Samsung’s next Galaxy Watch may keep the physical rotating bezel and monitor ECG and blood pressure
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch series has arguably become the best smartwatch platform for Android users. While Wear OS still offers the best experience for Google services, Samsung’s watches, frankly, just work really well. One of the features that originally made the Galaxy Watch stand out was the rotating bezel, and that feature may be coming back along with some other long-awaited goodies.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, launched in early 2019, was the first watch to ditch the rotating bezel. The rotating bezel was a very clever design element that made interacting with the small screen much easier. Samsung eventually brought back a “virtual” touch bezel on the Watch Active 2, but it’s not the same as a physical feature. According to a new report, the next Galaxy Watch will bring it back.
According to sources at SamMobile, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch will have a physical rotating bezel. This new watch will be a successor to the Galaxy Watch, not the Active series. The Galaxy Watch was a more traditional watch with a chunkier design aesthetic, which the company’s latest watches have been missing.
According to FCC certification, the watch will come in two sizes: 45mm and 41mm. Both WiFi and LTE models have hit the FCC as well, so we know there will be two connectivity offerings. Other details from the listings include a stainless steel case, Gorilla Glass DX display, 5ATM water resistance, MIL-STD-810G durability, and GPS.
Another big feature that could be coming is the ability to monitor ECG and blood pressure. Samsung recently announced a blood pressure monitoring app for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and was recently cleared to bring ECG support to the Watch Active 2 in South Korea. In both press releases announcing the features, Samsung explicitly mentioned that the features will also be made available on “upcoming Galaxy Watch device(s)” so it’s not a stretch to assume that that will include the new Galaxy Watch.
With all of the FCC listings and information making its way to the internet and Samsung themselves mentioning “upcoming Galaxy Watch device(s),” it seems an announcement of the upcoming Galaxy Watch is not far off.