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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has arrived, and it’s packed full of new tech

Samsung has just revealed two new smartwatches – the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 looks to show off what the recent partnership with Google can deliver – and at first glance, the results look superb.

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Unveiled at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on August 11th, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic joined the brand’s highly-anticipated new foldable phones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.

Featuring a new 3-in-1 health sensor, a smooth app experience and a new lower price of £249, there’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.

Here is everything you need to know about the Samsung smartwatch, including its new WearOS software, upgraded fitness tracking and where to buy the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.

Looking for more on Samsung? Read our Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review and Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 review.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 release date

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Unveiled in early August, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is available to buy now. The smartwatch was officially released today (27th August).

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are also on sale now.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 price: how much does the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 cost?

Prices for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 start at £249.

Prices will fluctuate depending on whether you choose a 40mm or 44mm watch face and if the smartwatch is an LTE (4G) model or not. The larger models with LTE will be slightly more expensive.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is also a little more expensive, with prices starting at £369. The watch comes in larger sizes of 42mm or 46mm.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is available to buy now for £249 at Samsung.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 specs: what does the Samsung smartwatch look like?

Design

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 comes with an aluminium case and four colour options; black, silver, green and pink gold. Depending on how big you like your watch (and how small your wrists are), there are two sizes to choose from; 40mm and 44mm.

Described as “modern and minimalist” by Samsung, the design of the Galaxy Watch 4 is what you’d expect from a fitness-focused smartwatch and is water-resistant.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic features a rotating bezel and has more of a “timeless” design that is perhaps more suited to those who prefer the look of a ‘real’ watch.

Fitness features

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

With the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, you have the option of tracking over 100 fitness exercises, monitoring your sleep (including how much time you snore for) and extending your workouts from your watch to a Samsung TV.

Thanks to the new Samsung Bioactive Sensor, the smartwatch also has a new body composition analysis tool to help you get more from your workouts.

The function will show a range of measurements, including BMI, skeletal muscle, water retention and body fat. The feature does rely on you first entering some details, though, such as your weight and weight, to help you get those readings.

The battery in the Galaxy Watch 4 is designed to last up to 40 hours. This means the watch will easily last a full day of errands, and a night of sleep tracking and quick charging capabilities should limit how long you have to wait around before putting it back on.

WearOS

The introduction of WearOS, the result of a joint partnership between Samsung and Google, means that using apps such as Spotify, Samsung Pay, and Bixby should be a much smoother experience. Google Maps is also a new addition to help you get from A to B using the watch’s in-built compass.

Any apps compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will automatically be installed onto your smartwatch when you download them onto your Samsung Galaxy phone.

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