After many months of speculation and advances, finally today we have been able to see the official presentation of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, the new top-of-the-range smartwatch from the company that, confirming with expectations, skips a whole generation (since Samsung has never really presented a Galaxy Watch 2). Although without a doubt the name jump comes along with a more than corresponded display of characteristics.
Specifications Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
- Operating system: OneUI 2.5 based on Tizen OS 5.5
- Sphere: 41 or 45 mm, with a stainless steel or titanium cover
- screen: 1.2-inch Super AMOLED, with a Corning Gorilla Glass DX screen protector
- Resolution: 360 x 360 pixels
- SoC: Exynos 9110 (Dual Core @ 1.15 GHz)
- Memory: 1 GB of RAM
- Storage: 8 GB of internal space
- Battery: 247 or 340 mAh, with a 5W wireless charging system
- Sensors: Activity, pulse oximeter, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer and ambient light meter
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, LTE
- Size: 41 x 42.5 x 11.3 mm and 45 x 46.2 x 11.1 mm
- Weight: 48 and 53 grams
Keeping the distance with Google, the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 will come equipped with a Tizen OS 5.5 operating system. Although one of the great innovations lies in the integration of your ECG sensor for electrocardiograms (available in all regions since its launch), as well as an improved heart rate reader. Although it also highlights a notable improvement in terms of internal storage, with up to 8 GB of internal storage intended for the playback of multimedia content offline; and 1 GB of RAM to guarantee agility and fluidity with any task.
Moving on to the clocks screen, we find two dial versions of 41 and 45 millimeters, for which the physical rotating bezel of the original model has been recovered, one of the accessories most demanded by fans given its great ease of navigation and the alternative to using the touch screen. In addition, both models will have Corning Gorilla Glass DX protection, as well as certifications for immersion up to 50 meters depth for 10 minutes and military-grade resistance MIL-STD-810G.
Regarding the design, we find more elegant and distinguished lines, taking a certain distance from the sports models, with A slimmer bezel that allows for a larger screen ratio, and a different button style that removes marks from the rotating bezel. Thus, both models will have a steel case as the basis for the basic versions, although we will also find a version with titanium frames, increasing the general resistance, finished off with a top quality genuine leather strap.
However, the monitoring of physical activity will continue to be one of the main focuses of the Galaxy Watch 3, with reports, analysis and automatic monitoring of those of our training sessions without having to do anything, with a total of 39 different sport modes, and more than 120 home exercise programs.
In this way, we can monitor values such as heart rate, blood oxygen levels and other parameters that will help us control the results of our efforts. Although, we can also find other interesting monitoring systems such as sleep measurement.
Moreover, scheduled for an update within this year, the Galaxy Watch 3 will also get blood oxygen monitoring functionalities (SpO2 and VO2 Max).
In addition, we will have a good connectivity section that with Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth in the base model of both versions. Although without a doubt the biggest novelty will come with the superior version, which will add support for 4G-LTE mobile broadband, which will allow us to make and receive calls through the integrated microphone and speaker (or through any headset paired with the watch), as well as send and receive messages, manage our notifications, and even install new dials and applications on the watch without the need to carry the phone.
Finally, accompanied by a larger battery with a capacity of up to 330 mAh, for which for the moment the company has not revealed the specific figures of its autonomy, backed by the new 5-watt wireless charging system.
Availability and price
With a start date of shipments still to be confirmed, the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 are already available to book from today through the official website of the brand, at prices that will begin from 429 euros of the basic model of 41 mm and of the 459 euros of the 45 mm model.