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How to Set Up Your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

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What to Know

  • Charge Watch push power/home button until it turns on install Galaxy Wearable app on phone.
  • Next, open Galaxy Wearable app and select Start follow on-screen prompts.

This article explains how to set up and use a Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, including basic controls and settings.

How do I set up my Samsung Galaxy Watch 4?

To set up your Galaxy Watch 4, you need to install the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.

Here’s how to set up a Galaxy Watch 4:

  • Charge the watch if necessary.

The Galaxy Watch 4 comes with a low level of charge. It’s usually enough to get through the setup process, but you may need to charge yours first.

Press and hold the Power/Home button on the watch until it turns on.

Choose one of the device location options.

You don’t have to allow location access, but if you select Deny, many features, like local weather, won’t function or display correctly.

Check the code on the watch and the code on your phone, and Select Pair if they match.

In the Galaxy Wearable app, Select Sign in.

You don’t need to sign in to use your watch, but you won’t have access to the listed features if you skip this step.

Don’t have a Samsung account? Select Create account or Continue with Google, follow the on-screen prompts, and then proceed to the next step.

Select Agree.

Select Allow if you want to view your calendar on the watch.

Select Allow if you want to be able to send and receive SMS messages through the watch.

If you select Deny, certain watch functions, like answering calls, will not work or be available.

Wait for the app to configure your watch.

Select Next to restore settings from a previous watch, or Skip if you’ve never had a Samsung watch before.

When the Galaxy Wearable home screen loads on your phone, your watch has been set up and is ready to use.

How to Pair a Galaxy Watch 4 With a Smartphone

The only way to pair a Galaxy Watch 4 with a smartphone is by using the Galaxy Wearable app from Samsung. You use it to set up and control all Samsung wearables like the Galaxy Watch series and Galaxy Buds.

With that app installed, you can turn the watch on and then follow the prompts that you see on your phone. The setup process is performed entirely in the app, and the app also allows you to manage your watch after you set it up.

If you previously used the watch with a different phone, you need to factory reset it before you can pair it to your phone.

If you’re experiencing an issue where the watch no longer connects with your phone and it seems like you need to pair it again, You can also factory reset your watch and reconnect it using the process described in the previous section.

How to Download Apps for a Galaxy Watch 4

Galaxy Watch 4 uses WearOS, which means you can download apps for your Galaxy Watch 4 through Google Play on your phone or through Google Play directly on your watch. When you use your phone, the process is the same as downloading an app for your phone with one additional step. The process is similar if you want to use your watch.

Here’s how to download apps for a Galaxy Watch 4 using your phone:

How to Get Apps Directly On a Galaxy Watch 4

Here’s how to download apps for a Galaxy Watch 4 directly on the watch:

How to Use a Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Galaxy Watch 4 relies primarily on its touchscreen, but it also supports a couple of gesture controls. You can enable and disable gesture controls to your liking.

The default settings cause the screen to turn off after a handful of seconds automatically, but you can turn it back on at any time by lifting your arm in a natural motion to look at the watch.

In addition to that gesture control, you can also activate the screen with a tap by following this process: swipe down gear icon Display Touch screen to wake.

The touchscreen of the Galaxy Watch 4 works like the screen on your phone, in that you can tap things to interact with them. Some functions require you to press and hold, and pinch controls also work in certain apps to zoom in and out.

Here are the swipe controls that are available on the home screen:

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  • Swipe down: Access the quick panel, which provides easy access to settings and other features.
  • Swipe up: Access your apps, including the Play Store that allows you to download new apps.
  • Swipe right: Access notifications. Additionally, you can tap a notification for more information.
  • Swipe left: Access your tiles.
  • Press and hold: Switch watch faces.

What is the Galaxy Watch 4 Quick Panel?

Galaxy Watch 4 has a quick panel, which you can access by swiping down on the main watch face. The quick panel provides easy access to many useful settings and features. Swipe right and left to navigate through the options, and choose the option you want.

Here are the settings and features you’ll find in the Galaxy Watch 4 quick panel:

  • Bedtime mode: Disables most alerts on your watch, but your morning alarm will still go off if you have one set.
  • Power: Turn the watch off, and turn touch sensitivity on and off.
  • Settings: Access the watch settings.
  • Always on: Toggle the display to stay on all the time or time out when not in use.
  • Sound: Select to toggle between mute, mute with vibration, or sound.
  • Flashlight: Illuminate the watch face with white light.
  • Do not disturb: Toggle do not disturb mode.
  • Brightness: Adjust the brightness of the display.
  • Power saving: Toggle power-saving mode.
  • Theater mode: Mutes notifications, disables the always-on display, and adjusts other settings to avoid causing a disturbance for the specified amount of time.
  • Wi-Fi: Toggles Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Water lock: Turns on the water lock, allowing you to swim while wearing the watch. To turn the water lock back off, press and hold the home button on the watch.
  • Airplane mode: Toggles airplane mode.
  • Bluetooth audio: Toggles Bluetooth on and off, allowing you to connect headphones or earbuds.
  • Find my phone: Rings your phone, allowing you to locate it.
  • Location: Toggle location services on and off.
  • Plus: Add additional options, including NFC and a touch sensitivity toggle.

How to Find Your Galaxy Watch 4

The Galaxy Wearable app has a feature that allows you to locate your watch if you misplace it by forcing the watch to play a loud tone. Here’s how it works:

How Do I Activate My Samsung Galaxy Watch 4?

If your Galaxy Watch 4 supports LTE, then you’ll see one extra step during the setup process. To activate your Galaxy Watch 4, you need to select Next on the Mobile service for your watch screen. Then, after you finish setting up your watch, you can complete the activation through the Galaxy Wearable app.

Open the Wearable app, select Watch Settings Mobile Plans, and follow the prompts to finish your activation. For additional information, you can contact your mobile carrier.

