The Galaxy Watch 3 is official. Samsung has just presented its new connected watch at the Unpacked conference dedicated to the Galaxy Note 20. Unsurprisingly, the smartwatch marks the return of the physical rotating crown. The watch is powered by Tyzen OS in version 5.5 and as expected it has an ECG and drop detection feature like the Apple Watch Series 5.
It was the most anticipated event of the beginning of August. Samsung held its Unpacked conference on Wednesday. In addition to the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, the new galaxy watch 3, the other flagship product expected during the conference has been formalized. After two sport-oriented Galaxy Watch Active, return to a more traditional design for the more dandies of you.
We remain on an appearance very close to the first generation Galaxy Watch. And after skipping the rotating bezel on the Galaxy Watch Active and Active 2, it is back as we have seen thanks to the string of leaks in recent weeks.
Galaxy Watch 3: ECG, VO2 Max, a plethora of tracking features
The Galaxy Watch 3 offers exciting new features. The function of sleep tracking has been improved with better algorithms for more accurate data. Samsung is also announcing the availability of a oxygen level in the blood (SpO2 and VO2 Max). As the rumors indicated, an EKG is also being announced like the latest Apple Watch.
But the feature will be available later this year. Samsung says it is working with different certification bodies to obtain the necessary permissions. The watch has another feature that the Apple Watch Series 5 already benefits from: fall detection. For the rest, the Galaxy Watch 3 has several sensors on board: GPS (Glonass, Galileo) an accelerometer, an altimeter barometer, not to mention its heart rate monitor for continuous heart rate monitoring.
Several tracking features are dedicated to athletes and all those who care about maintaining their physical shape. More than 40 exercise tracks are available with automatic detection of the type of activity (walking, cycling, elliptical, rowing machine, abdominals, etc.). In addition to improved sleep quality tracking, classic step counts and calories burned, also access relaxation and guided breathing exercises, has a nutrient monitoring (caffeine, water) or even monitoring menstrual cycles for women.
To read: Galaxy Watch 3: price, release date, technical sheet, design, all about the Samsung connected watch
Galaxy Watch 3: waterproof up to 50, two-day battery life
Like its predecessor, the Galaxy Watch 3 is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters thanks to its 5 ATM certification. The smartwatch is available in two sizes: 41 mm and 45 mm with bracelets measuring 20 and 22 mm respectively. Both versions feature a 16 million color Super AMOLED display with a definition of 360 x 360 pixels. The panel has Gorilla Glass DX + protection. It is therefore resistant to shocks, drops, but also scratches, while offering anti-reflective properties.
The Galaxy Watch 3 is equipped with a 247 mAh battery for the 41 mm version and 340 mAh for that of 45 mm. Both offer a respective autonomy of 43 hours and 56 hours, enough to easily last two days in both cases. Here is the technical sheet.
|Galaxy Watch 3 Spec Sheet (41mm)||Galaxy Watch 3 Spec Sheet (45mm)|
|Dimensions||41mm x 42.5mm x 11.3mm||46.2mm x 45mm x 11.1mm|
|Weight||48.2 g||53.8 g|
|Screen||1.2 “Super AMOLED||1.4 “Super AMOLED|
|Definition||360 x 360 pixels||360 x 360 pixels|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi g / b / n, 4G||Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi g / b / n, 4G|
|Functions||GPS (Galileo, Glonass, Beidou), accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter, heart rate monitor, ECG and Vo2Max||GPS (Galileo, Glonass, Beidou), accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter, heart rate monitor, ECG and Vo2Max|
|SoC||Exynos 9110||Exynos 9110|
|Storage||8 GB||8 GB|
|Water resistance||waterproof 5 ATM, IP68||waterproof 5 ATM, IP68|
|Audio||Microphone and speaker||Microphone and speaker|
|Drums||247 mAh||340 mAh|
|Colors||Bronze, Silver||Bronze, Black|
Release date and price
The Galaxy Watch 3 will be available in France on August 21. The watch is available in two colors: bronze and gray for the 41 mm version and in bronze and black for the 45 mm version. The two watches cost € 429 and € 459 respectively. This is still 120 and 130 € more than the models of last year.