New Galaxy Watch brings better battery life, LTE and wellness features

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In addition to the Galaxy Note9, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Watch at the Unpacked event in New York. The new smartwatch running Tizen based Wearable OS 4.0 maintains a circular dial with a rotating bezel but for the first time adopts analog watch ticks and hourly chimes for a traditional look and feel.

The Galaxy Watch comes in 42mm and 46mm sizes with a selection of watch faces and straps from Braloba along with IP68 and MIL-810G certification and Corning Gorilla Glass DX+.

The smartwatch boasts up to 80 hours of battery life, LTE support that supports across 30+ carriers and 15+ countries and the new stress management tracker that detects high-levels of stress and sleep tracking. 

Galaxy Watch also takes advantage of the  Samsung’s ecosystem with support for SmartThings, Samsung Health, Samsung Flow, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay, Bixby and integration of services like Spotify and Under Armour.

As far as hardware features go, the Galaxy Watch comes with a 1.3-inch AMOLED display, Exynos 9110 dual-core chip with 768MB/1.5GB RAM (Bluetooth/LTE), 4GB internal storage and compatible with Android devices running v5.0 and above and iPhones running iOS 9+. 

The watch will be available alongside Galaxy Note9 in US on 24th of this month while South Korea will get a week later on August 31. More markets will get the Galaxy Watch after September 14.