Sam­sung Gal­axy Watch

SmartHouse - - CONTENT - Writ­ten by DAVID RICHARDS

The Sam­sung Gal­axy Watch has got a makeover, along­side the Note 9 the Korean Com­pany has re­leased a more ro­bust line up of watches and styles in­clud­ing three new watch faces in Sil­ver, Mid­night Black and Rose Gold, and new cus­tom­iz­a­ble watch band colours.

For the first time, Gal­axy Watch fea­tures ana­logue watch ticks and hourly chimes, and a depth ef­fect that casts shad­ows defin­ing ev­ery de­tail on the watch face for a tra­di­tional look and feel. The Watch, which will come in two sizes – one with a 46 mm face di­am­e­ter, and one with a 42mm face – will fea­ture a bat­tery life of up to seven days with light us­age (very long for an e SIM-en­abled smart watch), or 81 hours of heav­ier us­age.

The smaller ver­sion will have a slightly shorter bat­tery life, Sam­sung of­fi­cials said, due to it hav­ing a smaller bat­tery.

The bat­tery life of up to 81 hours elim­i­nates the need for daily charg­ing.

The new watch uses an elec­tronic SIM sim­i­lar to the e SIM in Ap­ple’s Watch Series 3, by adding a SIM the wearer gets a sec­ond de­vice on the same phone num­ber as his or her main phone.

There is also new stress man­age­ment tracker2, which au­to­mat­i­cally de­tects high lev­els of stress and of­fers breath­ing ex­er­cises to help keep users cen­tred and fo­cused.

In ad­di­tion, a new ad­vanced sleep tracker3 mon­i­tors all lev­els of sleep, in­clud­ing REM cy­cles, to help users ad­just sleep­ing habits and get the rest they need to take on their day.

There are also 21 new in­door ex­er­cises, track­ing a to­tal of 39 work­outs that al­low con­sumers to cus­tom­ize and change up their rou­tines.

Sam­sung claims that be­cause bal­anced nutri­tion is as im­por­tant as ex­er­cise, the new Gal­axy Watch makes it eas­ier than ever with a new calo­rie track­ing and per­son­al­ized alert app. In ad­di­tion, users can stay on track of their meals us­ing Bixby Vi­sion on their Gal­axy de­vice.

For the fash­ion con­scious, the new mod­els come in new mod­els sizes and styles with a sil­ver, 46mm ver­sion and 42mm op­tion in black or rose gold.

Users can cus­tom­ize Gal­axy Watch even more with a se­lec­tion of watch faces and straps in­clud­ing op­tions from Braloba, a man­u­fac­turer of high qual­ity watch straps. Gal­axy Watch car­ries the legacy of Sam­sung’s smart­watches with its trade­mark cir­cu­lar, ro­tat­ing bezel while em­brac­ing the dig­i­tal look with Al­ways On Dis­play, in ad­di­tion to im­proved us­abil­ity.

In ad­di­tion, Gal­axy Watch’s cer­ti­fied mil­i­tary-level dura­bil­ity4 with Corn­ing Go­rilla Glass DX+ and in­dus­trylead­ing wa­ter re­sis­tance with a 5 ATM rat­ing al­lows for long-last­ing use, no mat­ter the en­vi­ron­ment.

The Gal­axy Watch is due to be avail­able to pur­chase in Aus­tralia from Oc­to­ber 4, 2018. Both the SIM and Blue­tooth mod­els can be pur­chased from se­lect oper­a­tor and re­tail part­ners as well as Sam­sung ex­pe­ri­ence stores and on­line.

The Gal­axy Watch will be avail­able in Mid­night Black, Sil­ver and Rose Gold, in two watch face sizes (46mm and 42mm). The cel­lu­lar model will be priced from $649 (RRP) and the Blue­tooth model from $549 (RRP).

Garry McGre­gor, Vice Pres­i­dent of Sam­sung Aus­tralia’s Mo­bile Di­vi­sion, said:

“The Gal­axy Watch is a beau­ti­fully crafted time­piece that de­liv­ers on both style and func­tion­al­ity.

“The net­work con­nec­tiv­ity of the cel­lu­lar Gal­axy Watch will give peo­ple the free­dom to leave both their phone and wal­let at home while stay­ing con­nected through voice and data, along with the ben­e­fits of Sam­sung Pay.

“Sam­sung Pay was the first mo­bile wal­let in Aus­tralia to in­te­grate with all of the ‘Big Four’ banks, Gal­axy Watch users can tap and pay trans­ac­tions on-the-go.

“The cel­lu­lar model pro­vides a true e-SIM ex­pe­ri­ence, so cus­tomers can also use their Gal­axy Watch when roam­ing over­seas, which we be­lieve sets our smart­watch apart from our com­peti­tors.”

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