Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 with a 1.2/1.4-inch Super AMOLED display, and it comes with the ability to measure the blood oxygen levels (SpO2) . You can find the LTE variants in both sizes. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 also provides blood pressure and ECG readings. Officially, just like the Apple Watch, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the heart-monitoring electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) app.
In 2018, Apple Watch received clearance for a similar app, and this is the second time, a smartwatch is receiving this clearance in the US. With this, the Smartwatch can be used as a medical device.
Although, the clearance is only for the ECG readings, while the blood pressure and blood oxygen monitor inside the Galaxy Watch 3 have not received clearance and won’t be available in the US.
Specs-wise, the Galaxy Watch 3 comes in two dial sizes and in LTE and non-LTE variants. There are the 45mm and 41mm, with respective screen diagonals of 1.4” and 1.2” circular Super AMOLED display.
Both screen are protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass DX, and identical to what we had with the Galaxy Watch 2 device, the Galaxy Watch 3 also arrives with a rotating bezel for navigation.
As usual, it is made of stainless steel 316L material, but the company is throwing something new, it is a titanium model, which is the first time for a Galaxy Watch.
It is available in a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, Exynos 9110 chipset with dual-core CPU at 1.15 GHz and runs on Tizen Based Wearable OS 5.5. You can find them in either Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, and LTE variant.
Even if it is the 45mm models with 340mAh battery, and 41mm models with 247mAh battery, Samsung ensures it carries a wireless charging, as well as the standard one with a magnetic circular pad.
There is always the essence of fitness workout, and the Galaxy Watch 3 is offering a wide range of workout modes with Samsung Health. The company ensures that you have direct access to over 120 different video workouts on Samsung Health that can be performed at home.
Even the company exercised the fact that it is the ultimate partner for training. For more enhancement, Samsung developed the software to offer real-time feedback and Running analysis.
And the cardio progress will be tracked by VO2 Max readings, tutted by some like the one measure you should take into account when running. The device is touted to deliver new sleep scores and more accurate insights for a better rest.
Samsung also integrated the Galaxy Watch 3 with its new Galaxy Note 20 series, you can automatically reply options both for messages or gifs/images, and you can easily turn on/off the hand gestures feature through the Labs menu in the Galaxy Wear app, which is like clenching or unclenching fist to receive a call.
It is quite obvious that most of its features from the predecessors aren’t missing here, it got the Accelerometer, ECG sensor, 8 LED photoplethysmography, Gyroscope, Barometer, and Ambient Light sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 offers IP68 water and dust protection and is compliant with the MIL-STD-810G standard for durability. You can find the Stainless Steel in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White, and the Titanium model in a single Mystic Black color option.
To be more precise, the Galaxy Watch 41mm variant will come in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver. The Galaxy Watch 45mm variant will come in Mystic Silver and Mystic Black color option.
For Android, it is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 and above with 1.5 GB RAM and above. While on iOS, it is compatible with iPhone 5 and above, and iOS 9.0 and above.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Price
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 41mm starts at $399.99 and 45mm models start at $429.99 for either LTE and Bluetooth versions. While the Galaxy Watch 3 LTE 41mm costs $449.99 and 45mm variant is priced at $479.99.
There will be available in select countries starting August 6 and in Europe on August 21. While the Galaxy Watch Titanium variant will be available later this year.