Samsung has finally unveiled its brand new devices, including the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Buds 2. Let’s get into everything you need to know about these two devices.
Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic
The pair of smartwatches are Samsung’s first Wear OS 3-based devices.
Both smartwatches feature a circular Super AMOLED display and a metal casing.
The Galaxy Watch 4 is available in 40mm and 44mm variants, while the Watch 4 Classic comes in 42mm and 46mm variants.
Both watches come equipped with Samsung’s brand new Exynos W920 processor. They feature 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
They also feature GPS and various sensors, including an accelerometer, a barometer, a compass, a gyro, and a heart rate sensor for activity and fitness tracking. Both smartwatches have ECG (electrocardiogram) and can measure body fat composition. These wearables can also track sleep, SpO2 levels, stress, and also notify you if you were snoring while sleeping.
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic features the fan-favourite rotating bezel, which can be used to navigate around the UI.
Both watches also feature an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
Galaxy Watch 4 series comes with a lot of new watch faces that are extremely customizable. Google Maps, Google Pay, Spotify, and YouTube Music apps come preloaded on the smartwatches.
The smaller variants of the smartwatches are powered by a 247mAh battery, while the larger variants come packed with a 361mAh battery. Both smartwatches are compatible with Qi wireless charging, and they come bundled with a wireless charging adapter.
The Galaxy Watch starts at $249 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic starts at $349.
Galaxy Buds 2
The earbuds have a round design and the case has a rounded rectangular shape.
They are IPX2-certified for water splash resistance.
The Galaxy Buds 2 feature a Bluetooth 5.2 chip with SBC, AAC, and SSC (Samsung Scalable Codecs) audio codecs.
They come in four colours: Graphite, Lavender, Olive, and White.
The Galaxy Buds 2 feature a dual-driver setup (11m woofer and 6.3mm tweeter) and AKG tuning for rich audio.
They also feature six microphones (three on each earbud) that help in actively cancelling background noise while listening to music and making calls. You can switch between three modes: ANC On, ANC Off, and Transparency.
The earbuds feature an IR sensor for wear detection so that music can be paused when you remove the Galaxy Buds 2 from your ears.
The VPU (Voice Pickup Unit) inside the earbuds uses the accelerometer and the gyro to detect whether you are talking. When you are talking to someone nearby, the Galaxy Buds 2 can automatically switch to Transparency mode so that you can converse freely. Once you’re done talking, the earbuds switch back to ANC On mode. Of course, you can turn this feature off.
The earbuds feature 61mAh batteries, while the case comes packed with a 472mAh battery. The earbuds last up to 7.5 hours when ANC is turned off and 5 hours when ANC is turned on. Combined with the case, the Galaxy Buds 2 can last up to 28 hours when ANC is turned off and up to 20 hours when ANC is turned on. The case features a USB Type-C port and Qi wireless charging. A 5-minute charge can last up to an hour.