Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Review: Features, Specs, and Price

Samsung has released its latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Samsung is a pioneer in the wearables market, and this new watch takes everything Samsung’s been doing right with previous models and improves on them. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 was designed for people who lead active lifestyles. It offers a wide variety of features geared towards serious athletes or those who like to work out regularly.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Review: Features, Specs and Price

Important Features

  • Sleek design and look
  • New Google Wear OS
  • Advanced Health Tracking Features like ECG, SpO2, etc.
  • New BioActive sensor
  • Stress Monitoring
  • Built-in GPS
  • More than 90+ Sport modes and automatic activity detection
  • Longer battery life(40 hours)
  • Waterproof
  • Availability of Apps from Google Play Store
  • Music streaming and music storage feature
  • Availability of LTE feature

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OS of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is powered by Wear OS, which is the most recent operating system by Google. Samsung has been using Tizen OS in previous Samsung watches, but with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung switched to Wear OS as their operating system.

Design

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is available in two versions: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. The Galaxy Watch 4 classic is available in two sizes: 42mm and 46mm. While the Galaxy Watch 4 is available in 40 and 44 mm sizes.

Both Samsung Galaxy Watch models are available in two case materials: the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic in stainless steel, and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is available in aluminum. Samsung has given both watches a premium feel through these finishes. Samsung has given the watch a Gorilla Glass DX+protection as well as water resistance up to 50 meters.

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is most user-friendly when it comes to the bezel as it has a rotating one. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has a digital bezel which is more difficult to maneuver than the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 with the rotating bezel.

Display of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 40 and 44 mm models both come with an always-on AMOLED display. The 40mm model has a display size of 1.2″ along with 396×396 pixel resolution. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 44mm model, on the other hand, has a display size of 0.2″ larger in comparison to Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 40mm models with 450×450 pixel resolution.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42 mm model has a 1.19-inch display with a 396 x 396 pixels resolution. The 46 mm model features a 1.4-inch 450 x 450 display, making it a 10% increase from the Galaxy Watch 3, the previous model. 

Health Tracking Features of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 comes with all the health tracking features of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. It has features like ECG, blood pressure monitoring, SpO2, sleep tracking, irregular heart rate detection, female health-tracking, stress monitoring, etc. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 offers a new BioActive sensor (BIA) for measuring body composition. 

If you don’t know about body composition, body composition is the percentage of fat, muscle, and other body tissues that make up a person’s weight. Samsung claims that this sensor is more accurate than other methods to measure body composition.

Samsung says it can analyze a measurement in 15 seconds and lets users monitor changes over time with Samsung Health. This feature may not be helpful for those who don’t compete in sports or work out regularly, as it’s best for people like athletes or fitness enthusiasts who want an accurate measure of their progress.

The Galaxy Watch’s advanced health tracking features make it one of the best health tracking smartwatches in 2021. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has many features that the Apple Watch Series 6 and Fitbit Sense don’t offer. For instance, it can measure your blood pressure.

Sport Tracking Features of Galaxy Watch 4

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has more than 90 sport modes to track various indoor and outdoor activities. It also has a built-in GPS for accurate sports tracking. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 can even be configured for other sports like skiing, golfing, basketball, rowing, rugby, and many more.

Samsung included automatic workout detection with the Galaxy Watch 4, so it will recognize when you’re doing physical activity and log it in Samsung Health App as such. This may be useful for those who partake in different types of exercise as they won’t have to configure their watch settings every time they change sports.

Smart Features of Galaxy Watch 4

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has many new features and benefits that Samsung put to make the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 the best Samsung Galaxy Watch to date.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 comes with smart notifications. It enables you to receive messages from your phone in various ways like vibrations, as a wrist alert and visual notification on the screen.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has both an LTE and Wi-Fi option. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 with an LTE connection allows you to make calls, send or receive SMS without a smartphone nearby. 

However, there may be a monthly charge for using LTE services.

Samsung has also included Google Assistant in Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Also, the Android smartwatch app works well with other popular apps like WhatsApp, Gmail, Uber, and Lyft, making paying easier than ever before.

Price and Availability

If you’re interested in Samsung’s newest smartwatch series, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is available online and in retail stores. Samsung offers a variety of Samsung Galaxy Watch models so that customers can best choose the one that suits their needs.

Battery Life of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

If you are interested in the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 battery life will be essential. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has a decent battery that lasts up to a day and a half, depending on your usage. It has been tested to last for up to 40 hours of regular use and 18 hours of heavy usage.

If you use the features like GPS, music, etc., the battery drains faster. It takes up to two hours to charge fully.

Pros
  • It has a large display.
  • Slimmer design
  • Advanced health and fitness tracking features
  • Support third-party apps
  • Body composition feature
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No Samsung Pay
  • Some features like ECG works only with a compatible Samsung Galaxy Smartphone.

Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is one of the best Samsung smartwatches in 2021. It has many features that make it stand out from other competitors like Apple Watches and Fitbit Sense. Samsung includes many sport modes for different sports, an automatic workout detection feature, and more than 90 sport modes to track various indoor or outdoor activities with this watch.

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If you are looking for a great smartwatch that focuses on fitness tracking without breaking the bank, then Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 may be right for you!

Saneesh VS is a Registered Nurse by Profession and Wearable Tech Enthusiast by Passion. He loves to write about fitness, smartwatches, and fitness trackers. He also loves reading books on wearable tech, technology in healthcare, artificial intelligence etc., which he has been writing for the past 5 years.

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