New Samsung Galaxy Watch delivers LTE connectivity, wellness capabilities, design to match lifestyle

Samsung Electronics introduced this week Samsung Galaxy Watch, a premium smartwatch for those who want to do it all—and look good while doing it. Its long-lasting battery and LTE connectivity gives consumers a true standalone experience. With advanced wellness features and fitness tracking, it helps achieve health goals.

With Samsung’s signature rotating bezel and lineup of style options including three new watch color finishes in silver, midnight black and rose gold, and new watch band colors, users get a smartwatch that looks like a traditional timepiece and is intuitive to use.

Everyone has different health, wellness, and fitness goals; no matter what they are, Galaxy Watch helps meet them. With a new stress management tracker, Galaxy Watch tracks heart rate, and provides breathing exercises to help users stay focused. In addition, the Galaxy Watch’s advanced sleep tracking monitors all levels of sleep, including REM cycles, to help users get the rest they need to take on their day.

The Galaxy Watch’s advanced fitness tracking features keep you motivated, and on track. It automatically tracks six of the most popular exercises—walking, running, cycling, elliptical, training, rowing, and dynamic workouts—and features 21 new indoor exercises from a selection of 39 activities. As balanced nutrition is as important as exercise, the Galaxy Watch is designed to help users track food and water intake. Input meals and get personalized alerts from Samsung Health, or use Bixby on Galaxy device to automatically count calories, and get a personalized summary on your Galaxy Watch.

“At Samsung, we have a long history of providing consumers with choice, while maintaining innovation within our products, and we are excited to continue the proud heritage of our Galaxy line with our wearables,” said DJ Koh, president and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “The new Galaxy Watch was designed for all lifestyles to help meet consumer needs, such as more efficient battery life to stay connected longer, and better wellness tracking to help users maintain their goals – we are delivering them with connected experiences, all at the touch of a wrist.”

A watch is the classic fashion accessory, and the Galaxy Watch lets users express their own unique style. It offers more sizes and styles with a 46mm version in silver, as well as a 42mm option in midnight black and rose gold.

Users can further customize with a selection of watch faces and watch band options available on Samsung.com. The Galaxy Watch is designed with Samsung’s signature, circular rotating bezels while embracing the digital look with Always On Display, in addition to improved usability —making it easier to get the most out of the device, with the look of a traditional timepiece. The Galaxy Watch is ready to go where you go. It is certified military-level durability with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ and 5 ATM water resistance, so it can go from the swimming pool to the shower without leaving the wrist.

The Galaxy Watch is designed with active lifestyle in mind and has an improved battery life that gets days of power on a single charge—as well as low-energy architecture, so users can recharge on their schedule, not their watches. With LTE connectivity, Samsung Galaxy Watch users can enjoy a standalone experience – answer calls, respond to text messages, use GPS mapping, stream music, and more, from their wrist, and all without a smartphone in their pocket. Users can also start and end their day with morning and evening briefings to help stay on top of reminders, weather and their latest schedule.

The Galaxy Watch is more than a smartwatch, it’s part of the Galaxy Ecosystem. Users can enjoy a seamless experience with Samsung Health, Samsung Pay, Bixby, SmartThings and select third-party partnerships such as Spotify and Under Armour.

Easily access and control IoT compatible devices on the Galaxy Watch with SmartThings—turn on the lights in the morning or adjust the temperature before bed. Samsung makes music and multimedia control even easier on the Galaxy Watch with Spotify, allowing users to listen to songs offline or without a smartphone. It’s also easy to keep information secure thanks to Samsung Knox, and unlock PCs or tablets using Samsung Flow.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Bluetooth 42mm version will be available for US$329.99, and the 46mm version will be available $349.99 in the US at Amazon, Best Buy and Samsung.com later this month. The Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE version will be available at AT&T, Samsung.com, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon, along with select major national retailers later this year.

Pre-orders begin on August 10, 2018, and run through August 23, 2018 on Samsung.com. Consumers who preorder or order Galaxy Watch before September 8, 2018 on Samsung.com will receive a free Samsung watch band.

 


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