The app will attempt to activate the watch on the same mobile service used by your phone. If your provider doesn’t support the Galaxy Watch 4, it won’t work. This option also isn’t available if your watch doesn’t support LTE.

Do I Have to Add a Line For a Samsung Smartwatch?

The Galaxy Watch 4 LTE version works with many different mobile carriers, and each one handles things their way. You will need to activate service for the watch through your carrier if you want to use the LTE feature, but whether or not you need to add a line depends on which carrier you use and what kind of plan you currently have.

The major carriers all have plans for the LTE version of the Galaxy Watch 4, but you should check with your carrier to see the available plans and costs before activating the service. Some carriers allow you to share a single phone number between your phone and your Galaxy Watch 4, in which case you likely won’t need to add a line, but there may still be an additional charge.

Do You Need a Plan For a Samsung Watch?

You don’t need a mobile plan for your watch unless you have the LTE version and want to use the watch without your phone. As long as your phone is nearby, your watch can connect to it through Bluetooth, allowing you to make and receive calls and texts using the phone’s plan. Your watch can also connect directly to Wi-Fi, which will enable you to use most of its features aside from sending and receiving calls.

The Wi-Fi connectivity feature is available in both the Bluetooth-only and LTE versions of the Galaxy Watch 4.

If you want to leave your phone behind and use your watch to make and receive calls and texts, you either need a separate plan or need to add the Galaxy Watch to your current account. The specifics vary between mobile carriers, so check with yours for additional details.

Open the Samsung Pay app on your Galaxy Watch or hold the Back button for a couple of seconds to launch it and follow the on-screen instructions. Add cards to your Samsung Pay account through the Galaxy Wearable app from the app page, settings area, or the home tab.

Open the Bixby app from the Apps screen or press the Home button twice to launch Bixby. Accept the permissions requests to allow the voice assistant to work on your device. Then follow the setup prompts on your watch to manage your Bixby preferences.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: What’s the difference?

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic has all the features of the regular model, but has a more premium design, higher-end fit and finish and. crucially. a rotating bezel that acts as part of the control.

  • Rotating bezel for easy navigation
  • Great fitness and health tracking
  • Loaded with Wear OS

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

The Galaxy Watch 4 is lightweight, comfortable to wear and has all the features you need in a modern smartwatch. That includes lots of fitness/health tracking options and third-party apps. All at an accessible price.

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic were the first smartwatches to adopt the new version of Wear OS.

Since then, Google introduced the Pixel Watch and Samsung released the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro in 2022, but the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are still solid smartwatches.

The Galaxy Watch 4 succeeds the Galaxy Watch Active 2, dropping the Active name and skipping over the 3 moniker, while the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is the successor to the Galaxy Watch 3, adding the Classic name to distinguish it from the sportier sibling.

We’ve compared the specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic to help you work out what the differences are and which could be the right Samsung smartwatch for you if you are looking at the slightly older models. We also have a feature on how the Watch 5 compares to the Watch 5 Pro if you are considering the newer models.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Operating System

Case Material





One UI Watch built on Wear OS 3 One UI Watch built on Wear OS 3
Stainless Steel. 42mm or 46mm Aluminium. 40mm or 44mm
Black or Silver Black, silver, green or pink gold
1.19-inch, 396 x 396 (42mm) or 1.4-inch, 450 x 450 (46mm) AMOLED 1.2-inch, 396 x 396 (40mm) or 1.4-inch, 450 x 450 (44mm) AMOLED
Exynos W920 5nm chip Exynos W920 5nm chip
46.5G 25.9g


The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic look similar when it comes to design. At least, in basic layout terms. The two devices have circular faces with flat edges and a casing that seamlessly transitions into the lugs.

Both devices also have two function buttons on the right edge and sensors on the underside of the casing. The Watch 4 Classic is a little bulkier and it has a rotating bezel on the top of its face. It is also made from stainless steel. The Watch 4 meanwhile, has a tapered black bezel on the top and it is made from aluminium.

The Galaxy Watch 4 comes in two case sizes of 40mm and 44mm, like the Apple Watch Series 6, and four colour options in total, with black and silver available in both case sizes, green exclusive to the 44mm size and pink gold exclusive to the 40mm size.

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic meanwhile, also comes in two case sizes but slightly larger than the Watch 4 at 42mm and 46mm. There are just two colour options of just black and silver available across both models.

Size difference isn’t the only thing that sets them apart either. The Classic model is noticeably heavier, with a starting weight of 46.5G versus the regular model’s 25.9g.

Both have MIL-STD 810G durability and are 5ATM water resistant. There are a range of straps available to customise each smartwatch to your style, with all straps secured with a buckle fastening.


As mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 comes in two case options: 40mm and 44mm. The 40mm model has a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a 396 x 396 resolution. The 44mm model has a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 450 x 450 resolution.

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic meanwhile comes in 42mm and 46mm case options. The 42mm model has a 1.19-inch Super AMOLED display with a 396 x 396 resolution, while the 46mm model has a 1.4-inch display with a 450 x 450 resolution, like the larger Watch 4 model.

All models feature Corning Gorilla Glass DX for protection and they are all colour, Always On Displays.

Hardware and specs

Both the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic run on the Exynos W920 5nm chip, supported by 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. They both also come in Bluetooth only and Bluetooth and LTE variants and they both run on the Wear OS 3 platform with Samsung’s One UI Watch 3 over the top.

The Galaxy Watch 4 44mm and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 46mm models both have a battery capacity of 361mAh, while the Galaxy Watch 4 40mm model and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm model have a capacity of 247mAh.

Software and features

Both the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the Watch 4 Classic have the same sensors on board, offering the same features. They both have a BioActive sensor that records optical heart rate, electrical heart rate and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis.

