Samsung finally unveils its much-anticipated Galaxy Watch
Samsung accidentally spilled the beans on the Watch late last month with a store listing. But we learned a bit more about the Watch at this event. For example, the company seems to have placed a large emphasis on practicality and health. It’s also tying its Watch more closely to its Galaxy line, contrasting with the Gear line.
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The company sang the praises of the battery life. Elina Vives, Samsung’s Senior Director of Marketing, told the Unpacked crowd the Watch can be used “for several days on a single charge.” She also showed off the Wireless Charger Duo, also leaked prior to the event, upon which users can charge both the Note 9 and the Galaxy Watch simultaneously. It also comes with LTE connectivity and is water-resistant.
According to Vives, the watch is also heavy on health features. It’ll offer you breathing tips if it detects a spike in heart rate, or track your exercise progress, or monitor sleep patterns.
It also offers the usual slate of weather and news briefing apps, and lets users select from a number of different watch faces.
The company didn’t immediately give a release date or prices for the Galaxy Watch, but we know it’ll be available in three colors: Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold.