The stream of Samsung continues – after the two Galaxy Note20 smartphones, two Galaxy Tab S7 tablets, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, there is also a new smartwatch – the Samsung Galaxy Watch3. It is a successor of the Galaxy Watch that was launched back in 2018. While in 2019, we just saw the more affordable Galaxy Watch Active2.
The Galaxy Watch3 comes with SpO2, which helps measure the blood oxygen levels and provide blood pressure and electrocardiogram (ECG) readings.
Samsung Galaxy Watch3 – A Premium Smartwatch With Advanced Health Features
The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 comes in two sizes – 41mm and 45mm, with respective screen diagonals of 1.4-inch and 1.2-inch. The display panel is Super AMOLED with a screen resolution of 360 x 360 pixels and has Gorilla Glass DX for protection on top.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Watch3 is 14% thinner and 15% lighter than its predecessor, measuring just 49.2 grams for the 41mm and 53.8 grams for the 45mm variant.
The bezel of the device will be able to rotate and used for some navigation in the OS. The watch is made of stainless steel and is IP68 Water and Dust protection and is compliant with the MIL-STD-810G standard for durability.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Watch3 is powered by an Exynos 9110 chipset with dual-core CPU at 1.15GHz. It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage, and there’s also a version with LTE modem and eSIM.
All Galaxy Watch3 users will have access to over 120 video workouts on Samsung Health that can be done at home. Video can be played on any Android or iOS device, and Galaxy Watch3 will track it live, giving step-by-step navigations.
Another feature Samsung is proud of is its sleep management. It isn’t a new feature, but with the Galaxy Watch3, it will bring new sleep scores and more accurate insights to help you get better rest.
Samsung cautiously hinted in a press release that while the smartwatch will have a blood oxygen sensor (SpO2), the actual feature won’t arrive until later this year.
The Blood Pressure, ECG readings will be market-dependent as they need to be authorized by local health authorities. In Korea, the watch will be able to monitor BP and ECG as they already have a license from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in the country.
Also, the Samsung Galaxy Watch3 integration with the Galaxy Note20 series include automatic reply options both for messages or gifs/images. And it will also support hand gestures like clenching or unclenching fist to receive or end a call, but that functionality has to be turned on/off through the Labs menu in the Galaxy Wear app.
Likewise, you also get watch functions, including notifications from apps, customizable watch faces (with which you can match your outfit’s style and color), Hands- free Bixby assistant, Samsung Pay, etc.
Besides, the Galaxy Watch 3 comes bearing features like fall detection that will notify the users if a fall is detected.
In terms of battery, the Samsung Galaxy Watch3 41mm variant has a 247mAh battery while the bigger 45mm one has a 340mAh battery, and comes with wireless charging support.
Samsung stays loyal to its wearable OS – the Galaxy Watch3 runs on Tizen 5.5.
Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Watch3
|Samsung Galaxy Watch3||Specifications|
|Dimensions & Weight:||45mm: 45 x 46.2 x 11.1 mm, 53.8g (Stainless Steel) / 43g (Titanium)
41mm: 41 x 42.5 x 11.3 mm, 48.2g (Stainless Steel)
*measured without strap
|Material:||Stainless Steel case with premium leather strap
Titanium case with metal strap
|Display:||45mm: 1.4” (34mm) / 41mm: 1.2” (30mm)
360 x 360 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning Gorilla Glass DX
|Processor:||Exynos 9110 Dual-core 1.15 GHz|
|Operating System:||Tizen Based Wearable OS 5.5|
|Memory:||1GB RAM + 8GB Internal Storage|
|Battery:||45mm: 340mAh / 41mm: 247mAh
WPC-based wireless charging
|Sensor:||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Light Sensor, Optical Heart Rate Sensor, Electrical Heart Sensor|
|Connectivity:||LTE*, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
*LTE connectivity only available in LTE models
|Durability:||5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G|
|Compatibility:||Android: Android 5.0 or higher & RAM 1.5GB above
iOS: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above
|Colour Options:||Stainless Steel: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic Silver
Titanium: Mystic Black
Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 is expected to launch in Nepal later in August. For now, this Samsung Flagship watch will go on sale starting today in selected countries, while Europe will get it on August 21. The Galaxy Watch3 is available in 41mm and 45mm, both available in WiFi-only or LTE + WiFi variants.
The 41mm Galaxy Watch3 is available in the Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver color options. Whereas, the 45mm Galaxy Watch3 is available in Mystic Black and Mystic Silver. The Galaxy Watch3 Titanium variant will be available later this year.
Prices begin from $399.99 for the 41mm Galaxy Watch3 and $429.99 for the 45mm version, but those are for the WiFi-only options. The ones with LTE are $50 more each, or respectively $449.99 and $479.99.
We can expect the Samsung Galaxy Watch3 45mm to launch in Nepal for a price of Rs. 47,999.
|Smart Wearable||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Samsung Galaxy Watch3 (41mm) Wi-Fi Only||Rs. 41,999|
|Samsung Galaxy Watch3 (45mm) Wi-Fi Only||Rs. 47,999|
|Samsung Galaxy Watch3 (41mm) LTE + Wi-Fi||Rs. 45,999|
|Samsung Galaxy Watch3 (45mm) LTE + Wi-Fi||Rs. 49,999|
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