In addition to unveiling the Galaxy Note 9 today, Samsung has also introduced its rumored Galaxy Watch smartwatch. Even though the device comes with the “Galaxy” branding that Samsung has largely used for Android devices, it doesn’t run Wear OS (Android Wear). It’s the successor to the Gear S3 so it runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS.
The wireless charging-compatible 3G/LTE Galaxy Watch will be available in 46mm and 42mm sizes with 1.3 inch and 1.2 inch circular displays. It’s powered by an Exynos 9110 dualcore processor with 768MB RAM and 4GB of storage.
The LTE variant, which will be available later this year, features 1.5GB of RAM. The 46mm and 42mm models feature a 472mAh and 270mAh battery respectively. Samsung says that the Galaxy Watch should provide all-day battery life.
As far as the design is concerned, the Galaxy Watch appears similar to its predecessor, complete with the circular rotating bezel. Samsung will offer a variety of watch bands and watch faces so that customers can personalize the smartwatch to their liking.
The company has also improved the health and fitness-tracking features of the smartwatch. It has built-in a new stress and sleep tracking for more accurate measurements of these metrics. The Galaxy Watch is also capable of automatically recording more workouts.
Samsung confirmed today that the Galaxy Watch is going to be released in the United States on August 24th. The 46mm and 42mm models will cost $329.99 and $329.99 respectively. They will be available through Samsung.com, Amazon, and Best Buy. The LTE variants will arrive later this year and their prices haven’t been confirmed today.