Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic price, specs, features, and news

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 release date

  • August 11, 2023

Samsung continued its lineup of successful smartwatches on July 26 during its Unpacked event and revealed the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic and Watch 6 for an August 11 launch, much earlier than their predecessors. Below we have a table showing Samsung's Galaxy Watch release schedule al the way to the Watch 6 series.

Galaxy Watch 6 and 6 Classic price

The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic has a price lower than the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. Similarly, the Galaxy Watch 6, which comes in two sizes, keeps a price similar to that of its predecessor at launch.

The cheapest Galaxy Watch 6 series model is GPS-only, 40mm, starting at $299.99. On the other end of the price spectrum, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic in 43nm and 47nm starts from $399.99.

Galaxy Watch 6 specs and design

  • Watch 6 40mm/44mm specs: 1.3"/1.5" Sapphire Crystal displays, 1.4 GHz Exynos W930, 2GB/16GB memory, 300mAh/425mAh battery
  • Watch 6 water resistance: 5ATM + IP68
  • Watch 6 colors: Graphite, Sliver (44mm), Graphite, Gold (40mm)
  • Watch 6 price: $299.99 (40mm), $329.99 (44mm) 

The Galaxy Watch 6 takes over the smart timepiece duties from last year's Galaxy Watch 5, but comes with a 20% bigger screen in a package of similar size, meaning a much slimmer bezel as well. In fact, the bezel of the Watch 6 has been slimmed down 30% for a more elegant look.

The larger displays are now way brighter, too, at 2000 nits peak for added comfort in terms of outdoor visibility. In addition, Samsung has developed a brand new mechanism for swapping bands with one click, and added a new Fabric Band to the Galaxy Watch line roster that it gives for free during the preorder period.

Galaxy Watch 6 Classic specs, colors, and display

  • Watch 6 Classic 43mm/47mm specs: 1.3"/1.5" Sapphire Crystal displays, 1.4 GHz Exynos W930, 2GB/16GB memory, 300mAh/425mAh battery
  • Watch 6 Classic water resistance: 5ATM + IP68
  • Watch 6 Classic colors: Black, Silver (43mm and 47mm)
  • Watch 6 Classic price: $399.99 (43mm), $429.99 (47mm)

The big news about the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, apart the return of the, well, Classic line that's been missing since the 4-series, is the rotating bezel. The beloved functionality from the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is not on the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, but now it makes a comeback.

The Watch 6 Classic also comes with 20% larger display than its predecessor, but the rotating bezel is 15% thinner than before, not 30% as with the static Watch 6 bezel, simply because it has to house the rotating mechanism. The brighter 2,000 nit displays and the new one-click band swap mechanism form the Watch 6 are supported by the Watch 6 Classic, too.

New Samsung Watch 6 health and fitness tracking features

  • Sleep Score Factors: total sleep time, sleep cycle, awake time, plus physical and mental recovery.
  • Sleep Consistency with a Sleep Animal Symbol representing the sleep type.
  • Sleep Mode without notifications and improved Sleep Coaching.
  • Body Composition: skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage.
  • New personalized heart rate zone with 5 optimal running intensity levels for set goals.
  • Track Run records and custom workout setup.
  • Improved menstrual cycle tracking with skin temperature takings at night.
  • Fall detection.
  • Irregular heart rhythm notification.

Like their predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic and Galaxy Watch 6 are running Google's Wear OS operating system, in a "powered by Samsung" form, meaning with Samsung's One UI 5 Watch software overlay on top. This unfortunately means that those smartwatches will be able to pair with Android phones only, so no iPhone support here.

The good news is that Wear OS has become a highly competent smartwatch operating system over the years, and has countless apps available, countless watch faces (way more options than Apple Watch), and of course – watch face widgets. In addition, the BioActive sensor Samsung's smartwatches pack provides some of the most accurate health data and wellness insights.

The full list of the Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic sensors includes said Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), a Temperature Sensor, an Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, and a Light Sensor.

Galaxy Watch 6 battery life

The Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic pack 300mAh or 425mAh batteries, depending on their size which is a decent upgrade over the Watch 4 Classic that, coupled with the new frugal processor, Samsung says offer improved endurance on a charge.

The Galaxy Watch 6 Classic and Galaxy Watch battery life is up to 40 hours without AOD and up to 30 hours with the Always On Display function. In addition, the Watch 6 series offers 10W fast charging for both models with 8 minutes of fast charge adding the whopping eight hours of battery life for a full night's worth of sleep tracking.

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