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December 10, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm Review – Amazing Battery Life and Great Core Software

The new Samsung Galaxy Watch in Australia is now official alongside Samsung’s super-powerful smartphone named Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The Samsung’s innovative watch is a kind of smartwatch which will inevitably get compared to Apple Watch Series 4 as well as Fitbit and Wear OS Watches.

The Galaxy Watch is backed by almost everything one would want such as impressive 4 days battery life, exceptional core smartwatch software, built-in music storage, gorgeous and dazzling design, and so many good fitness features. All these features together are making it the best watch for Android smartphone owners. Isn’t it? We have rounded up everything in our Samsung Galaxy Watch review – so, let’s dive into it.

Release Date and Price

The official Samsung Galaxy Watch release date in Australia was August 24, 2018 – the same day when Galaxy Note 9 came out. Earlier, it was rumored that the Australian audience has to wait longer, but now it’s available in Australia as well. (Hooray!)

Talking about Samsung Galaxy Watch Price in Australia, it’s a lot cheaper as compared to Samsung Gear S2. The watch starts at AU$499 if you’re looking for 42mm version whereas 46mm version set users back around AU$549.

There is LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Watch which comes out at AU$599 for 42mm and 46mm goes for a whopping AU$649.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Specs

The Samsung Galaxy Watch specifications in Australia include 1.3-inches screen, Samsung Exynos 9110 115GHz Processor, 768MB of RAM (1.5GB for LTE Model) and 4GB of onboard memory. The other details are as follow:

  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 9110 1.5GHz Dual-core
  • Display: 1.3-inches (for 46mm) and 1.2-inches for 42mm with 360 x 360 Pixels resolution
  • Display Type: Super AMOLED with Gorilla Glass DX+
  • Operating System: Tizen OS 4.0
  • RAM: 768MB (1.5GB for LTE Model)
  • Onboard Memory: 4GB
  • Wireless Technology: NFC, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth: 4.2
  • GPS/Glonass
  • Sensors: Ambient Light, Heart Rate, Gyro, Barometer and Accelerometer
  • Battery: 472mAh Battery with Wireless Charging Dock (270mAh on 42mm)
  • Dimensions of 46mm: 46 x 49 x 13 mm and 63 grams
  • Dimensions of 42mm: 41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7 and 49 grams
  • Other Features: IP68 and 5 ATM dust and Water Resistant, MIL-STD-810G Rated, Integrated microphone and Speakers

Design and Display

The latest and greatest Samsung Galaxy Watch indeed succeeds Gear Sport and Gear S3 (as mentioned above). To be honest not much has changed with a design over S3 – it is still be followed by a traditional timepiece design alongside a round watch face whereas opting for sporty looks.

The highlight of the design feature – however, is rotating bezel. The edge around the screen rotates and makes a clicky sound which is identical to a combination padlock. That’s what to use to navigate the menus and apps and it’s undoubtedly the best way to interact with a watch OS.

This watch enables you to see the full screen as you navigate – rather than of having your fingers blocking the view. There are 2 options to choose from – a 46mm and a 42mm in black and rose gold respectively. The upper version – 46mm uses 22mm straps whereas the 42mm version allows only 20mm straps. Though 42mm version is a little bit large and heavy for smaller wrists, both sizes are comfortable to wear.

Screen-wise, a 46mm model comes with 1.3-inches screen and a smaller watch comes with a 1.2-inches screen. Both screens come with 360 pixels by 360 pixels resolution and house a Super AMOLED Technology. The watch gets a plethora of brightness – which is crucial for a watch, colors pop off the screen and blacks are inky deep. Very much like smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Watch’s screens are protected by Corning’s Gorilla DX+ glass.

Performance and Software

The watch is equipped with a custom 1.5GHz processor for giving it power – so it could improve overall battery life. The total amount of RAM is 768MB and it is running version 4.0 of Samsung’s Tizen Wearable OS.

According to several online sources, you’ll hardly encounter problems with that watch. Rotating the bezels are incredibly fast but you’ll face some stuttering. However, for the most part, the interface is fluid and speedy. The Tizen, on the other hand, is quite enjoyable to use as it’s so simple and easy to navigate.

Battery Life

Last but absolutely not least, Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm size comes with 472mAh non-removable battery which promises to last users approx. 4 days including few workouts and routine interaction with notifications. This only happens after turning off the always-on screen. And with always on-screen, you’ll last 2 days only.

The 42mm size has a battery capacity of 42mm which lasts you almost 2 and a half days. With normal activities, it hit to 79% by the end of the first day and by the early afternoon on day 2, there will be 53% juice left and by day 3, you’ll see it deplete to 18%.

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