Samsung has announced the Galaxy Watch, the newest addition to its line of wearables which ended with the Gear S3. Samsung is giving the smartwatch in two sizes. A 46mm model that comes in silver, and a 42mm model which comes in midnight black and rose gold. The Galaxy Watch will be available as a Bluetooth-only version on August 24th. The LTE version, that will be available later this year.
Like the Gear S3, the Watch runs on a Tizen OS, which has better battery life than Android Wear. And its one of the most impressive updates to the Watch: its is supposed to last for 4+ days on a single charge, about 80 hours compared to the Apple Watch’s 17 hours.
As all smartwatches running Android Wear or Tizen. The Galaxy Watch is compatible with more Android phones and iPhones, while Apple Watches are limited to iPhones. Other than those differences, both have your usual fitness features: heart rate sensor, GPS, water-resistance, and music streaming.
We don’t yet have 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 $400 range.