page during checkout. The Promotional Product is limited to 1 per Qualifying Purchase. If you return or cancel your Qualifying purchase, you must return the Promotional Product with your Qualifying purchase or pay for the Promotional Product in full. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
26 For a limited time only, on / Shop Samsung App, or purchase a new qualifying Galaxy device (“Qualifying Purchase”), send in your qualifying trade-in device to Samsung through the Samsung Trade-In Program, and if Samsung determines your trade-in device meets all eligibility requirements, you will receive a trade-in credit specific to your qualifying trade-in device to apply toward your Qualifying Purchase. Device models that currently qualify for trade-in and trade-in credit amounts associated with those models are available on and the Shop Samsung App; eligible models and amounts may change at Samsung’s sole discretion. To be eligible for trade-in, your qualifying device must meet all Trade-In Program eligibility requirements, which include, but are not limited to, that the device powers on, holds a charge, and does not power off unexpectedly; has a functioning display; has no breaks or cracks in the screen (unless a cracked screen offer applies); has no breaks or cracks in the case; has no liquid damage (whether visible or not); has no other defects that go beyond normal wear and tear; is not on a black list; has a verified FCC ID; has been reset to factory settings; has all personal information removed; has all software locks disabled; and is owned by you (leased devices are not eligible). Anticipated trade-in value will be applied as a credit at time of purchase, but, if you do not send in your trade-in device within 15 days of receipt of your Qualifying Purchase, you will be charged back for the trade-in credit applied to your purchase, or if you send in your trade-in device within 15 days of receipt of your Qualifying Purchase but Samsung determines your device does not meet all eligibility requirements, you will be charged back for the trade-in credit applied to your purchase minus $25. Participation in this program does not excuse you from contracts with your carrier or retailer (or any related payments or fees) for the device that was traded in. Limit 1 trade-in per Qualifying Purchase. Samsung reserves the right to modify or discontinue this offer at any time. The Trade-In Program cannot be combined with any other Samsung, carrier or retailer promotions, discounts, or offers unless specifically provided for in the terms and conditions of such offers. Additional terms, including terms that govern the resolution of disputes, apply. Click here to learn more. terms-and-conditions (
27 GPS function requires internet connection. Can be used on LTE models without paired smartphone. Non-LTE models require Bluetooth connection to paired smartphone.
28 Measured without health sensors.
29 Measured without band.
30 Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
31 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.
32 Wear OS Powered by Samsung works with phones running the latest version of Android (excluding Go edition and phones without Google Play Store). Supported features may vary between platforms and markets with compatibility subject to change.
33 LTE connectivity only available in LTE models.
34 Consistent with IP68 rating, water resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue / dry after wet.
35 Device activation is only available after connecting to a smartphone that supports Google Mobile Services. Compatible devices may vary by market, carrier or device brand.

Press Kit

7 Items
3.14 MB (6) - 3.13 MB
Article.txt - 19.00 KB

Media Contact

Mobile Experience (MX)
Smartphone, Wearable, Tablet, PC and Mobile Accessories

* Required Field

Sign Up to Receive the
Latest Samsung News.