The new Galaxy Watch6 series provides personalized health guidance, purposeful design upgrades and an enhanced mobile experience for a more informed and healthier self
SEOUL, Korea – July 26, 2023 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the new Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic1, designed to help users build healthier habits every day and through the night2. Galaxy Watch6 series packs holistic health offerings and powerful performance in a refined and sleek design, boasting a slimmer bezel, a larger and more vibrant display, and more interactive user interface3. Both models also allow users to access a greater selection of versatile watch faces as well as new band options that empower them to meet their goals.
“With the new Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic, we are delivering on our commitment to democratize advanced health monitoring tools, now offering easier access right from the wrist,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience at Samsung Electronics. “From sleep and fitness coaching to nutritional insights, Samsung is providing new and convenient ways to help users gain understanding and take action for better health and wellness, every day and every night.”
Personalized Guidance for a Healthier You – Starting With Sleep4
Galaxy Watch6 series provides meaningful insights that can lead to positive changes around the clock, offering personalized and actionable tips, advice and encouragement. Recognizing that better health begins with better sleep, Samsung is helping users optimize their night in the same way they optimize their day by focusing on three key elements of better sleep: understanding personal sleep patterns, building better habits and establishing a sleep-friendly environment.
Building on leading-edge sleep and wellness features, Galaxy Watch6 series now offers in-depth analysis of Sleep Score Factors5 – total sleep time, sleep cycle, awake time, plus physical and mental recovery – to help users understand the quality of sleep received each night. More individualized Sleep Messages5, co-developed with the National Sleep Foundation, also provide users with detailed feedback about their sleep health each morning. Additionally, Galaxy Watch6 offers Sleep Consistency showing how consistent the user’s sleep and wake times are, and a designated Sleep Animal Symbol representing their sleep type6.
Enhanced Sleep Coaching6 enables users to put sleep insights into action with tailored instructions, tips and reminders accessible on both their wrist and paired smartphone. When it’s time for bed, Galaxy Watch6 can help set the perfect sleep environment by automatically changing the settings of connected home electronics7 and turning on Sleep Mode across the user’s watch and phone8 to mute notifications, dim screens, and even to activate the invisible LED infrared sensor on the watch to deliver valuable health insights without additional light distractions.
Fitness features get more personalized to keep users motivated throughout their journey. Body Composition9, with key physical measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage, provides a complete snapshot of the user’s body and fitness, offering a tailored approach to set goals, track progress, and guide through personalized fitness and now nutritional tips via a new partnership with Whisk10.
A new Personalized Heart Rate Zone feature analyzes individual physical capabilities11 and defines five optimal running intensity levels to help users set their own goals based on their ability – from burning fat to high intensity workout. In addition to over 100 existing workout trackers, the newly added Track Run records the user’s runs on a track, while Custom Workout allows users to build and track their personalized workout routine.
Added to existing blood pressure12 and electrocardiogram13 monitoring, the new Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification14 feature helps users understand their heart health more comprehensively by checking for heart rhythms suggestive of Atrial fibrillation (AFib) in the background – even while asleep15. Galaxy Watch6 can also enable users to track skin temperature during the night to give valuable insights including menstrual cycle tracking16. And Fall Detection17 can gauge a fall, whether occurring during exercise, when standing still, or even while sleeping if users happen to fall out of bed. Once a fall is detected, your watch will automatically alert an emergency service number or pre-selected contacts.
Refined Design, Perfectly Yours
Elevating the wearable experience, Galaxy Watch6 series offers all new designs that provide better viewing, greater power and a wider selection of more customizable and comfortable options3.
Reading and writing is easier on the 20% larger display18, showcasing more text on screen and a larger keyboard19 – all while maintaining a comfortable size. A more vibrant, higher resolution display3 boasts a peak brightness of 2,000 nits, coupled with an Always On Display brightness adjustment feature, allowing users to see and do more even under bright sunlight. Powered by the enhanced processor and memory, Galaxy Watch6 delivers smoother and faster interactions3.
Galaxy Watch6 and Watch6 Classic come with a 30% slimmer bezel and a 15% thinner rotating bezel respectively20, enhancing the beauty of the signature circle frame. Galaxy Watch6 series features new stylish, interactive and informative watch faces that make the most of the large display, while new one-click bands allow users to easily mix and match watch bands. With over 704 unique combinations, users can design their perfect watch on Samsung.com21. For example, a new lightweight Fabric Band22 and Sleep Coaching watch face pair perfectly to help you gain informative sleep insights in comfort.
Galaxy Watch6 series comes with a larger battery and reduced battery consumption23 to support its larger and brighter display. With just eight minutes of quick charge, users can add an additional eight hours, perfect for tracking their sleep during the night24.
