Samsung Galaxy Watch Functions and Settings In-Depth after 100k Cycling
The Samsung Galaxy Watch is one of the most refined smartwatches you can buy today, with an aesthetically pleasing design, cohesive user interface and, importantly, four-day battery life.
It’s everything the Apple Watch 3 is not – for better and worse. Let’s start with what’s better. The Galaxy Watch looks and feels like a high-end wrist watch, with a circular stainless steel case and decorative bezel. It’s both stylish and functional because, like the previous Gear S3, the bezel rotates to cycle through its various on-screen menus.
Customize your Galaxy Watch with your choice of strap. Choose one to fit your fashion or mood before you step out. Opt for the lightweight silicone selection provided or fit one of your own – Galaxy Watch is compatible with 20mm and 22mm straps for its 42mm and 46mm models, respectively.
The big difference between the Galaxy Watch and the Gear S3, besides an extra day of battery, is that it’s more fitness-focused, thanks to additional sensors and a revamped Samsung Health app. It auto-detects six of (an expanded) 39 exercises – and still helpfully nudges you when you’re too sedentary, and it has a fairly accurate sleep tracker. It’s also now waterproof down to 50 meters, matching the Gear S3 Sport 5ATM rating in a more adult design.