The Galaxy Watch4 series delivers a holistic suite of health features, an all-new OS and UI and enhanced hardware performance
SEOUL, Korea – August 11, 2021 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic — marking a new era for smartwatch innovation. They are the first smartwatches to feature the new Wear OS™ Powered by Samsung, built jointly with Google™, and are equipped with One UI Watch, Samsung’s most intuitive user interface yet. The Galaxy Watch4 series is bolstered with advanced hardware performance and delivers a more seamless and connected user experience than ever before. These new devices have been completely redesigned to provide consumers with the best tools to manage their wellness.
“We have seen an incredible amount of growth for the Galaxy Watch series as consumers have discovered the health benefits and convenience of wearables,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “We understand the path to wellness is different for everyone, so we built a robust suite of health and wellness features to give people a deeper and more helpful understanding of their overall fitness.”
Samsung’s Most Advanced Suite of Health and Wellness Features
Galaxy Watch4 is equipped with Samsung’s groundbreaking BioActive Sensor, which boasts a smaller and more compact design that doesn’t detract from measurement accuracy. This new 3-in-1 sensor uses a single chip to precisely run three powerful health sensors — Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis — so users can monitor their blood pressure1 2, detect an AFib irregular heartbeat 3 2, measure their blood oxygen level4, and, for the first time, calculate their body composition5. Our all-new Body Composition measurement tool gives users a deeper understanding of their general health and fitness, with key measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage. Now, you can easily check your body composition from your wrist with just two fingers. In about 15 seconds, your watch’s sensor will capture 2,400 data points.
These smartwatches come packed with an array of wellness features to track your daily activities and stay motivated to be your best. Choose from a wide range of guided workouts, enjoy Group Challenges with your friends and family, or set up a home gym by connecting your Galaxy Watch4 to your compatible Samsung Smart TV, where calorie counts and heart rate metrics appear on screen for easier tracking6. And when you’re ready to rest, the Galaxy Watch4 series offers our most complete picture of your sleep patterns yet7 with greater detail than before. Your compatible smartphone detects the sounds of your snores8, while your smartwatch measures your blood oxygen level when you sleep4. Together with advanced Sleep Scores, you can learn more about your sleep patterns to get better rest.
The Ultimate Mobile Experience, with One UI Watch and Wear OS Powered by Samsung
Simplicity, ease, and efficiency are hallmarks of the Galaxy smartwatch platform—and with Samsung’s brand-new One UI Watch, and Wear OS Powered by Samsung, we’ve made the smartwatch and Galaxy experience even more seamless. With One UI Watch, compatible apps are automatically installed on your watch when downloaded on your phone9, and your important settings – like do not disturb hours and blocked callers – are synced instantly. Auto Switch10 ensures your earbuds can toggle audio between your phone and watch, depending on usage. You can also effortlessly control your mobile experience with Bixby voice11, bezel and Gesture Controls. Move your forearm up and down twice to receive calls and rotate your wrist twice to reject them — or to dismiss notifications and alarms.
Galaxy Watch4 series is also the first generation of smartwatches to feature Wear OS Powered by Samsung —a new platform that elevates every aspect of the smartwatch experience. Built by Samsung and Google, this cutting-edge platform lets you tap into an expansive ecosystem right from your wrist – with popular Google apps12 like Google Maps, and beloved Galaxy services11, like Samsung Pay, SmartThings and Bixby. The new platform also includes support for leading third-party apps12, like adidas Running, Calm, Strava, and Spotify available from Google Play. Along with our advanced hardware and even more intuitive user interface, you can enjoy smooth and convenient integrated experiences with your Galaxy Watch4. For example, our enhanced built-in compass works in tandem with Google Maps to make it easy to explore a new area.
Bringing Powerful Performance Directly to Your Wrist
This incredible experience is backed by serious hardware upgrades including the enhanced processor, richer displays, and expanded memory. Galaxy Watch4 series boasts the first 5nm processor in a Galaxy Watch – with 20% faster CPU and 50% more RAM, and a GPU 10 times faster than the previous generation. That means scrolling and multitasking on Galaxy Watch4 series is smooth and effortless. We also upped the resolution on the display, up to 450 x 450 pixels13, so visuals are crisper and more distinctive. And with an impressive 16GB of memory, you’ll have enough storage to download and store your favorite apps, music, and photos – with the confidence they’re secure, thanks to Samsung’s Knox security platform.
Samsung’ leadership in eSIM technology enables users to enjoy the freedom of being able to leave their phone behind, knowing their smartwatch will automatically sync up and fill the gap14. We also know a reliable battery is essential to smartwatch. You can have up to 40 hours15 of battery life, more than enough to keep a charge on an overnight camping trip – even as it supports the faster processor, higher resolution display, expanded memory and more sophisticated health features. And when you need more juice quickly, 30 minutes of charging provides up to 10 hours of battery.
Pricing and Availability16
Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic are available for pre-order in select markets starting on August 11, with retail availability starting August 27. Both watches showcase a sleek, iconic silhouette, with thinner cases than previous generations—and a variety of straps17 and customizable watch faces, so your watch is uniquely you.
