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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 release date, price, features, and news

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The successor of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is finally here, carrying the name Galaxy Watch 4, and bringing next-gen health features in a stylish and simple design, sporting a durable Armor Aluminum case. It packs premium features just like the Galaxy Watch Classic 4 (the successor of the Watch 3) and seamless connectivity to the Galaxy Ecosystem.

After leaks detailing almost everything there is to know about the new Galaxy Watch 4, we knew, more or less, what to expect. However, this doesn't mean the smartwatch isn't a big step forward for Samsung. Ditching the Tizen OS and running a new One UI Watch OS, bringing health features to the next level, the Galaxy Watch 4 is shaping to be one of the best smartwatches in 2021.


So, without further ado, let's jump into what we know about the Galaxy Watch 4.


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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Release date


The Watch 4 series were announced today, August 11, at Samsung's Unpacked event, alongside the beautiful Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 phones. The smartwatch is now available for pre-order and will be hitting the shelves on August 27.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Price


The Galaxy Watch 4 costs $249 for the smaller, 40mm case variant, and $279 for the bigger, 44mm variant, and is available for pre-order at Samsung.com.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Specs and Design



The Galaxy Watch 4 is not that different than the more premium Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, at least not in terms of specs. The smartwatch doesn't have a rotating bezel as its more expensive sibling, but a digital one, and that's more or less the only main difference between those two.

Here are the Galaxy Watch 4 official specifications:
  • Display 44mm - 1.36-inch, 330PPI, 40mm - 1.19-inch, 330PPI
  • Exynos W920 (5nm processor)
  • 1.5GB RAm + 16GB internal storage
  • Armor Aluminum case
  • Battery 44mm 361mAh (typical), 40mm 247(typical)

As you can see, these specs are almost identical to the Watch 4 Classic, with the difference that the Watch 4 Classic's case is made of stainless steel, and here we have Armor Aluminum material as the casing.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Design



The Watch 4 sports an elegant and minimalistic design and comes in two sizes: a 44mm one and a 40 mm one. The bigger case options sport three colors: Silver, Black, and Green, while the smaller, 40mm case option, is available in Silver, Black, and Pink Gold.

The predecessor, the Active 2, also features a circular display, but it is a bit bulkier and the bezels are a bit bigger.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Features


In terms of features, the difference between the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Watch 4 Classic is again minimal (or almost non-existent, to be honest).

The Galaxy Watch 4 series bring Samsung's most advanced health and fitness features yet.

The key feature of the new Galaxy Watch 4 is the Body Measurement tool. It has a BIA sensor that allows you to track your body fat distribution and other metrics. This way, you get to have a more detailed look at your overall health and fitness. The new tool provides information about five key metrics: body fat, fat mass, skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, and body water.


On top of that, the Galaxy Watch 4 currently supports 95 different workouts you can choose from. You can also benefit from a Group Challenge feature to work out and have fun with your friends and family.

The Watch 4 also features Advanced Sleep tracking. It is designed to help you monitor your sleep patterns. It tracks the level of your oxygen while you sleep, or whether you snore, alongside other helpful sleep metrics, helping you identifying potential areas for improvement of your sleep habits.

Something that was known even before the announcement of the Galaxy Watch 4 was One UI Watch, the new OS Samsung smartwatches will sport:

One UI Watch


On June 28, Samsung has officially announced the new OS that will power the next-gen smartwatches. It is called One UI Watch, and it is basically a skin on top of Wear OS. Visually, it retains a look that will feel familiar if you've been using a Galaxy phone: many of the visual elements of the regular One UI will be present here.


One UI Watch brings a more complete smartwatch experience to both the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

With One UI Watch, apps will automatically be added to the Galaxy Watch when a user downloads the main app on their smartphone (if the app has a Watch-compatible version, that is). Another feature is synced blocked contacts support – so if you block someone on your Galaxy Watch, this person will be blocked on your phone as well. On top of that, the new OS interface has Google Play support, so you will gain access to a lot more apps and watch faces than ever before.

The new OS also brings a gesture navigation system for answering calls or dismissing calls.

Apps will now start up to 30% faster on the latest chipsets with smooth animations and motion. The new OS will also bring longer battery life. And lastly, the new unified platform will facilitate developers in building new apps for smartwatches.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Battery life


The battery size of the Galaxy Watch 4 is identical to the one on the Watch 4 Classic. Namely, it sports a 361mAh (typical) battery cell for the 44mm version, and a 247(typical) for the smaller, 40mm version.

The new 5nm processor and the One UI Watch will surely bring improvements in the smartwatch's battery life. However, we have to test it in order to tell you what exactly are those improvements, so stay tuned for our Galaxy Watch 4 review!

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 News

Check out the most recent news about the Galaxy Watch 4, as well as the more premium version, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Galaxy Watch 4 news

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