Together with the note 9, Samsung has announced Galaxy Watch, the latest addition to its wear resistance that ended with the Gear S3 two years ago. Samsung offers smartwatch in two sizes: a 46mm model that comes in silver, and a 42mm model that comes in midnight black and rose gold. Galaxy Watch will be available as a Bluetooth version in the United States on August 24, and an LTE version, which will be available later this year.
As the Gear S3, Galaxy Watch goes on a Tizen OS, said to have better battery life than Android Wear. And it's one of the most impressive updates on the Galaxy Watch: the battery will last for several days on a single charge, about 80 hours compared with Apple Watchens 1
Like any smartwatcher running Android Wear or Tizen, Galaxy Watch is compatible with newer Android phones and iPhones, while Apple Watches is limited to iPhone. Other than the two big differences, both Galaxy Watch and Apple Watch have your usual training features: heart rate sensor, GPS, water resistance and streaming music.
We have not yet got price information for the LTE version, but given that the Bluetooth models will be available for $ 329.99 (42mm) and $ 349.99 (46mm), it's likely to be within the $ 400 series. For more detailed details about how Galaxy Watch stacks against its iOS counterpart, it's a handy chart. As always, specifications do not necessarily dictate how well a device actually works, but they may be useful to look side by side.
|Category||Galaxy Watch with LTE||Apple Watch Series 3 LTE||Category||] Starting price||TBD||$ 399|
|Digital Assistant||Bixby||Bixby||] Siri|
|OS||Tizen OS 4.0||watchOS 4|
|Navigation||] Built-in GPS and barometric altimeter||Built-in GPS and barometric altimeter|
|Water resistance||Water||Yes (via Spotify)||Yes (via Apple Music)|
|Glass Quality||Corning Gorilla DX +||Ion-X glass (aluminum bags), crystal crystal (stainless and ceramic case)|
|Processor||Exynos 9110 Dual co Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE, NFC||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE|
|Screen||Screen||Screen||Super AMOLED||Second Gen OLED Reti power-up|
|Storage||1.5 GB RAM + 4 GB Internal Memory||16 GB|
|Battery Life||Up to 80 hours (46mm) up to 80 hours 45 hours (42mm)|
|Weight||63g (46mm), 49g (42mm)||28.7g (38mm), 34.9g (42mm)|
|Dimensions (mm)  46 x 49 x 42 x 42 x 42 x 42 x 42 x 42 cm, iphone 5 with iOS 9.0 or later||iPhone 6 or later with iOS 11 or later|