Samsung launches Galaxy Watch 3 with ECG, blood pressure monitoring, and more

Samsung launches Galaxy Watch 3 with ECG, blood pressure monitoring, and more

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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Series offers one of the best smartwatch experiences for Android users and the company is dialing things up a notch with its latest Galaxy Watch 3. Unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series at the recently concluded Galaxy Unpacked event, the new Galaxy Watch 3 brings more to the table than most other premium smartwatches out there.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy Watch 3
Dimensions & Weight
  • 41mm: 41.0 x 42.5 x 11.3 mm, 48g
  • 45mm: 45.0 x 46.2 x 11.1mm, 53g
Display
  • 41mm:
    • 1.2″ Super AMOLED
    • Corning Gorilla Glass DX
  • 45mm:
    • 1.4″ Super AMOLED
    • Corning Gorilla Glass DX
Watchband size
  • Large: 22.0 x 130.0 x 9.4mm
  • Small: 20.0 x 115.0 x 9.4mm
Memory1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage
Connectivity
  • LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth v5.0
Other features
  • 2 physical buttons
  • Rotating bezel
  • Mic
  • Linear Motor
  • Speaker
Sensors
  • 8 LED photoplethysmography (PPG)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Accelerometer (up to 32G)
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Ambient light
NFC PaymentsYes, Samsung Pay
Battery
  • 41mm: 247mAh
  • 45mm: 340mAh
Durability5ATM + IP68/ MIL-STD-810G
OSTizen Based Wearable OS 5.5
Colors
  • 41mm: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Silver
  • 45mm: Mystic Silver, Mystic Black
  • Band: Black Leather, Pink Leather (41mm only)

In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 looks more or less like its predecessor. It still features a circular dial with a rotating bezel on the outside and it’s crafted with premium materials that rival luxury timepieces. But while Samsung may not have made a ton of changes to the design, the company has included a bunch of new features on the inside.

For starters, the new Galaxy Watch 3 offers all of the wellness and fitness tracking features that you’d find on an older Galaxy Watch. On top of that, the Galaxy Watch 3 includes support for ECG and blood pressure monitoring (limited to South Korea), on-demand VO2 max and SPO2 readings, real-time heart rate monitoring, and a new Trip Detection feature that can automatically send out a customizable SOS message in case you take a hard fall.

In combination with the Samsung Health app, the Galaxy Watch 3 claims to be your perfect fitness companion, offering advanced coaching tools, sleep scoring to maximize recovery, and video workouts to help you achieve your fitness goals without a dedicated trainer. As with previous iterations of the Galaxy Watch, the latest wearable from Samsung also lets you receive notifications, reply to messages, and make contactless transactions using Samsung Pay.

The Galaxy Watch 3 packs in a 247mAh/340mAh battery, depending on the size, which is capable of keeping the smartwatch up and running for a couple of days on a single charge. The smartwatch runs Samsung’s proprietary Tizen-based Wearable OS v5.5, which is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

Pricing and Availability

USA

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 will be available in Bluetooth and LTE variants in two dial sizes — 41mm and 45mm. The Bluetooth variants have been priced at $399.99 and $429.99, while the LTE variants have been priced at $449.99 and $479.99. All variants will be available starting from August 6th in the US and users will be able to choose from a couple of color options for each dial size.

The 41mm Galaxy Watch 3 will be available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver, while the 45mm variant will be available in Mystic Silver and Mystic Black. The watch will be available for purchase on Samsung’s website, and through major retailers and carriers in the US.

India

The Galaxy Watch 3 is priced in India as below:

  • 41mm, Bluetooth: ₹29,990
  • 41mm, LTE: ₹34,990
  • 45mm, Bluetooth: ₹32,990
  • 45mm, LTE: ₹38,990

The 41mm watch will be available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver colors, while the 45mm watch will be available in Mystic Silver and Mystic Black colors. It will go on sale starting August 27, 2020, across Samsung.com and leading online and offline stores.

Pre-booking the LTE variant between August 17 and August 26 makes you eligible to purchase the Galaxy Buds Live for ₹4,990 only. Pre-booking the Bluetooth models gives you an instant cashback of ₹4500 and ₹5000 on the size models respectively.