After a long chain of leaks, rumours, and reports, Samsung has today finally launched the brand new Galaxy Watch 3, and the leaks were pretty accurate. It has the long awaited ECG feature builtin.
The new watch looks a lot like the original Galaxy Watch, complete with the physical rotating bezel that’s a fan favourite. Aside from that there are two other buttons on the side to round off the design of the new Galaxy Watch 3. New watch is claimed to be thinner and lighter than the OG Galaxy Watch, while increasing the screen to 1.4 inches.
The Galaxy Watch 3 will be available in two sizes — 41mm and 45mm with both Bluetooth and LTE variant available. The watch will be available in four colours with each size being restricted to two colours only. The smaller, 41mm watch will have a 1.2-inch screen, while the larger 45mm watch will come with a 1.4-inch display. It also uses the Corning Gorilla Glass DX for preventing scratches and cracks.
Under the hood, there’s an Exynos 9110 processor paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB on board storage that’s huge isn’t it? . The watch runs Tizen OS, as rumored, and uses Bluetooth 5.0, along with WiFi b/g/n connectivity. As mentioned earlier, there will also be LTE models available.
Samsung is also focusing quite a bit on health and fitness features in Watch 3 like Blood Oxygen measurement along with Blood Pressure, and ECG measurements. However, the BP and ECG features will be restricted to markets where the watch has passed required certifications. Hopefully it will get certified worldwide soon.
Apart from that, the Galaxy Watch 3 comes with fall detection, similar to the Apple Watch, which can detect falls and send Emergency messages to select contacts.
The Watch 3 also comes with running analysis which will give you real time feedback on runs, and even offer post workout reports to help you improve form, boost performance, and reduce injuries. The Watch 3 will also offer VO2 Max readings for cardio workouts, and the new Samsung Health app will have a library of over 120 workout videos that the watch can accurately track.
The Galaxy Watch 3 is starting at $399.99 and will be available in selected markets from August 6th.