This allows users to monitor blood pressure, detect AFib irregular heartbeat, measure blood oxygen and calculate body composition, the latter of which includes skeletal muscle and body fat percentage, among other factors.

Both smartwatches also offer built-in GPS, both have waterproofing with swim tracking and both offer detailed sleep tracking too. The two models also offer NFC for Samsung Pay, allowing you to pay with your wrist if you have a compatible bank.

As mentioned, the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Watch 4 Classic run on Samsung’s One UI Watch 3 platform on top of the Wear OS 3 operating system that was created by Samsung and Google, so they will offer a very similar experience in terms of software. Features include the built-in compass on the watch models working with Google Maps, and compatibility with multiple third-party apps like Spotify, Adidas Running, Strava and Calm.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: Everything you need to know

With the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, Samsung took a big leap into the unknown. The big news was that Samsung canned its familiar Tizen operating system in favor of Wear OS 3 which it co-developed with Google. Before it was outdone by the Galaxy Watch 5 series, we considered this lineup to be among the best smartwatches for Android users. Here’s everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 guide with more tips, resources, and details, so stay tuned.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic at a glance

Samsung and Google combined forces to improve the software situation with smartwatches on Android. The result is the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, running the new, co-developed Wear OS. The standard Galaxy Watch 4 is for the sportier crowd, while the Watch 4 Classic is for those who’d like a watch they can wear to the office.

If you’re looking for a high-end follow-up to Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3, look no further. Now with Wear OS on board, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will be perfect for your trip to the office or a night out.

Samsung launched two smartwatches, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, on August 11, 2021. For the most part, the two feature similar specs and design cues but are built for different users.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the spiritual successor to the Galaxy Watch Active 2. It’s the sporty one, comes in better colorways, and has an overall smaller form factor. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is the direct successor to the Galaxy Watch 3. It’s bigger, classier, and simply offers more. The base model Galaxy Watch still exists with upgrades in the Galaxy Watch 5 series but the Classic line was replaced entirely by the bezel-less Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.

The physical rotating bezel — which we adore and which was dropped in the newer 5 series— features on the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. The vanilla Galaxy Watch 4 has a touch-enabled bezel similar to that of the Active 2.

Both devices have bigger, brighter displays than earlier generations, offer longer battery life, and have health features that aim to give you a more holistic view of your current health conditions. These were also originally the very first two devices with Wear OS 3 on board.

If you decide to stick with this older generation, there are a few different versions to choose from. The Galaxy Watch 4 is available in two different sizes — 40mm and 44mm. On the other hand, you’ll find 42mm and 46mm variants of the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. There’s a 30 difference between the two sizes in both cases. You also have the choice between Bluetooth-only or LTE variants, with another 30 surcharge for the latter.

Are the Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 4 Classic worth buying?

If you’re looking for the best Wear OS smartwatch you can buy, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is currently it. However, the Galaxy Watch 4 and 4 Classic are still very impressive watches worth considering if you want to save some cash. They share many top features with their younger siblings and continually see software updates. They are also incredibly user-friendly from setting up to using your Galaxy Watch 4.

With two distinct smartwatches in the lineup, users have a choice to make. The Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are quite similar. The Galaxy Watch 4 is smaller, thinner, and lighter, and uses a capacitive touch-based virtual rotating panel. The Classic features a physical rotating bezel which you won’t find on either device in the series 5 lineup.

Whether you choose the Galaxy Watch 4 or 4 Classic you will get the same display sizes across the board. You’ll also get the same set of features, similar internal hardware, and an identical software experience. These are some of the most fully-featured smartwatches you can get.

Adding to the breadth of fitness tracking and health monitoring features available, the Galaxy Watch 4 series also comes with an optical heart rate sensor (PPG), electrocardiogram (ECG), and bioelectrical impedance (BIA) sensor. There’s an unfortunate catch here in that you’ll need a Samsung phone to use some of these features (more on this later).

Depending on the size and connectivity options, the Galaxy Watch 4 series devices can get pricey. That being said, they are also very likely to be found on sale now that the Galaxy Watch 5 is here. What if you already have a Galaxy Watch 4? Head over to our Galaxy Watch 4 vs Galaxy Watch 5 comparison guide to find out whether it’s worth upgrading to the newest watches.

What reviewers are saying about the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic

In his Galacy Watch 4 review for Android Authority, Jimmy Westenberg says, “all of the smartwatch features work well, the fitness features are abundant and improved, and both devices can be customized to your particular size and style.” However, he adds that they aren’t perfect.

There aren’t too many common Galaxy Watch 4 problems, but the lack of device support is disappointing, with features like ECG readings and blood pressure monitoring only available with Samsung phones. The software experience is good, but it’s more Samsung than Google. Even still, Jimmy says the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 “is a fantastic smartwatch that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to any Android user.”

What other reviewers around the web are saying about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic

  • Tech Radar’s James Peckham said that the Galaxy Watch 4 is “a great choice for anyone who owns a Galaxy smartphone.” He adds that it’s still worth getting if you don’t have a Samsung phone, but you will miss out on features like blood pressure and ECG measurements. Peckham also says battery life wasn’t a huge concern and that the watch has “good fitness features, strong battery life, and a comfortable design.” However, the compatibility issues may be disappointing for potential buyers.
  • Tom’s Guide’s Kate Kozuch called the Galaxy Watch 4 “the first Wear OS smartwatch worth your money.” She adds that it’s an excellent upgrade with design updates, refreshed software, and a breakout BIA (bio-impedance analysis) system. And the fact that the series is cheaper than its predecessors is surprising but welcome. She would have preferred better and more consistent battery life and finds that the Wear OS is missing some key features. That said, she concludes that “the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4’s success comes down to integrating as obnoxiously well with Galaxy devices as the Apple Watch does with the greater Apple ecosystem.”
  • SamMobile’s Danny D. says the hardware upgrades make the Galaxy Watch 4 series noticeably fast and that “the hardware improvements alone justify the upgrade” if you have any older smartwatch. The even more exciting update is on the software side, saying, “the work that Samsung has done with Google on Wear OS will benefit the entire Android smartwatch ecosystem.” He adds that Samsung seems to have priced the watches to be more attainable and that they offer “incredible value for money with great new features, a completely new chipset, and access to Android’s vast library of apps.”