Maximizing Your Experience Right from Your Wrist25
Galaxy Watch6 series brings greater capabilities to the wrist of every user. The new Samsung Wallet26 on Galaxy Watch6 combines Samsung Pay with Samsung Pass to incorporate more of the user’s wallet – including IDs, event tickets and boarding passes as well as credit cards and membership cards – in their watch. Enhanced Gesture Control allows users to conveniently manage their watch using simple gestures for greater accessibility and ease, letting them set their own shortcuts and now access apps and functions touch-free.
WhatsApp makes it easier for Galaxy Watch users to stay connected with friends and family, all without getting out a phone. Starting from this fall, users can stay productive right from their watch with new apps from Google Calendar and Gmail, which will be exclusively available on Wear OS. They can also track fitness progress or nutritional data more easily with Peloton and MyFitnessPal updates, and coming soon, enjoy additional streaming options with Audible. Additionally, with the introduction of a new Skin Temperature API – a part of the Samsung’s Privileged Health software development kit (SDK) – partners will soon have access to advanced infrared technology for more accurate measurements to bring a whole new world of possibilities to users. A newly launched Thermo Check app takes advantage of the new API, allowing users to measure the temperature of their favorite meal or the ocean before a lap swim, contact-free.
Together with other Samsung devices, Galaxy Watch6 series expands user experiences even further. The upgraded Camera Controller enables remote control of a paired Galaxy Z Flip5 camera27 to switch modes and zoom. Samsung Smart TV28 or Galaxy Tab S9 shows the user’s progress in real time with a guided fitness or mindfulness program on the large screen. Users can also automatically toggle the connection of Galaxy Buds2 Pro between Samsung devices via Auto Switch. Should users happen to misplace their phone, Galaxy Watch6 series can now pinpoint its location through Find My Phone with map support29.
And as always, personal data on the watch remains secure thanks to the Samsung Knox security platform.
Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic are available for pre-order in select markets from July 26, with general availability starting August 11.
Galaxy Watch6 is an ultimate daily driver with a modern and minimalist design. It comes in 44mm in Graphite and Silver and in 40mm in Graphite and Gold. For a more premium, timeless timepiece design, look no further than Galaxy Watch6 Classic featuring our fan-favorite rotating bezel – available in Black and Silver in 43mm and 47mm.
If you’re an adventure seeker looking for durability, performance and style, Galaxy Watch5 Pro remains a great option and now comes with even more enhanced GPS exchange format (GPX) features31. Conquer a new route with the GPX File Database, which enables users to simply search and access recommended routes, while Route Workout now supports running and walking alongside the previously available hiking and cycling.
To learn more about Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic, or design your own watch, please visit: www.samsungmobilepress.com, news.samsung.com/global or www.samsung.com/galaxy-watch.
Galaxy Watch6 & Galaxy Watch6 Classic Product Specifications
|Galaxy Watch6||Galaxy Watch6 Classic|
- 44mm: Graphite, Silver- 40mm: Graphite, Gold
- 47mm: Black, Silver- 43mm: Black, Silver
- 44mm: 42.8 x 44.4 x 9.0mm, 33.3g- 40mm: 38.8 x 40.4 x 9.0mm, 28.7g
- 47mm: 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.9mm, 59.0g- 43mm: 42.5 x 42.5 x 10.9mm, 52.0g
- 44mm: 1.5-inch (37.3mm) 480x480 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
- 40mm: 1.3-inch (33.3mm) 432x432 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
- 47mm: 1.5-inch (37.3mm) 480x480 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
- 43mm: 1.3-inch (33.3mm) 432x432 Super AMOLED, Full Color Always On Display
|Processor||Exynos W930 Dual-Core 1.4GHz|
|2GB memory + 16GB storage|
|Up to 40 hours (Always On Display off) / Up to 30 hours (Always On Display on)|
- 44mm: 425mAh- 40mm: 300mAh
- 47mm: 425mAh- 43mm: 300mAh
|Charging24||Fast Charging (WPC-based wireless charging)|
|OS||Wear OS Powered by Samsung (Wear OS 4)35|
|UI||One UI 5 Watch|
|Sensors||Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor||Samsung BioActive Sensor (Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart Signal + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), Temperature Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, 3D Hall sensor|
|Connectivity||LTE36, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 2.4+5GHz, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo|
|Durability||5ATM + IP6837 / MIL-STD-810H|
|Compatibility||Android 10 or higher and with more than 1.5GB of memory38|
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1 Availability may vary depending on market, model and the paired smartphone. 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.
2 Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring or management of any medical condition or disease. Any health-related information accessed through the device and/or application should not be treated as medical advice. Users should seek any medical advice from a physician. Certain features may vary by market, carrier, or the paired device.
3 Compared to Galaxy Watch5 series.
4 Sleep features are intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. The measurements are for your personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice.
