What you need to know
- A new report has shed light on some of the key features of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Watch 4.
- The Galaxy Watch 4 is tipped to be Samsung's first Galaxy-branded smartwatch to run Wear OS.
- It is expected to be launched alongside Samsung's next foldables at an Unpacked event in July.
Per the report, Samsung is working on three different versions of the Galaxy Watch 4. While one of them will have a classic design, the other two will be more sporty models. The three models are apparently codenamed Wise, Fresh, and Lucky. Wise, which will feature "classic design elements," is tipped to come with a rotating bezel ring.
The new report also reveals the Galaxy Watch 4 will be running a new version of One UI on top of Wear OS. Samsung's One UI for wearable devices is said to include new SmartThings features and several interface tweaks to improve ease of use. Samsung is also working on a useful feature that will allow users to turn their Galaxy Watch 4 into a walkie talkie and send voice messages to their friends and family. It will work similarly to the Walkie-Talkie feature that has been available on Apple Watch devices since 2018.
The company's move to Wear OS will help fix one our biggest complaints with Samsung's smartwatches: app support. At the same time, it might also help make Wear OS a lot more popular among consumers than it currently is.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
While its successor may be on the way, the Galaxy Watch 3 still remains one of the best smartwatches that you can buy. It offers a wide range of health-focused features, great battery life, and a gorgeous design.
No Glucometer = NO BUY! Especially since its looking like Apple will have one on their next Apple Watch. I was really looking forward to the Watch 4. WearOS on Samsung hardware + glucometer would have been a DEFINITE WIN! But someone at Sammy screwed up royally. Since Apple requires an iPhone to use their watches, I guess this will be my first iphone purchase. There are millions of people in the US in need of glucometers. To have a non-invasive way to take these readings would be gold. And if Apple includes it on their watch this year (likely) and Samsung doesn't, that would be the end of whatever market share Samsung had in this space. Yes, THIS IS THAT BIG OF A DEAL!!!
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