After two years of waiting, Samsung has finally updated its flagship smartwatch with the launch of the new Galaxy Watch.
This latest wearable was unveiled earlier this month at the Korean company's Unpacked event in New York. There are many bonus features you will not find on the older Gear S3. So, if you're thinking about switching to this latest digital clock, you need to know five things here before you buy one: THAT BATTERY LIFE CLAIM
Samsung made big rumors about the fact that will hold his new Galaxy Watch with a single charge for a week.
That's a big deal, especially since its biggest competitor – the Apple Watch – only lasts about 24 hours.
However, before you get excited about this performance, keep in mind that this extended battery life is only available for the larger 46mm model.
Choosing the smaller 42mm clock will give you four days of life before it needs to be refilled.
IT IS BETTER FOR SWIMMERS
The Gear S3 can cope with water drops, but it's not designed to survive long spells in the drink.
Samsung has now resolved this issue with the new Galaxy Watch, this device can last much longer in the local pool.
In fact, it can withstand up to 50 meters of water and can even leap into the sea.
Samsung makes it clear that this is not the case. This means that you can dive with it, and users are warned to rinse them out when submerged in seawater or chlorinated water.
This new water resistance also means that it can now track your exercise regimen in the pool [1
Samsung follows Apple by adding 4G cellular technology new version of his Galaxy Watch.
This means that it can be used to make calls, send text and tweets without needing a smartphone. Samsung has UK pr ice or a release date for this top-end-connected device, but in the US it costs $ 50 more than the standard non-4G model.
Along with these additional costs, it is likely that you will need to pay a monthly subscription of about £ 5 to a mobile operator to allow connection to the 4G network.
At launch, EE is the only company that has compatibility.
IT WORKS WITH YOUR IPHONE
Samsung clearly wants its watch to work for as many people as possible, and that means it can connect to both Android and Apple smartphones.
Although iOS owners will not get all the features of Android Galaxy Watch will sync with Apple devices over a Bluetooth connection.
This is a pretty smart move, especially as Apple does not allow its watch to connect to anything other than an iPhone.
WHEN CAN YOU GET ONE AND HOW MUCH? It costs
The Galaxy Watch starts for £ 279 for t The 42mm model with this price rises to £ 299 for the larger 46mm version.
The 42mm unit comes in rose gold and midnight black – the 46mm Galaxy Watch is available in silver only
Who gets pre-ordered The September 6 device – that's when Samsung gets its latest wearables shipped to customers.
It's also worth noting that anyone who buys the Galaxy Watch before September 7 will receive a free Wireless Charger Duo that can replenish two devices at the same time. 19659030]