What people like you think of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic

There was a lot of hype surrounding the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, especially after Google mentioned details about its collaboration with Samsung and Wear OS 3. To find out how excited (or not) you were about the smartwatches and software, we issued a few polls before and after their launch.

After a leaked marketing video showed off the UI in action about a month before the Galaxy Watch 4 series was officially announced, we asked you whether you liked the new UI. An overwhelming majority were in favor of the user interface. Out of the 1,560 votes in total, 93% of AA readers liked what they saw.

Before the launch: Do you like the new UI of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series?

After Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch 4 series, we put a simple question to our readers. Is the Galaxy Watch 4 hot or not? Once again, most of you thought that Samsung had a winner on its hands, with more than 80% positive votes out of the 1,422 total.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 hardware and design

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Classic models offer different designs and are made for different users. Both Galaxy Watch 4 models offer thinner cases than their respective predecessors — good news if you weren’t a fan of the Galaxy Watch 3’s bulkier design.

The Galaxy Watch 4 is made of aluminum, and the Watch 4 Classic has a stainless steel case. You’ll also notice the bigger overall footprint of the Classic model due to the rotating bezel for navigating around the interface. You can navigate around the regular Galaxy Watch 4 by swiping along the side of the watch case, but most users will likely just use traditional swipes and taps on the touchscreen.

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are for different users, but you’ll get a great-looking device whichever model you choose.

The Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic both come in two sizes. The standard model can be configured with a 44mm case and a 1.36-inch display or a 40mm model with a 1.19-inch display. The Watch 4 Classic comes in 46mm or 42mm case sizes, with the same display sizes as the standard Watch 4. All displays in question are AMOLED panels, and they all offer higher pixel densities than their predecessors.

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic also use the same 20mm watch straps despite the different sizes. The silicone straps you get with the watch aren’t the best, but there are plenty of excellent third-party options to choose from available. There are also plenty of additional Samsung Galaxy Watch accessories available to round out your user experience.

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Both of the bigger-sized watches come with 361mAh batteries, while the smaller models have 247mAh batteries. Samsung says all Galaxy Watch 4 devices should last around 40 hours. This depends on your usage, though. In testing, we managed to push it to that mark. But with more than average usage, we needed to charge the watch every day. When you’re low on battery, leaving the watch on the charger for 30 minutes will supposedly earn you 10 hours of usage. Charging from 0-100% will take about two hours, however, which is quite slow.

Samsung upgraded the SoC, RAM, and storage with the Galaxy Watch 4 compared to earlier watches. All models come with Samsung’s 5nm Exynos W920 chipset, 1.5GB of RAM (up from 1GB), and 16GB of onboard storage (up from 8GB). At the time, the chipset was a big deal, though. Not only was it the first 5nm chipset in a Galaxy watch, but the company also said it offers a 20% increase in CPU performance. The chip is made with two Cortex-A55 cores and a Mali-G68 GPU. Coupled with 50% more RAM, the Galaxy Watch 4 has no problem moving through Wear OS 3 software.

Good news for always-on display (AOD) users: the chip boasts a dedicated low-power display processor (the Cortex-M55), allowing the main CPU to stay off when in situations that require a small amount of power.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: Fitness and health features

Samsung always tries its best to incorporate all the fitness and health features you could want, but it can fall short at times. The BioActive sensor on the Galaxy Watch 4 line provides more accuracy than previous watches. It comprises three hardware sensors: an optical heart rate sensor (PPG), an electrocardiogram (ECG), and a bioelectrical impedance (BIA) sensor.

To be clear, the heart rate sensor and ECG hardware are the same sensors that we tested in our Galaxy Watch 3 review and Galaxy Watch Active 2 review. But the Galaxy Watch 4 series has updated algorithms to make up for earlier issues. We were actually impressed with the Galaxy Watch 4’s accuracy.

Samsung’s improved algorithms help garner more accurate heart rate data — one of the Galaxy Watch 3’s main pitfalls.

The devices’ BIA sensors are worth talking about, as well. After 15 seconds of recording, your Galaxy Watch 4 will attempt to determine certain body composition metrics, including your skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate (BMR), water retention, and body fat percentage. Users can also set personal goals for their body composition analysis. Through a partnership with Centr: By Chris Hemsworth, your watch will even provide insights and tips for reaching your body composition goals.

To get proper readings, you’ll need to provide some manual data like your height and weight. This was fairly accurate compared to our Smart scale, but we couldn’t compare it to the accurate information you’d get with a professional body composition analysis machine.

Sleep tracking is important for many users, and since the Galaxy Watch 4 can last over a day on a single charge, it’s likely many owners will wear their watches to bed. The Galaxy Watch 4 series tracks sleep stages overnight and provide you with a sleep score in the morning. Additionally, Samsung provides personalized sleep coaching. After four to five weeks, the program can help you build better sleep habits benefitting your overall wellness.

If you own a Galaxy smartphone, the watch also works in tandem with your phone to provide snoring detection in conjunction with blood oxygen readings. The smartphone can detect your snoring throughout the night and the watch records blood oxygen data every minute instead of every 30 minutes as we usually see on fitness watches. You can find information about these data fields each morning in the Samsung Health app.

