This year, Samsung is launching two smartwatches: the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. For the most part, the two feature similar specs and design cues but are built for different users.
Galaxy Watch 4 & Classic
Both Galaxy Watch 4 models offer thinner cases than their respective predecessors. The Galaxy Watch 4 is made of aluminium, and the Watch 4 Classic has a stainless steel case.
The Classic model gets the rotating bezel for navigating around the interface. Which is also my personal favourite. You can navigate around the regular Galaxy Watch 4 by swiping along the side of the watch case.
The standard model can be configured with a 44mm case and a 1.36-inch display or a 40mm model with a 1.19-inch display. The Watch 4 Classic comes in 46mm or 42mm case sizes, with the same display sizes as the standard Watch 4. All displays in question are AMOLED panels
The bigger-sized watches come with 361mAh batteries, while the smaller models have 247mAh batteries. According to Samsung, the watches will have around 40 hours of battery life. All models come with Samsung’s new 5nm Exynos W920 chipset, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
Samsung has changed the design of the watch again, but slightly. They have brought the sensors closer to the glass so that tracking would be more accurate.
You can now measure not only blood oxygen but advanced sleep tracking, body composition and much more! The new chipset enables the watch to measure 2400 times in 15 seconds with 94% accuracy, which is actually insane for a smartwatch.
You can also track Blood pressure, ECG rate, and the watch will even notify you when it catches a variation in your heart rate.
Samsung and Google combined forces to improve the software situation with smartwatches on Android. This Watch uses Android Wear, tuned by Samsung OneUI. Now the watch can be tracked through more apps and it will be much easier to keep track of your health data.
You can now control your watch using gestures. Like a pinch, swift etc.
There is a lot to take in regarding the prices, here is what all of the models cost.
- Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm Bluetooth-only): $249 (PKR 40K+)
- Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm Bluetooth-only): $279 (PKR 45K+)
- Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm LTE): $299 (PKR 48K+)
- Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm LTE): $329 (PKR 53K+)
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm Bluetooth-only): $349 (PKR 57K+)
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (46mm Bluetooth-only): $379 (PKR 62K+)
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm LTE): $399 (PKR 65K+)
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (46mm LTE): $429 (PKR 70K+)
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
These are the new addition to the wireless earbud lineup of Samsung.
Specs & Features
The Galaxy Buds 2 gets up to five hours of continuous playback with noise cancellation enabled (or 20 hours including the case). Switching off the ANC can extend those numbers to 7.5 hours and 29 hours with the case. The case supports wireless charging. The buds aren’t much water-resistant as these are only rated IPX2.
The Galaxy Buds 2 are now the cheapest product in Samsung’s earbuds lineup coming at $149.99 (PKR 24K+)
So, what do you think of the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the Samsung Buds 2? Share your thoughts in the comments below.