Galaxy Watch4 – our modern, minimalist option designed for versatile all-day use – will come in 40mm and 44mm, starting at $249.99 for Bluetooth versions and $299.99 for LTE models. At launch, the 40mm variant will be available in Black, Silver and Pink Gold, while the 44mm variant will be offered in Black, Silver and a sophisticated Green.
For those looking for a premium, timeless smartwatch design with our fan-favorite rotating bezel, Galaxy Watch4 Classic will start at $349.99 for Bluetooth versions and $399.99 for LTE models and will be available in 42mm and 46mm variants in Black and Silver.
A special rhodium-plated Galaxy Watch4 Classic Thom Browne limited edition will be available in late September.
Galaxy Watch4 & Galaxy Watch4 Classic Product Specifications
|Galaxy Watch4 Classic
|- 44mm: Black, Green, Silver
- 40mm: Black, Pink Gold, Silver
|- 46mm: Black, Silver
- 42mm: Black, Silver
- 44mm: 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8mm, 30.3g
- 40mm: 40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8mm, 25.9g
|Stainless steel case
- 46mm: 45.5 x 45.5 x 11.0mm, 52g
- 42mm: 41.5 x 41.5 x 11.2mm, 46.5g
|- 44mm: 1.4'' (34.6mm) 450x450 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass with DX+
- 40mm: 1.2" (30.4mm) 396x396 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass with DX+
|- 46mm: 1.4" (34.6mm) 450x450 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass with DX
- 42mm: 1.2" (30.4mm) 396x396 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass with DX
|Exynos W920 Dual Core 1.18GHz (5nm Processor)
|1.5GB RAM + 16GB internal storage
|44mm/46mm: 361mAh, 40mm/42mm: 247mAh (typical)
WPC-based wireless charging
|Wear OS Powered by Samsung20
|One UI Watch3
|Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor
|LTE21, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
|5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
|Android 6.0 or higher and with more than 1.5GB of RAM22
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.
*Some features may not be available on non-Samsung devices. Compatible devices may vary by market, operator or device brand.
*Google, Google Play, Google Maps, and Wear OS are trademarks of Google LLC.
1 The Blood Pressure feature is only available in select markets. To ensure accuracy, users should calibrate their device every four weeks with a traditional blood pressure cuff. The BP app cannot diagnose hypertension, other conditions, or check for signs of a heart attack. This app can only be used for measuring in ages 22 and over. It is not meant to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional.
2 Requires Samsung Galaxy Smartphone with Android 7 or later, and Samsung Health Monitor app which is available only at the Samsung Galaxy app store. Due to country restrictions in acquiring approval/registration as a medical device, Samsung Health Monitor app only works on watches and smartphones purchased in the countries where service is currently available.
3 The ECG feature is only available in select markets. The ECG app is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment. The ECG app is not intended for users with known arrhythmias other than atrial fibrillation or users under 22 years old. Users should not interpret or take clinical action based on the device output without consultation of a qualified healthcare professional.
4 The Blood Oxygen (SpO2) feature is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Availability of this feature may vary by market.
5 Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, or treatment of any medical condition or disease. The measurements are for the user’s personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice. Do not measure your body composition if you have an implanted pacemaker or other implanted medical devices. Do not measure your body composition if you are pregnant. Measurement results may not be accurate if you are under 20 years old. Availability of this feature may vary by market.
6 Currently available in Canada, Korea, UK and US. This feature is available on Samsung Smart TV AU7000 (2021) or above.
7 Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment of any medical condition or disease. The measurements are for your personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice. Requires Samsung Health app version 6.18 to view history.
8 To record your snoring, wear your watch while you sleep and place your phone on a stable surface near your head, such as a night stand, with the bottom of the phone pointed toward you.
9 Limited to watch-compatible apps downloaded via Google Play Store. Available after connecting your watch to a smartphone. Requires the latest version of Google Play Store on your connected device.
10 This feature is available on Galaxy Buds+ and later models, paired with Galaxy smartphones and tablets with One UI 3.1.1 or above. Certain applications may not support Auto Switch. Galaxy devices must be logged in to Samsung Account to enable Auto Switch.
11 Availability may vary by market, operator or device.
12 App availability may vary at launch. Availability may vary by market, operator or device. Subscription fees may apply for some apps.
13 Based on 44mm of Galaxy Watch4 and 46mm of Galaxy Watch4 Classic; will vary by model and size.
14 LTE connectivity only available in LTE models. Standalone voice calling and standalone text messaging on LTE version requires initial pairing with an eligible Android 6.0 or later smartphone device and separate qualifying wireless plan. Your carrier may not support standalone voice calling, or support may be available only in certain areas. Please check with your carrier for more information. Standalone functionality limited if paired phone is not powered on or connected to a wireless network.
15 Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth signal strength.
16 Availability may vary by market or carrier
17 Select interchangeable watch straps sold separately.
18 Measured without health sensors.
19 Measured without strap.
20 Wear OS Powered by Samsung works with phones running the latest version of Android (excluding Go edition and phones without Google Play Store). Supported features may vary between platforms and countries with compatibility subject to change.
21 LTE connectivity only available in LTE models.
22 Device activation is only available after connecting to a smartphone that supports Google Mobile Services.