Samsung has always occupied a position in the smartwatch market because of its quiet work. However, its development is still limited by its own efforts. Therefore, they finally cooperated with another smartwatch giant Google to make good use of Own advantages in hardware design, access to a more complete system ecology, and enrich user experience. The crystallization of the cooperation between the two appeared on the latest Samsung Unpacked, which is the Galaxy Watch 4 series-Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.
The Galaxy Watch 4 series inherits the design of the traditional round watches of the series, but the overall lines have become more refined and concise. The main difference between Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is the size and bezel. The former is a smaller model with 40mm / 44mm, and the bezel is clean and round; the latter is a classic model with a toothed brand logo. The bezel can be rotated, and 42mm / 46mm larger models are available. The surface is a high-definition screen unified to 330ppi, and the core specification is the brand new 5nm Samsung Exynos W920, with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB storage space, it can be said to be the super flagship of smart watches. So which model you choose depends on your own style. After all, both models are available in large and small sizes.
In addition to the core specifications, the Galaxy Watch 4 series has also greatly upgraded the ability to track body index. The belly of the watch is equipped with the new three-in-one sensors shown in the picture above: PPG, ECG and BIA. PPG and ECG are optical heartbeat detection and electrocardiograms that are also available in active service, providing heart rate, blood pressure, and electrocardiogram. The newly added BIA is a body composition analyzer that can detect body fat, muscle mass, moisture content and more. , Which is the body fat meter where everyone goes to the gym. Samsung said that the BIA sensor can collect 2,400 kinds of data within 15 seconds, with an accuracy of 98%. In other words, everyone wearing this Galaxy Watch 4 can get various data items comparable to physical examinations, but the height and weight still need to be entered manually. For those who are training muscles, you can usually use the watch on your wrist to check your physical condition, but of course it cannot replace regular visits to the hospital for detailed examinations. The measurement method is very simple. Just put the middle finger and ring finger on the button as shown in the figure below.
Then comes the more advanced sleep detection function. The Galaxy Watch series began to provide related functions in 2014. When it comes to the latest model in 2021, the Galaxy Watch 4 series has been upgraded. The original analysis of REM, deep sleep and sleep In addition to time to give scores, snoring detection and blood oxygen detection are also added, so that users can know if they have sleep disorders.
However, when it comes to the real killer of the Galaxy Watch 4 series, it is officially introduced into Google’s Wear OS, and then overwritten with One UI, which is designed in the same language as Samsung’s mobile phones, while retaining the habits of old users and unifying the entire Samsung’s actions. The ecosystem of devices, but the most important thing is to introduce a large number of watch apps on Wear OS to enrich the usability of Galaxy Watch 4.
Of course, some of Samsung’s own software functions have also been inherited, including the function of gesture operation. When there is an incoming call, just wave your hand to answer or hang up. This is especially true for friends who will start the LTE version or use it across devices. convenient. Another special feature is the exclusive controller of Galaxy Buds, allowing users to adjust music playback directly through the watch.
Finally, there is the endurance part. The endurance of Wear OS watches is a long-term pain point, but it has changed considerably under Samsung’s handwriting. The battery life of the Galaxy Watch 4 series will be as long as 40 hours, at least it can be used for two days, and at the same time it has a fast charge of half an hour. With a 10-hour specification, it will only take 2 hours to fully charge.
Here is also the overseas listing information of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series. The watch will be available on August 27th. The Galaxy Watch 4 will be available in black, white, olive green, and lavender purple. The price is US$249.99; Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will only be available in black and white and is priced at $349.99.