On the fitness-tracking front, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series offers carryover features like a digital running coach (which we loved on the Galaxy Watch 3) and VO2 max data. However, Galaxy Watch 4 users can also view % of VO2 Max values while running, and adjust their workload in real-time. For safer cycling, users can also see their heart rate and calories, as measured by the Galaxy Watch 4, right on their mounted phone screen. The watches also offer runners and cyclists support for interval training. Finally, automatic workout detection locks on much faster in these devices compared to older models. After a workout, users can access information on moisture loss as well as measure their heart rate recovery.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs Galaxy Watch 3: What’s new?

The Watch 4 series comes with two screen sizes, measuring 1.2-inches and 1.4-inches across. The physical rotating button gives the Classic model a larger watch face, with 46mm and 42mm options. The standard model features 44mm and 40mm faces. The Classic is also thinner and lighter than the Galaxy Watch 3. For the most comfortable feel, the standard Watch 4 is the thinnest and lightest of the lot.

Apart from the design differences, the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are identical. So, we’ll pit the Classic Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs the Galaxy Watch 3 for the rest of this comparison. The rotating bezel returns, and the only notable aesthetic difference is the buttons. They remain on the right edge of the watch but are flatter and more elongated this time around.

There are plenty of internal upgrades, though. The Galaxy Watch 4 series come with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, compared to the 1GB of RAM and half the storage with the Watch 3. If you’re looking to store a lot of music on the watch, which you can do with both YouTube Music and Spotify, the Watch 4 series is the way to go.

A newer chip brings noticeable performance improvements as well. The Galaxy Watch 4 series comes with Samsung’s 5nm Exynos W920 SoC, which reportedly brings a 20% faster CPU and 10x GPU performance over the Galaxy Watch 3’s Exynos 9110. The larger models of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic when the battery capacity battle. They come with 361mAh batteries, compared to the 341mAh unit of the larger Watch 3. However, the smaller Watch 4’s and the Watch 3 keep the same 247mAh battery.

Of course, the biggest change here is the software experience with the Galaxy Watch 4. It’s not as different at first glance as you might think. Samsung’s One UI Watch bears a striking resemblance to the Tizen OS running on the Galaxy Watch 3 — except that it is far more capable. We’ll talk more about Wear OS 3 below, but it’s worth noting that the Galaxy Watch 3 will not get the software.

As good as the Galaxy Watch 3 was, its health-tracking abilities weren’t the best. Heart-rate tracking and sleep tracking were unreliable, and some fitness tracking features were hit-and-miss. The Galaxy Watch 4 not only improves health tracking across the board but adds additional sensors to the mix. You get body composition analysis with the BIA sensor, blood pressure monitoring, and ECG measurements. There’s a pretty significant catch, though. You’ll need a Samsung phone to see this data, and blood pressure monitoring is only available in Australia for now.

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is priced cheaper than the Galaxy Watch 3’s launch price as well. The latter launched at 399 and is currently available for around 340. Instead, you can get the base model of the Classic for 349. If you’re looking to save more, the 249 starting price of the standard Watch 4 is quite compelling. These are likely to drop even further now that the Galaxy Watch 5 series exists as well.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 specs

44mm: 1.36-inch Super AMOLED450 x 450 resolution330ppiCorning Gorilla Glass with DX

40mm: 1.19-inch Super AMOLED396 x 396 resolution330ppiCorning Gorilla Glass with DX

46mm: 1.36-inch Super AMOLED450 x 450 resolution330ppiCorning Gorilla Glass with DX

42mm: 1.19-inch Super AMOLED396 x 396 resolution330ppiCorning Gorilla Glass with DX

44mm: 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8mm30.3g

40mm: 40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8mm25.9g

Compatible with 20mm straps

42mm: 41.5 x 41.5 x 11.2mm46.5G

Compatible with 20mm straps

WPC-based wireless charging

WPC-based wireless charging

LTE (available in select models)Bluetooth 5.0Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.45GHzNFCGPS/GLONASS/Beidou, Galileo

LTE (available in select models)Bluetooth 5.0Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.45GHzNFCGPS/GLONASS/Beidou, Galileo

AccelerometerBarometerGyroscopeGeomagnetic sensorAmbient light sensorSamsung BioActive sensor: optical heart rate (PPG), electrocardiogram (ECG), bioelectrical impedance analysis sensor (BIA)

AccelerometerBarometerGyroscopeGeomagnetic sensorAmbient light sensorSamsung BioActive sensor: optical heart rate (PPG), electrocardiogram (ECG), bioelectrical impedance analysis sensor (BIA)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 review

The Galaxy Watch 4 is the best smartwatch for any Android phone user right now, with cutting edge hardware and brand-new software developed together with Google.

Best Today: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 is a big deal, and not only for Samsung. It marks a reinvention of the company’s smartwatch line, but also the introduction of new software co-engineered with Google – making this also the debut of the overhauled Wear OS 3.

The good news is that Samsung has mostly nailed the experience. From a hardware perspective the Galaxy Watch 4 is hard to fault, while the new software makes this basically the best smartwatch you can buy that doesn’t have an Apple logo on it – for now at least.

The only real downside is that Samsung is busy erecting a walled garden to rival its Californian rival, and as a result the Galaxy Watch 4 is at its best when paired with a Samsung phone. Other Android owners will at least still find plenty to like, even if a couple features are missing, but iPhone users are left in the cold – this won’t work at all.

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Design and build

The Galaxy Watch 4 boasts a slick, sparse design that looks good, but clearly isn’t intended to draw too much attention to itself.

It’s available in two sizes – 40mm and 44mm – and a range of colours: black and silver are available for either size, while pink gold is reserved for the smaller model and dark green for the larger version.

I’ve been testing the larger model, and it does feel a little chunky. The 40mm model may fare better, but I doubt it – they’re the same thickness at 9.8mm, so if anything the smaller variant may feel proportionately heftier.