5 Displayed on a paired smartphone.
6 Requires sleep data of at least 7 days, including 2 days off.
7 Available on smart devices that are registered to SmartThings. Requires the latest version of Samsung Clock and SmartThings mobile apps.
8 Supported on a Galaxy smartphone running One UI 5 or above.
9 Body composition should not be used if you have an implanted pacemaker or other implanted medical devices, or if you are pregnant. Measurement results may not be accurate if you are under 20 years old. Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only.
10 Supported in English and Korean.
11 To update the ranges of each HR zone for running based on cardiopulmonary capabilities, it is required to run outdoors more than 10 min with constant speed of 4km/h or faster.
12 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 feature cannot diagnose hypertension, other conditions, or check for signs of a heart attack. It is not meant to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional.
13 The ECG feature is only available in select markets. It is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment. The feature is not intended for users with known arrhythmias other than AFib. Users should not interpret or take clinical action based on the device output without consultation of a qualified healthcare professional.
14 The IHRN feature is only available in select markets. It is not intended to provide a notification on every episode of irregular rhythm suggestive of AFib and the absence of a notification is not intended to indicate no disease process is present. It is not intended for users with other known arrhythmias.
15 The features are supported via the Samsung Health Monitor app. Availability may vary by market or device. Due to market restrictions in obtaining approval/registration as a Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), it only works on watches and smartphones purchased in the markets where service is currently available (however, service may be restricted when users travel to non-service markets). This app can only be used for measuring in ages 22 and over.
16 Due to country restrictions in obtaining approval/registration as a medical device, the feature only works on phones and watches purchased in the countries where service is currently available. Not intended for contraception. If you are currently taking hormonal birth control or undergoing hormonal treatment that inhibits ovulation, this service will not be useful for tracking ovulation. Predictions may vary depending on the proper use of your watch, input data, environmental conditions, etc. Intended for users 18 years old and above. Users should not interpret or take clinical action based on the predictions made without consultation of a qualified healthcare professional.
17 To notify an emergency contact, a network connection is required. GPS accuracy may be affected by obstructions to the satellite signal, such as buildings.
18 The screen size comparison is based on Galaxy Watch6 Small (40mm) and Galaxy Watch6 Classic Small (43mm). Compared to Galaxy Watch5 Small (40mm) and Galaxy Watch4 Classic Small (42mm) respectively. Based on Galaxy Watch6 Large (44mm) and Galaxy Watch6 Classic Large (47mm), the screen size comparison is 16%.
19 Galaxy Watch6 Small (40mm) and Galaxy Watch6 Classic Small (43mm) show 33 percent more in text of notification and 13 percent increase in keyboard size when compared to Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic respectively.
20 Galaxy Watch6 Small (40mm) offers a 30 percent thinner bezel than Galaxy Watch5 Small (40mm), while Galaxy Watch6 Classic provides a 15 percent thinner rotating bezel than Galaxy Watch4 Classic.
21 Available on samsung.com in selected markets. The number of combinations available may vary depending on the market.
22 Sold separately. Availability of watch bands may vary by market or carrier.
23 Compared to Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic respectively.
24 Testing conducted by Samsung using pre-released version of Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic (BT & LTE), each paired to a Samsung phone; all devices tested with prerelease software, Galaxy Watch Magnetic Fast Charging USB C Cable (EP-OR900), and Samsung 25W USB C Power Adapter (EP-TA800). Charge time varies with region, settings, usage pattern and environmental factors; actual results may vary. Samsung 25W USB C Power Adapter (EP-TA800) sold separately.
25 Availability of certain apps/features may vary by market, carrier or connected device. Subscription fees may apply for some apps.
26 The availability of Samsung Wallet and its features may vary by market and paired smartphone.
27 Supported on Galaxy S9 and later models.
28 This feature requires pairing a Galaxy Watch series with a compatible 2021 Smart TV or above. Availability may vary by market, model and connected devices.
29 The feature requires the user’s watch to be paired with their phone and to be signed into the same Samsung Account.
30 Availability may vary by market or carrier. Supported models, colors, sizes and bands may vary depending on market or carrier.
31 GPS function requires internet connection. Can be used on LTE models without paired smartphone. Non-LTE models require Bluetooth connection to paired smartphone.
32 Measured without health sensors.
33 Measured without band.
34 Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
35 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 markets with compatibility subject to change.
36 LTE connectivity only available in LTE models.
37 Galaxy Watch6 series is water resistant to up to 50 meters in depth for 10 minutes under the 5ATM rating. It is not suitable for diving or high-pressure water activities. If the device or your hands are wet, they must be dried thoroughly prior to handling. Galaxy Watch6 series provides ingress protection (IP68) against dust and fresh water to a maximum of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. Refer to user manual for further information, including care/use instructions.
38 Device activation is only available after connecting to a smartphone that supports Google Mobile Services. Compatible devices may vary by market, carrier or device brand.