Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic Announced

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic Announced

Aside from the new Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Z Flip3 5G, and Buds2, Samsung has also announced the arrival of the new Galaxy Watch4 Series.

Samsung’s new series of smartwatches is composed of the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic. Both devices are the first smartwatches to feature the new Wear OS Powered from Samsung, built jointly with Google. They are also equipped with Samsung’s most intuitive user interface, the One UI Watch. The new series is bolstered with advanced hardware performance and delivers a more seamless and connected user experience.

“We have seen an incredible amount of growth for the Galaxy Watch series as consumers have discovered the health benefits and convenience of wearables. 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.”

Said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.

Most Advanced Suite of Health and Wellness Features

Samsung BioActive Sensor

Galaxy Watch4 is equipped with Samsung’s groundbreaking BioActive Sensor. It 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. With these, users will be able to measure their blood oxygen level, and for the first time, calculate their body composition. The all-new Body Composition measurement tool gives users a deeper understanding of their general health and fitness. It displays key measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage.

These new smartwatches also come packed with an array of wellness features to track your daily activities. Users can choose from a wide range of guided workouts. And when you’re ready to rest, the device offers the brand’s most complete picture of your sleep patterns.

One UI Watch and Wear OS Powered by Samsung

Samsung’s brand-new One UI Watch, and Wear OS Powered by Samsung has made the smartwatch and Galaxy experience even more seamless. With One UI Watch, compatible apps are automatically installed on the watch when downloaded on your phone. Your important settings are also sync instantly. Other features also make the experience efficient. Auto Switch ensures your Buds can toggle audio between your phone and watch, depending on usage. Users will also be able to effortlessly control their mobile experience with Bixby voice, bezel, and Gesture Controls.

Wear OS Powered by Samsung

Wear OS Powered by Samsung is a new platform that elevates every aspect of the smartwatch experience. The platform was built by Samsung and Google, and lets users tap into an expansive ecosystem right from their wrist. It also includes support for leading third party apps like Adidas, Calm, Strava, and Spotify, available from Google Play.

Powerful Performance Directly to Your Wrist

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic

Backed by serious hardware upgrades, the new Galaxy Watch4 series brings incredible experience. New upgrades include the enhanced processor, richer displays, and expanded memory. The series boasts the first 5nm processor in a Galaxy Watch. It has a 20% faster CPU, 50% more RAM and a 10x faster GPU than previous generation.

A reliable battery is also essential to a smartwatch. And with the new Watch4 series, users can have up to 40 hours of battery life. That’s more than enough power for an overnight camping trip. The device also charges quickly, 30 minutes of charging can provide up to 10 hours of battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic Specifications

Galaxy Watch4Galaxy Watch4 Classic
DimensionsAluminium case
44mm: 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8 mm
40mm: 40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8 mm
Stainless steel case
46mm: 45.5 x 45.5 x 11.0 mm
42mm: 41.5 x 41.5 x 11.2 mm
Weight44mm: 30.3 g
40mm: 25.9 g
46mm: 52 g
42mm: 46.5 g
Display44mm: 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® with Glass DX
42mm: 1.2″ (30.4mm) 396×396 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® with Glass DX
CPUExynos W920 Dual Core 1.18GHzExynos W920 Dual Core 1.18GHz
RAM1.5 GB1.5 GB
Internal Storage16 GB16 GB
SensorsSamsung BioActive Sensor
Accelerometer
Barometer
Gyro Sensor
Geomagnetic Sensor
Light Sensor
Samsung BioActive Sensor
Accelerometer
Barometer
Gyro Sensor
Geomagnetic Sensor
Light Sensor
Protection5ATM + IP685ATM + IP68
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz
NFC
GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz
NFC
GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
Battery40mm/42mm: 247 mAh
WPC-based wireless charging
44mm/46mm: 361 mAh
WPC-based wireless charging
Platform (OS)Wear OS Powered by Samsung
One UI Watch 3
Wear OS Powered by Samsung
One UI Watch 3
CompatibilityAndroid 6.0 or higher and with more than 1.5GB of RAMAndroid 6.0 or higher and with more than 1.5GB of RAM
Color44mm: Black, Green, Silver
40mm: Black, Pink Gold, Silver
46mm: Black, Silver
42mm: Black, Silver
Price₱12,990 SRP₱17,990 SRP

Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series

The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic are available for pre-order in select markets starting August 19, 2021. Both watches will be available for retail starting September 22, 2021. The Galaxy Watch4 will come in 40mm and 44mm, and will retail for ₱12,990 SRP. The Galaxy Watch4 Classic will come in 42mm and 46mm, and will retail for ₱17,990 SRP.

Josef Cagas
Geek-of-all-Trades, master of none, Josef is the founder of Davao Geek Hub. He has a passion for all things tech, and consumes all forms of media.