Samsung’s switching gears with their brand new Galaxy Watch

Posted:  August 10, 2018   By:    6 comments   

Samsung didn’t just launch a powerful top-of-the-line flagship smartphone today. The South Korean electronics giant also launched a brand new smartwatch and it’s called the Galaxy Watch. It’s not a Gear S-whatever, it’s simply called the Galaxy Watch and I kinda like that.

Of course, that’s not the only thing that’s cool about it.

Despite the name change, the brand new Galaxy Watch looks a lot like Samsung’s Gear S line of smartwatches. It continues the device’s aesthetic so it looks a lot more like a regular watch than a smartwatch.

Samsung also kept the rotating bezel on the Galaxy Watch, which I’ve always thought was one of the best ways to navigate a smartwatch’s interface. There are two different sizes (42mm and 46mm) and three different colours (Rose Gold, Silver, Midnight Black). There are also a bunch of different straps that you can choose from.

Up front, you’ve got either a 1.3-inch (46mm) or a 1.2-inch (42mm) Super AMOLED display with Corning’s Gorilla DX+ glass along with military grade durability. It’s also water resistant to up to 50m, so it’s swim proof.

Inside, it’s powered by an Exynos 9110 dual-core processor and it runs on Tizen 4.0 software. However, the most interesting thing about the device is that Samsung says you can use this watch for “several days” with a single charge. The Galaxy Watch also comes in an LTE variant so you you can use it without being tethered to your smartphone.

As usual, the device will be able to track health metrics through a built in heartrate monitor, and it will be able to coach you and prompt you to relax if your heart starts racing.

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So far, there’s no word on when or if this smartwatch will make it to Malaysia but we will keep you posted when we learn more.

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6 Comments for Samsung’s switching gears with their brand new Galaxy Watch


New Note 9 + free gear sport = tempted.


    do it !! but the thing is that the gear sport is a crappy watch vs the Gear S3 . But I guess it is still a free watch


I have an S3 frontier. Before that was a Moto 360. I hate samsung's voice command prompt, the s-voice. It's worlds apart compared to google's voice. it simply not able to recognize spoken word properly.

On the other hand, I have no problem with my google's voice command. It feels so natural and you can do wonders with it.

Now, this new watch, at best, only comes with extended battery life. The rest is just minor update to the old one. With limited apps, still not worthy of an upgrade. Just wait for the next iteration.


Those watch faces always looks very good in photos but looks flat and dull in real life. They can’t compare to real watches in looks and until they put real health features like blood pressure monitoring or heart problem detection, the novelty wore off quickly for me.


    That leather strap is nice though, like the one sold for usd600 at hodinkee site.


50m….wow..can go diving with it…if it can also detect depth would be so cool..