In any case, the circular watch body itself is encased in what Samsung calls ‘Armor Aluminium’ – the same metal it uses for the frames of the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 phones. The default strap is a rubberised number, but of course Samsung sells various options, and either size of Watch 4 can also be fitted with bog standard 20mm watch straps – though they won’t sit quite as flush against the body as Samsung’s official curved straps.

On the watch itself you’ll only find two buttons along the right-hand side, with all other controls limited to the touch screen – look at the more expensive Watch 4 Classic if you want a physical rotating bezel and more traditional aesthetic.

Of course, the Watch 4 is also waterproof, with an IP68 rating for dust and water protection, along with a 5ATM rating – meaning it’s good to withstand pressure as deep as 50m. Throw in a Gorilla Glass DX coating on the display and an MIL-STD-810G toughness rating and you should be able to trust this to hold up to most rough treatment.

The long and short of is that the Galaxy Watch 4 is attractive but restrained. If you want a watch that either stands out or emulates classic watch designs, this won’t be it, but if you prefer your smartwatch to get out of the way and let you FOCUS on what it actually does, this should certainly appeal.

Display and audio

With such a minimalist design elsewhere, extra prominence is given to the Watch 4’s display.

Samsung has opted to use an AMOLED panel here, and it’s bright and vibrant even in direct sunlight, with really punchy colours that make the most of array of watch faces included – with over 20 installed out of the box, most fairly customisable, and plenty more available to download.

The smaller 40mm model includes a 1.2in, 396×396 panel, with the larger 44mm model jumping to 1.4in, 450×450. These are the exact same displays found in the two sizes of the Watch 4 Classic, for what it’s worth.

There is still a fairly thick black bezel around the edges of the display – one advantage of the Classic, where this is mostly blocked by the physical bezel – and I’d like to see Samsung shrink this space next time around, though it isn’t really too bothersome.

One perk of opting for OLED tech is that it supports an always-on display option, which will keep the time and some other information on-screen 24/7 – though at a fairly serious hit to battery life, so I’d only recommend it if you’re consistent about charging daily.

Fortunately, the raise-to-wake and tap-to-wake options both work well, so I never felt like I was missing too much by switching off the AOD. Additional screen settings like enhanced touch sensitivity for gloved use, or a water lock to disable touch input while swimming and showering, show Samsung has thought carefully about the other headaches a touch-sensitive smartwatch can introduce.

As for audio, an integrated microphone and speaker mean that you can take calls directly on the watch or use it for virtual assistant control. Bluetooth audio is also available to patch through directly to headphones.

Software and features

The Galaxy Watch 4 is – sort of – the debut of Google’s third generation of Wear OS.

Wear OS 3 is a collaboration between Google and Samsung, which had previously developed its own TizenOS to use on its smartwatches. Strictly speaking, Wear OS 3 doesn’t debut until 2022, and instead this watch officially runs ‘Wear OS powered by Samsung’. Practically speaking, this is clearly a first glimpse at Google’s overhaul, albeit with Samsung’s spin on top.

That means that you’ll get Samsung’s own new One UI Watch interface, which means that navigating the Galaxy Watch 4 feels closer to the company’s Galaxy phones than anything from Google, while priority is given to the likes of Samsung Pay and Bixby over the likes of Google Pay and Google Assistant – Google’s payment system is supported, but not via hardware shortcut.

Out of the box the Watch 4 includes a pretty standard array of smartwatch features: a host of fitness and health tracking (more on that later), plus calendar, contacts, alarms, timers, weather, and a voice recorder.

Notifications are fully supported too, along with a welcome array of options to reply to incoming messages, from a few short automated responses to a squiggly, gesture-based keyboard to type out longer replies.

Since launch, Samsung has added gesture controls to accept/decline calls, cancel alarms, or open a set app. Google Assistant support has also made its way to the Watch 4 line, nine months after release. These are not only welcome additions but a good indicator that Samsung intends to keep the Watch 4 updated with software improvements.

If you want to add a little extra, the biggest software improvement here is the option to install new watch apps from the Google Play Store. That opens up a host of apps, from watch face collections to YouTube Music and Spotify, utilities like Google Keep or AccuWeather, and third-party fitness and health tools from the likes of Adidas and Calm.

In addition to apps, you’re more likely to navigate the watch via the Tiles, which are laid out to the right of the home screen. These are essentially quick-access widgets for each app, and are the easiest way to use the phone’s fitness features and more. They’re simple to tweak, select, and re-order, so it’s quick to customise the Watch 4 to best suit how you use it.

On the Watch 4 Classic, you’d use the rotating bezel to quickly scroll through these Tiles, while here you can do the same thing by spinning your fingertip round the edge of display. It takes a little getting used to, but haptic feedback as you spin makes this a surprisingly satisfying way to navigate the OS.

As mentioned above, the Watch 4 will work with any Android phone, though will miss out on a couple of specific fitness features. On iOS it’s a different story though, as the Watch 4 won’t work at all – so iPhone owners who don’t want an Apple Watch will have to look elsewhere.

Fitness and tracking

The Watch 4 features fitness and health tracking that could only be described as ‘comprehensive’.

Thanks to an array of sensors you can keep track of not only your heart rate, but also blood oxygen levels, irregular heartbeats, sleep quality, stress, and one major new one: body composition.

Much like many Smart scales, the Galaxy Watch 4 uses bioelectrical impedance to assess the proportion of fat, muscle, and water that makes up your body. Testing takes 30 seconds or so, and involves touching the buttons with two of your fingers for the duration.

The results weren’t perfectly consistent with my Withings Body Cardio, which I suspect is the more accurate of the two. But for a quick guideline this is handy, and it’s a genuinely unique feature compare to other smartwatches. It should also be welcome to anyone who wants to track their body composition without obsessing over their actual weight, which is hard to avoid when using a scale.

