Samsung Gear is Galaxy Watch

Samsung refreshes its smartwatch. Not only does Samsung’s new smart watches, also carries a name change. The name Samsung Gear is for the upcoming smartwatch: Samsung Galaxy Watch.

The first line Galaxy Watch smartwatch consists of a three round watches. A smaller version (42mm) in black and rose gold is available, and a larger (46mm) silver version.

Despite the fact that the name is different, are the changes as compared to the older Gear watches . Operation, still with the handy ring in combination with a touchscreen, and the watch is customize it with standard watch straps and custom watchfaces. Funny innovation is that in a mechanical-looking clocks can set whether or not the smartwatch is a ticking sound. It looks like the smartwatch is more than ever on a real watch.

In terms of hardware, there is a faster processor built-in (Exynos 9110, 1,15 GHz dual-core processor and a larger battery, which ensures that the Galaxy Watch for three to four days have to go on a charged battery. Although this is of course highly dependent on how often the watch is used and in particular the GPS. The water resistance of the smartwatch is also improved, the Galaxy Watch can be up to 50 metres deep.

Smart assistant

The Galaxy Watch does not run on Android Wear, which a short time a rumor was, but on Samsung’s own Tizen operating system. This is a digital assistant built in, which you at convenient intervals, important information, the same day when you get up.

Just like the Gear smartwatch offers the Galaxy Watch lots for gezondheidsanalyse: heart rate measurement, GPS to on map sportroutes to capture, slaapanalyse and stressbeheersing. Sporting activities are also automatically recorded and have fortunately not have to manually start it.


A smartwatch is, of course, to the number of available apps. Here is Samsung also on the way, with, for example, a KLM app, you boarding pass displays, a NOS-app that lets you view news headlines scroll, Radar, routerplanning 9292 and you can even order meals with a Delivered application.

The Galaxy Watch can be linked to an iPhone or Android smartphone. An e-simvariant, with built-in sim card is not in the Netherlands. The smartwatch is available from the 7th of september. The 46mm version is 329 euros in costs, the smaller Watch is 309 euros.

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