Samsung Galaxy Watch Review – Stylish, Feature-rich Smartwatch

In addition to producing household electronic devices and smartphones, Samsung also brings wearable devices such as smartwatches and smart bands in recent years.

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Design
8
Creativity
8
Usability
6.5
Speed
7
PROS:
  • The screen is clear and sharp
  • Long Battery Life
  • Features plenty of fitness activities
  • Dust and water-resistant
  • Good performance
  • Watch attractive faces
CONS:
  • Expensive
  • Charging the battery must use special tools
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Some time ago, Samsung itself has launched Galaxy Watch in Indonesia. According to Samsung, the latest smartwatch is designed for lifestyle and keeps track of the fitness of its users for a long time.

In terms of design, this Samsung Galaxy Watch looks stylish with a circular shape like an analog clock. The screen glass itself uses Corning Gorilla Glass DX + glass which can minimize scratches.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

But the glass itself is made in the direction of the frame so it is minimally exposed to collisions with other objects when used. Interestingly, the top frame of this smartwatch can be rotated which allows users to move menus and applications.

At first glance, the Galaxy Watch is sold at prices USD 224.95 for Silver color with a diameter of 46 millimeters. As for the Midnight Black and Rose Gold colors with a diameter of 42 millimeters, the price is USD 291.45.

With that much price, the Samsung Galaxy Watch already has a frame with material from Stainless Steel, aka Steel, making it anti-rust. While the strap has a silicone material that makes me feel comfortable when the Galaxy Watch has been pinned on the wrist.

Interestingly again, the strap of the Galaxy Watch is easily disassembled so that if I get bored I can replace it with a strap that has a motif or color that is even more attractive than the default version.

I got the chance to test the Midnight Black Samsung Galaxy Watch with a diameter of 42 millimeters for almost a month. This diameter variant has a width of 1.2 inches (30 mm) with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 2

You could say this resolution is standard for smartwatch born in 2018. While the screen technology uses Circular Super AMOLED that is sharp and clear when seen in the eye.

Interestingly, the brightness of this smartwatch can be adjusted according to the needs of its users, so it is very comfortable when used for indoor or outdoor activities.

The screen will turned off when the Galaxy Watch detects no movement in the hand. But if I move my hand to see the smartwatch, the screen will automatically turn on again. At the bottom of this smartwatch, there is a heart detector that can measure the heart to the stress level of its users.

Performance

Samsung Galaxy Watch 8

This smartwatch uses the Exynos 9110 Dual-core 1.15 GHz chipset, 768 MB RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage. With this hardware combination, Samsung claims that the Galaxy Watch can run smoothly for everyday use.

I also feel that this smartwatch can run smoothly every time I use it, even the animation of switching between menus and applications can run smoothly with no lag at all.

The Tizen 4.0 operating system that is present on this smartwatch, has the right display interface and makes it easy for me to switch menus according to my needs, starting from the clock display, tracking fitness, notifications, and much more.

The battery charging system of the Galaxy Watch uses wireless charging which allows users to place the smartwatch directly on the wireless charger pad and it will automatically show a percentage indicator of charging.

You could say battery charging using the wireless charging feature is better than the cable. This is evident from the Galaxy Watch, which takes around 2.5 hours – 3 hours to charge the battery from condition 0 to 100%.

With a battery charging system like this, whether you like it or not, this smartwatch user must carry a wireless charger pad when traveling out of town or abroad for a long time.

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Battery

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The Galaxy Watch is equipped with a 270 mAh battery that was promised by Samsung to last for 5 days in normal use. For this reason, I try to run some activities to measure fitness, although more often used as a clock.

In addition to tracking fitness activities and being a clock, the Samsung Galaxy Watch can also be used to bring notifications of social networking messages, calls or SMS from smartphones, play music, and much more.

Based on my usage in daily activities, this Samsung Galaxy Watch can last around 2 to 3 days on a single battery charge. You could say the durability of the Galaxy Watch is long enough as a smartwatch with many features.

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Feature

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6

Over time, the smartwatch presented by Samsung, has complete features, especially on the Galaxy Watch with a myriad of fitness activity features.

Interestingly, this smartwatch is able to test 37 fitness activities as well as running, walking, cycling, swimming, Treadmill, heavy equipment, mountain climbing, plank, and many more whose data will be synchronized to the Samsung Health application.

Galaxy Watch will also actively record steps, calories, heart rate, and sleep patterns while using the smartwatch. Even this device also has an Altimeter sensor that can record altitude and a barometer that can record air pressure.

The GPS that is present on this smartwatch, has good accuracy when the user is walking normally or doing sports activities. In addition, Galaxy Watch can display information on the location name, weather, humidity, to ultraviolet light where the user is located.

To make the fitness activities of its users more enjoyable, Samsung has also embedded a music player feature that is already present in the Galaxy Watch even though it is not connected to a smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Watch itself has been equipped with a variety of Watch Faces by default that can be replaced on the smartwatch directly or using the Galaxy Wear application. However, if users get bored with the Watch Faces that are already available, they can download Watch Faces made by others through the Galaxy Wear application, both paid and free.

With so many choices, this allows me to choose attractive Watch Faces. I also found several Watch Faces with good appearance, a lot of functionality, and with animation.

Application notification features, telephone, and SMS that is present on the Galaxy Watch is very helpful when the user is on his way or away from a smartphone. Furthermore, Samsung also embeds the Galaxy Watch finder feature so that when activated the smartwatch will make a loud sound for easy tracking.

Samsung itself has presented a Samsung Pay feature that allows digital payment transactions through the Galaxy Watch. Unfortunately, this one feature can only be used at certain merchants or stores in Indonesia.

Interestingly, the IP68 certificate was present at the Galaxy Watch which proves that it has been resistant to dust and water up to 5 ATMs within 30 minutes. Of course, users can use this smartwatch when swimming or soaking in water.

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Companion Application

Samsung Galaxy Watch 7

Samsung Galaxy Watch requires two applications at once that function to connect with smartphones and bring up the tracking activity data of fitness performed.

The first application needed to connect between smartwatch and smartphone is Galaxy Wear. Later the smartwatch can be connected to a smartphone using Galaxy Wear along with a Bluetooth connection.

After the application is installed, the user will be able to set the Watch Face, notifications, applications, widgets, sound, vibration, display brightness, find out remaining battery information, RAM capacity, Galaxy Watch storage capacity, and much more.

Galaxy Watch Health

If the Galaxy Watch is connected to a smartphone using this application, there will also be an additional menu to display notifications from the cellphone on the smartwatch.

Furthermore, the second application is called Samsung Health which functions to track fitness and daily activities, ranging from steps, exercise, heart rate, stress levels, sleep, and much more.

Both of these applications themselves can already be downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. In other words, the Galaxy Watch can be connected with smartphones operating systems Android and iOS (aka iPhone or iPad).

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Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy Watch 1

Based on usage for almost a month in daily activities, I feel that the Galaxy Watch is very comfortable to use, both to watch the clock, track fitness activities, check sleep quality, to display notifications from a smartphone.

You could say, the Samsung Galaxy Watch has many features and the user will understand the all the features that are presented because it is easy to learn. In other words, the Samsung Galaxy Watch is an attractive smartwatch that can be an attractive choice in its price range.

8 Total Score
Smartwatch Awesome

This is awesome smartwatch

Design
8
Creativity
8
Usability
6.5
Speed
7
PROS
  • The screen is clear and sharp
  • Long Battery Life
  • Features plenty of fitness activities
  • Dust and water-resistant
  • Good performance
  • Watch attractive faces
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Charging the battery must use special tools
User Rating: 3 (2 votes)
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