Other tracking is easy and reliable, with heart rate, stress, and sleep all able to run automatically, and the remainder manual. Sleep tracking is especially impressive, with results closely matching those from the under-mattress Withings Sleep Analyzer.

Data is shared with the optional Samsung Health app on your phone. The only exceptions are the ECG and blood pressure readings, which for some reason are instead shared with the distinct Samsung Health Monitor app – which is only available on Samsung phones. Without a Samsung phone with the app installed you can’t take an ECG or blood pressure reading at all, so if you’re on any other Android device then bear that in mind.

Outside of those health features, there is of course step and fitness tracking. 13 trackable workouts are installed by default, but Samsung Health features more than 80 for you to choose from if your favourite isn’t included out of the box.

Automatic workout tracking is there to help to, and has impressed me with its reliability, kicking in even on relatively short walks – and including in the tracking the stats from the first few minutes or so before it actually activates the workout mode.

Specs and performance

Specs aren’t the first thing people think about with a smartwatch, but they’re worth considering.

Samsung has upgraded the chip inside the Galaxy Watch 4, and the new Exynos W920 is notable because it moves to a smaller and more efficient 5nm process. In theory that means increased power, but also improved power efficiency.

Setting battery life aside for the moment, there’s clearly plenty of power here. The Galaxy Watch 4 is consistently smooth and fluid to use, and across a few weeks with the watch I never felt it lag, stutter, or struggle with anything I asked it to do.

The chipset is paired with 1.5GB of RAM and an improved 16GB storage – which doesn’t sound like much, but for a watch should be plenty in terms of both installed apps and downloaded music for offline playback.

Bluetooth 5.0 is supported, along with Wi-Fi (though not Wi-Fi 6), along with NFC for payments. LTE is also available, though you have the choice of paying extra for it, with BluetoothWi-Fi only models also available.

Battery and charging

Samsung quotes ‘up to 40 hours’ of battery for the Watch 4, and that’s about right – though there’s a huge range of variability depending on how you use the watch.

On the default settings, including sleep tracking, I found the Watch 4 would last me just about two days, so I didn’t need to stress about charging it every day. Of course, battery will degrade over time, but it seems likely that this will always be able to safely last at least the 24 hours for a full day including sleep tracking.

Activating the always-on display will drain that battery significantly, and essentially turns it into a single-day device. Factors like how frequent you set the heart rate monitoring, how much you use the Watch 4 for exercise monitoring, and how much you use it for music playback or replying to messages, will of course affect battery life too.

I’ve been testing the larger 44mm model, which unsurprisingly comes with a larger battery too. The 40mm version may not last quite as long – but then it does have a smaller display to compensate for the smaller battery, so in reality I’d expect it all to balance out.

It takes roughly an hour and a half to reach a full charge on Samsung’s supplied puck charger, though you’ll get enough juice to last the day from just half an hour or so. That’s not bad, but I’d still like to see faster speeds – on a busy day you may struggle to find the time to leave your watch charging when you don’t need it, unless you’re willing to forgo sleep tracking.

It also supports wireless charging, and can be topped up through the reverse wireless charging on certain Samsung Galaxy phones – though this is achingly slow. It technically doesn’t use the Qi standard, so won’t work with standard wireless chargers. Some people report better luck with this, but I tried on two charging pads with no success.

Price and availability

The Galaxy Watch 4 is available worldwide now, and between the two sizes and LTE options is essentially available in four versions:

  • 40mm Bluetooth: £249/€269/249
  • 40mm 4G: £289/€319/299
  • 44mm Bluetooth: £269/€299/279
  • 44mm 4G: £309/€349/329

It’s available in a few set colour/strap combinations from retailers like Amazon, but if you buy directly from Samsung you can use the Bespoke Studio to pick the exact combination that you want.

If you prefer the look of the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, this is also available, but will cost £100/€100/100 more despite packing essentially the same functionality – so you’re paying a lot more for the classic aesthetic and rotating bezel.

Check out our guide to the best smartwatches on the market right now to find out how the Watch 4 compares to the competition, or our pick of the best Watch 4 deals if you know that’s what you want.


The Galaxy Watch 4 continues Samsung’s impressive smartwatch track record, but the partnership with Google seems to have elevated both parties.

At least until Wear OS 3 launches in full in 2022, this iteration is probably the best smartwatch software outside of an Apple Watch, and the chipset improvements and body composition tracking ensure that the hardware is specced to match.

It’s a shame that a couple of the tracking metrics are limited to Samsung phone owners, which might be enough to make other Android users hesitant – and iPhone owners can’t use this at all. But if you’re already inside the Samsung ecosystem there’s simply no better smartwatch for you right now.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: Specs

  • 1.2in 396×396 (40mm) or 1.4in 450×450 (44mm) circular AMOLED always-on display
  • Gorilla Glass DX
  • 1.18GHz dual-core Exynos W920 5nm processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 16GB ROM
  • Wear OS Powered by Samsung
  • One UI Watch
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 4G LTE (optional)
  • Microphone
  • Speaker
  • Knox security
  • Optical heart rate sensor (PPG)
  • Electrical heart sensor (ECG)
  • Bioelectrical impedance analysis sensor (BIA)
  • Blood oxygen tracking
  • AFib irregular heartbeat detection
  • Sleep tracking
  • Snore detection
  • Body composition analysis
  • Guided workouts
  • Bixby Voice
  • Gesture controls
  • Stainless steel casing
  • 5ATM swim-proof
  • IP68-certified dust/water resistance
  • MIL-STD-810G tested
  • Wireless charging
  • 247mAh (40mm) or 361mAh battery (44mm)
  • 40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8mm (40mm) or 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8mm (44mm)
  • 26g (40mm) or 30g (44mm)
  • Colours: Black, silver, pink gold, green
  • Compatible with Android 6.0 or higher (devices require more than 1.5GB RAM)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: Which should you buy?

