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It's only been six months since the original Galaxy Watch Active launched, and we're now staring at its successor: the Galaxy Watch Active 2. When the Galaxy Watch Active launched earlier this year, one of the big things missing compared to its more expensive Galaxy Watch sibling was the a rotating display bezel. This made navigating through the UI a bit trickier and less intuitive. However, Samsung has improved upon that downside with the Galaxy Watch Active 2. While the smartwatch doesn't implement a physically rotating bezels like the Galaxy Watch, it does include a touch sensitive bezel that allows you to run your finger around the edge of the case to circularly navigate through... Read more...
Samsung pulled the wraps off its new wearables offering back on February 20, and among the devices was the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. This device was touted by Samsung as the first wearable to support blood pressure monitoring on your wrist. Health features have become a big selling point for wearables since the Apple Watch Series 4 launched, with the ability to read electrocardiograms for those with abnormal heart rates. Of course, high blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions out there, and people who need to keep an eye on their blood pressure were excited to get a wearable that could monitor it for them all day, discretely with no need for an obtrusive blood pressure... Read more...
The smartwatch market is booming according to research firm The NPD Group. When they first hit the market, smartwatches were seen as an unnecessary (and expensive) accessory for a smartphone, but as companies have pivoted towards more fitness- and health-centric features, that market has expanded at a rapid clip. In fact, The NPD Group says that for a twelve-month period ending in November 2018, U.S. smartwatch [dollar] sales exploded 51 percent year-over-year to $5 billion, and unit sales of the devices increased by 61 percent. Although individual numbers weren't broken down by manufacturers, The NPD Group says that the Apple Watch was the "clear market leader" during the 12-month period. Interestingly,... Read more...
The past few months have been filled with speculation surrounding the Galaxy S10 family (which has been fully fleshed out over the past few days) and the Galaxy F folding smartphone. However, Samsung might have another product release up its sleeve for the February 20th “Unpacked” event: a new smartwatch. What we have here is a render of the Galaxy Watch Sport smartwatch, which is the fitness-oriented counterpart to the Galaxy Watch. As you can see, the device carries a premium- and sports-infused design with a round, brushed metallic body and an overall clean, unadorned look. We can see two buttons on the right side of the body and what looks to be a standard... Read more...
There are lots of wearable devices out there right now, and two of the most popular are the new Apple Watch Series 4 and the Galaxy Watch from Samsung. Right now, the Apple watch is $399 for the least expensive version packing GPS only. However, a killer sale is going on right now for the Galaxy Watch that makes the 42mm Bluetooth version $100 cheaper than the Apple Watch. Right now, you can get the Bluetooth Galaxy Watch with a 42mm face for $299 via Amazon and Walmart.com. If you buy the wearable via Amazon and are a Prime member, you also get free Prime shipping on the black or rose gold version. Walmart offers free two-day supping to your closest store. If you want the larger 46mm Bluetooth... Read more...
The wearables markets is heating up, and both Samsung and Apple have just fired off a fresh salvo to satiate the buying public. Samsung announced its Galaxy Watch at its Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Note 9 in early August, and it's a fantastic piece of hardware (read the HotHardware review here). Likewise, the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced earlier this week and went up for pre-order Friday morning. Which smartwatch is best for you will likely depend on your operating system of choice: iOS or Android. But while the Apple Watch will only work with iPhones, the Galaxy Watch is capable of working with both Android smartphones and iPhones. With that being... Read more...
In early August, at its Unpacked 2018 event in NYC where the Galaxy Note 9 was officially unveiled, Samsung took the opportunity to showcase its latest high-end wearable device as well, the new Galaxy Watch. Although the wearables market as a whole hasn’t quite lived up to initial predictions, Samsung has persevered and steadily iterated and improved upon its initial designs. As a result, the company now has a relatively extensive line-up of wearable products, targeting a wide array of lifestyles. The new Galaxy Watch is the polished, jack-of-all-trades of the family. It has the aesthetics and styling of a high-end sports watch, with all of the sensors and capabilities of a specialized... Read more...
The Galaxy Note 9 isn’t the only new device that Samsung launched today at its Galaxy Unpacked event; it also pulled the wraps off the new Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Home. First out of the gate is the Galaxy Watch, which sheds the “Gear” branding and more closely aligns with the flagship Galaxy smartphones. As with previous Samsung smartwatches, it features a 1.3-inch circular AMOLED touch display (360x360) and is covered in Gorilla DX+ glass. The Galaxy Watch is available in two sizes: 42mm and 46mm, and both of them include 4G LTE connectivity. Both are powered by a Samsung Exynos 9110 dual-core processor rather than the more prevalent Snapdragon Wear SoC from Qualcomm. 1.5GB... Read more...
It looks as though Apple may be beaten to the punch when it comes to a first-party wireless charging peripheral that can juice up more than one gadget at a time. Samsung's Wireless Charger Duo has just leaked ahead of the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 flagship smartphone. Both the charger and the Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled at a Galaxy Unpacked event in New York on August 9th. According to the retail box that leaked early to the internet, the Wireless Charger Duo is capable of charging two Qi-compatible smartphones at once or it can charge a smartphone and a Galaxy Watch simultaneously. This also confirms that the Galaxy Watch -- which we've been hearing about quite a bit... Read more...
Samsung is getting ready to release another smartwatch, and there are plenty of rumors and speculation leading up to the launch. There is also some conflicting information out there. The name is no longer one of them—in a new listing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Samsung refers to its upcoming wearable as the Galaxy Watch. It's a brand new listing with the FCC, so the information can be considered up-to-date and representative of the current build, and likely the final build since its presumably headed to market soon. On top of that, this is not the first semi-official confirmation. Just last week, Samsung registered the Galaxy Watch branding with the Korean Intellectual... Read more...
Last week we revealed that Samsung's upcoming flagship smartwatch release could ditch the homegrown Tizen operating system in favor or Google's Wear OS. Today, we're learning about what the device will actually be called, and according to a fresh report, it will fall under the "Galaxy" umbrella like the company's popular smartphones and tablets. Samsung registered Galaxy Watch branding with the Korean Intellectual Property Office and has taken similar action with the USPTO. While aligning its smartwatches with the Galaxy branding isn't exactly a foreign concept, the idea that Samsung is adopting Wear OS for its smartwatches is somewhat surprising. Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (Left), Gear... Read more...