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The lat­est drop of the world’s hottest new tech is right here. Feast your eyes on Sam­sung’s stylish new smart­watch, an AI-pow­ered drone that’s big on cin­e­matic shots, and a slightly weird yet in­no­va­tive full body scan­ner to mon­i­tor your health from the in­side out (yikes!)

Smart­watches are like Vegemite: some see the ap­peal, and some don’t. Sam­sung’s new Gal­axy Watch, a sur­pris­ingly at­trac­tive suc­ces­sor to the Gear S3, is hop­ing to con­vert non-be­liev­ers and bol­ster the faith of the smart­watch loyal. The Gal­axy Watch ar­rives in two sizes (42mm and 46mm), and is in­fused with a plethora of fea­tures that aim to make your daily life bet­ter.

It’s clear that Sam­sung has de­signed the Gal­axy Watch to look more like a reg­u­lar time­piece rather than a big chunk of tech squat­ting on your wrist. In ei­ther its Black or Rose Gold per­sua­sion, you’d be as happy pair­ing it with a crisp shirt as you would your gym clob­ber. And yes, the new Sam­sung wants in on your gym time…

In ad­di­tion to dis­play­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tions, and en­abling you to make and take calls on the wrist, the Gal­axy Watch tracks 39 work­outs and of­fers guided in­door ex­er­cises (via Sam­sung Health), as well as mon­i­tor­ing sleep. It also wants to help or­gan­ise your smart home, con­nect­ing with SmartThings-en­abled de­vices for wrist-based con­trol.

We also like the sound of the My Day watch face, pro­vid­ing an at-a-glance peek at your sched­ule for the next 10 hours. Could there be a smart­watch hit for An­droid at last?

Sam­sung reck­ons the 46mm Gal­axy Watch’s bat­tery should last up to seven days if you don’t ham­mer it with heavy use, with the 42mm ver­sion last­ing for up to four days with light use

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