Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 prepares to launch as support pages go live

Galaxy Watch Active 2
Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Samsung is preparing to launch the Galaxy Watch 3, skipping the Watch 2 branding.
  • Support pages for the upcoming smartwatch have shown up in Korea.
  • The watch is expected to ship in Stainless Steel and Titanium models when it debuts.

Samsung is preparing to launch the Galaxy Watch 3, the sequel to its Galaxy Watch (it'll be skipping the Watch 2). Support pages for four variants of the upcoming wearable have popped up in Korea (spotted by MySmartPrice via *MSPowerUser*.) Unfortunately, these are just place-holders with little to no information on them other than the model numbers SM-R840NZKAKOO (opens in new tab), SM-R840NZSAKOO (opens in new tab), SM-R850NZDAKOO (opens in new tab), and SM-R850NZSAKOO (opens in new tab).

We do know a little bit about this upcoming smartwatch as per earlier Sammobile reports, Samsung is expected to launch the handset in Stainless Steel and Titanium models with Gorilla Glass DX protection. It will also ship with a heart rate monitor, a sleep tracker, and an ECG. Connectivity-wise, you'll probably find GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and LTE onboard. Wrapping it up, there's 8GB of storage and a 330 mAh battery to keep things running.

When reviewing the Watch Active 2 this year, Android Central's Andrew Martonik concluded:

From interaction with the watch to simply wearing it, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is great. If you can get around the limited third-party apps, not having a capable voice assistant on board, and don't have as strict a set of notification requirements as I do, then you'll be delighted with this smartwatch. It's a health and fitness-focused device that looks far better than a basic fitness tracker, and it can do as much or as little as you choose.

It'll be interesting to see how the Watch 3 lives up to its predecessor after launch.

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Michael Allison
  • Still love my Galaxy Watch, runs very well. Will be interesting to see what the Galaxy Watch 3 offers...
  • “Ships with ECG feature”. The Galaxy Watch Acive 2 did too....8 months later it’s still not been activated though so this will probably be the same
  • I'm wanting to love this, but it doesn't look like they're ever bringing MST to this line, so I'll stick with my Gear S3 until it ceases to function.
  • Saw that Samsung has a way to non-invasively check blood glucose. I know we won't see it here, but I'm really hoping they add it to a watch soon.
  • I'd probably look to upgrade. I'm still running the Galaxy Gear S3 Classic and even after 4 years it's still getting support and updates for it. It's been amazing and haven't had the need to purchase a new one. This would be good to change.