The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a top smartwatch contender for Android users and it’s easy enough to see why. The new Galaxy Watch 3 combines smartphone-level productivity with leading health technology, all in one premium and sleek device. It’s Samsung’s most advanced Galaxy Watch yet, but just what can you expect from it?
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has a nicer design than the original, all while being slimmer, lighter, and more comfortable to wear. It sports the same attractive circular screen shape; and has the same rotating bezel, only less clunky. The design is polished off with a premium genuine leather strap, giving the watch a classier look. Design-wise, it’s a great choice for those wanting a nicer looking smartwatch that’ll fit your outfit even when you dress up.
Although the Galaxy Watch 3 is smaller than the original, the display sizes are equivalent or slightly larger; with a 1-4inch screen on the 45mm model, compared to 1.3inch in the previous generation. It has a full-colour, AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 - a lot of pixels for a small display! It’s protected with Gorilla Glass DX adding a layer of durability. The colours and contrast are great, keeping the display perfectly clear, even when you’re outdoors under bright sunlight.
Health and fitness are key components to every great smartwatch, and the Galaxy Watch 3 doesn’t disappoint. It’s equipped with over 120 home workout programmes that you can cast to your TV. As you workout, the Watch 3 will display your heart in real-time. If running is your sport, the Watch 3 has a Running Analysis feature that analyses how you move and helps to improve your form and prevent injuries. It takes into consideration asymmetry, foot contact time, flight time, vertical motion, and stiffness. It can even measure your VO2 max values and track them on your phone. The Watch 3 has a water and dust rating of IP68 so it can handle a little water or dirt during your workouts.
The Watch 3 can also measure blood oxygen. It uses red LED and infrared rays to estimate your SpO2 levels, or the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream. It also has great sleep tracking features! It records your REM cycles, deep sleep, and total sleep time to score the quality of your sleep (and help you improve it too). There’s also the Fall Detection feature that automatically detects hard falls, sending an SOS to your emergency contact with your location.
The Galaxy Watch 3 gets along great with other devices. You get the benefit of easy integration between the Watch 3 and your smartphone. If you’re listening to Spotify for example, you can easily switch the music between playing on your Galaxy Note20, to the Galaxy Watch 3, and even your Galaxy Buds Live, all with just a tap of a button. It’s not just compatible with the Galaxy range though. It can connect with Android 5.0 (L OS) or higher, RAM 1.5GB above; and even iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is hard not to like. It has a sophisticated, stylish design; great display; great features; and is simply a top-spec smartwatch. Unlike its predecessor, it’s also much lighter and more comfortable to wear which is great for those using it for fitness tracking. It is on the pricier side, but well worth the investment for anyone looking to take full advantage of all the features. If you want to take a better watch at this watch, and many other options, check out the huge Samsung Store!