Wondering what’s the difference between the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic? If you’re going to get one of these Galaxy smartwatch, you’ll want to decide which version is right for you.

These two smartwatches are follow-ups to Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. The standard Galaxy Watch 4 ditches the ‘Active’ branding while maintaining a slim, sporty-looking exterior. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic tries a bit harder to pass as a traditional timepiece, complete with leather straps and a rotating bezel.

But the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are identical on the inside. From the new Wear OS software and Samsung’s One UI skin to the 3-in-1 health sensor and expansive watch face collection, you’ll get the same software experience. Instead, the differences stem from the exterior — and from the price tag.

Here’s everything you need to know about how the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic compare. Yet note only the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 classic remains on sale, as the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro have arrived. See all differences between the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 vs. Galaxy Watch 4.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: Specs compared

Starting priceSize optionsDimensionsWeightBattery capacityBattery lifeProcessorConnectivityMemorySmartphone compatibilityDurabilityColor options
249.99 349.99
40mm/44mm 42mm/46mm
40mm:40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8 mm; 44mm: 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8 mm 42mm: 41.5 x 41.5 x 11.2 mm; 46mm: 45.5 x 45.5 x 11.0 mm
40mm: 0.91 ounces 44mm: 1.06 ounces 42mm: 1.64 ounces 46mm: 1.83 ounces
40mm: 247mAh; 44mm: 361mAh 42mm: 247mAh; 46mm: 361mAh
40 hours 40 hours
Exynos W920 Exynos W920
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE (optional), NFC Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE (optional), NFC
1.5GB RAM 16GB 1.5GB RAM 16GB
Android 6.0 or higher Android 6.0 or higher
5ATM IP68 / MIL-STD-810G 5ATM IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
Black, Silver, Pink Gold, Green Black, Silver

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: Price and availability

Both the standard Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will become available on August 27. If you pre-order yours between August 11 and August 26, you’ll get 50 credit to the Samsung store.

The standard Galaxy Watch 4 starts at 249.99 for the 40mm Bluetooth model and 299.99 for the 40mm LTE model. The 44mm model costs 279.99 for Bluetooth and 329.99 for LTE.

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic starts at 349.99 for the 42mm Bluetooth model and 399.99 for the 42mm LTE model. The 46mm version is priced at 379.99 for Bluetooth and 429.99 for LTE.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: Design

Both the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic have redesigned frames that create a gapless transition from the smartwatch chassis to the straps. The uniform crown buttons also sport an oblong shape, rather than one protruding round crown accompanied by a flat side button.

The Galaxy Watch 4 pays homage to the Galaxy Watch models of the past, too. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic gets the rotating bezel, which is both a handy navigation tool and excellent fidget spinner. Since the original Samsung Galaxy Watch debuted the bezel, it’s become the device’s iconic design element. This version of the smartwatch makes a stronger fashion statement than many other popular wearables on the market.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic features fancier materials such as a stainless steel case and leather straps. Think of it like the Apple Watch’s ‘Edition’ line, except the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is far more affordable than the Apple Watch Edition models, which are typically made from high-end materials like ceramic and titanium. Though it costs 100 more than the standard Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, it’s starting price is still less expensive than the entry-level Apple Watch 6.

For something more subtle, the standard Galaxy Watch 4 opts for a capacitive bezel and lightweight, aluminum case. The included silicone straps make this version of the smartwatch look and feel more athletic. The Galaxy Watch 4 sits more flush on your wrist than the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, too.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: Features

There’s no difference in features between the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. You’ll experience the same user experience, no matter which smartwatch you go with.

Still, here’s what new with the Galaxy Watch 4 Series. Most notably, Tizen has been absorbed into a unified Google Wear OS, which is now called Wear OS 3. The home screen and your favorite apps are navigated by swiping through tiles, while the greater collection of apps exists in a Cloud menu. Samsung’s own programs like Samsung Pay and Samsung Health still take priority, but the smartwatch is loaded with Google’s programs, too.

Complementing Wear OS, Samsung’s One UI Watch skin better integrates the Galaxy Watch 4 with the rest of Samsung device ecosystem. The settings from a Galaxy smartphone transfer to a Galaxy smartwatch, and vice versa, automatically. One UI Watch also leverages an expansive watch face library with bubbly numbers, animal animations and color-coordinated complications that might remind you of Android 12.

As for health and fitness features, the Samsung’s new health sensor for the Galaxy Watch 4 combines heart rate monitoring (PPG), an electrocardiogram reader (ECG) and bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA). Similar to what you’ll find on the best Smart scales, BIA sends a weak electric current through your body to analyze body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI), muscle mass, bone mass, body water percentage and more. You take a reading by holding your fingers against the crown buttons for about 15 seconds.

Samsung improved sleep tracking metrics for its latest smartwatches, too. Blood oxygen is measured once a minute overnight on the Galaxy Watch 4, compared to once every 30 minutes on the Galaxy Watch 3. SpO2 readings could mean more insight on rest quality, especially for those with conditions like sleep apnea. When you sleep next to a compatible smartphone, the sounds of your snores get tracked, too.

Lastly, let’s talk about battery life. Samsung estimates both smartwatches will last up to 40 hours on one charge. But with GPS, activity tracking and the always-on display enabled, it could be less.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: Which is right for you?

When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, the choice comes down to price and design.

For a starting price of 249.99 the standard Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the versatile Android smartwatch most shoppers should consider. It’s not as eye-catching as the Classic model, but it’s fit for the gym yet sleek enough for everyday wear.

But if you’re all about that bezel, and prefer a smartwatch that looks more like a traditional timepiece, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is your gadget. And while you’re essentially paying an 100 premium for flashier wrist candy, it’s still less expensive than the Apple Watch.

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