In late August, Samsung launched the company’s new premium smart wearable Galaxy Watch4 series in India.
Just a few days ago, Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic were made available in stores nationwide.
DH has received the standard exam unit of the Bluetooth model only (SM-R870) Galaxy Watch4 (Silver). I spent a few hours with it and here are my first thoughts on Samsung’s new watch.
Design and build quality
Our unit is a 44mm model. It has a classic 1.4 inch Super AMOLED circular dial display with 450 × 450p resolution. It supports the Always On full-color display and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass with a DX + shield. It comes with a 361mAh cell.
There is also a 40mm sized model and it sports a smaller 1.2 inch Super AMOLED display with 396 × 396p resolution, supports Always On color display and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass with DX + shield. . It houses a 247 mAh battery.
The Galaxy Watch4 comes with 5 ATM, IP68, and MIL-STD-810G military-grade durability standards. This watch is tailor-made for the outdoor enthusiast and the design is still simplistic and can also be worn on any formal occasion.
The company offers steel and aluminum housing options. Ours is the latter. It’s sturdy and the Samsung did a good job with a silver variant with a matte finish and the knobs (power and back) are polished to shine, giving off premium visual appeal and a handy feel. The silicone strap is soft and strong.
It took me about 10 minutes to install the watch on the Galaxy A52s. I should note that Samsung’s new phones can automatically detect nearby new Galaxy brand smart wearable devices and the user only has to follow the on-screen instructions.
If you have a Samsung tablet and another handset, it is recommended that you sign in to a Samsung account to create a data backup, which will allow it to sync the latest health data across all Galaxy devices.
Once it’s fully set up and ready to go, Google’s new Wear operating system UI on Galaxy Watch4 features swipe gestures that take you to the latest notifications on the left side and individual apps on the left side. law. If you swipe down on the screen, it displays options like settings, screen brightness, vibrate mode, do not disturb mode, theater mode, etc.
Swiping up the screen brings up the Wear OS brand homepage which lists all the apps installed on the Watch4 under one roof, placed three in a row. You have to scroll to the bottom to find all the apps. The app icons are circular in design and large enough to launch the individual app with the touch of a finger on such a compact modular display.
Plus, the tactile bezel around the dial works like a charm, just like the predecessor. Well done for keeping it Samsung. It just improves navigation on the Watch4.
With Wear OS, the Galaxy Watch4 gets a proper Android app, including the popular Google Maps, which is a big plus for exploring a city while walking the streets.
It is powered by a 1.18GHz 5nm class Samsung Exynos W920 dual-core chipset, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
Another notable aspect of the Galaxy Watch4 is the Samsung bioactive sensor (optical heart rate + electric heart + BIA: bioelectric impedance analysis). It is able to measure body skeletal mass, body fat and body mass index (BMI), which are essential for improving the health of an overweight person.
I’m going to check it out more carefully and see how it can help me lower my BMI from 26.2 to less than 24 to 18.5 in the healthy range.
The Watch4 also supports the ECG (electrocardiogram) app to check for irregular heartbeat conditions. It can also monitor stress, sleep patterns, track activities such as walking, running, rowing, treadmill workouts, badminton, and several sports.
It also includes an accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, and light sensor.
So far, Samsung Galaxy Watch4 has run smoothly and the integration with Google Wear OS makes the user interface refreshing to use the watch with swipe gestures and most importantly access more Android apps than ever before.
Also, I’m very excited to check out the capabilities of Samsung’s advanced bioactive sensor. Please come back for the full review. If you have any questions and would like me to test a particular feature of the Galaxy Watch4, please share it in the comments section below.
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