Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: Price, Release Date, Specs, and News

A bigger watch with a new OS

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 was announced on August 11, 2021. It closely resembles the Watch 3 with its circular design, and there are two size options for both the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic.

Below is everything you need to know about the watch's price, when it was first released, the specs, and more.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 in green

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When Was the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Released?

Samsung first revealed all the details on this smartwatch on August 11, 2021, at Samsung Unpacked. The Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic were announced.

From August 27, 2021, you've been able to order both models from Samsung's website.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Price

There are two watches, and the price varies depending on the size and connectivity you choose:

  • Galaxy Watch 4 (40m): $249.99 ($299.99 for LTE)
  • Galaxy Watch 4 (44m): $279.99 ($329.99 for LTE)
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm): $349.99 ($399.99 for LTE)
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (46mm): $379.99 ($429.99 for LTE)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Features

One of the biggest changes is Wear OS support, so Google apps like Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Pay are supported. This is the same operating system expected in the yet-to-be-released Pixel Watch. All previous Galaxy watches have used Tizen OS.

The watch is equipped with Samsung’s BioActive Sensor. According to Samsung, it uses a single chip to power three sensors that, together, work to monitor blood pressure, detect an AFib irregular heartbeat, measure blood oxygen level, and calculate body composition.

Galaxy Watch 4 heart sensor
Galaxy Watch 4 heart sensor.

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The body composition tool, which you can check directly from your wrist, provides a deeper understanding of general fitness, with measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water, and body fat percentage.

Here are some other features:

  • Wellness features to help you stay motivated, such as Group Challenges you can set up with friends, and a TV-connected home gym that shows stats as you work out.
  • Comprehensive sleep tracking by combining snoring analysis from your phone with blood oxygen monitoring from your watch, that together can provide sleep pattern information.
Galaxy Watch 4 workout buddies

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Specs and Hardware

While the new watch shadows the design of the previous version, the size and other hardware are different. This is the first Galaxy Watch with a 5nm processor, which Samsung says provides a 20% faster CPU, 50% more RAM, and a GPU 10x faster than the previous generation. Like any hardware with faster internals, this makes it easier to multitask and do everyday things like scroll through the various screens.

There are two case sizes for both watches: The Watch 4 is available in 40mm and 44mm, while the Classic comes in either 42mm or 46mm. The former comes in black, green, silver, pink, or gold, depending on the size you choose, while the Classic is offered in either black or silver.

The resolution on the display is 450x450 pixels, and there's 1.5 GB of RAM with 16 GB of storage. Both watches have Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth, but they can be ordered with or without LTE connectivity.

Galaxy Watch 4
Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

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The Latest News About the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

You can get more smart and connected news from Lifewire. Here are some early rumors and other stories about this Galaxy Watch:

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