Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 release date, price, features, and news (2022)

The successor of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is finally here, carrying the name Galaxy Watch 4, and bringing next-gen health features in a stylish and simple design, sporting a durable Armor Aluminum case. It packs premium features just like the

Galaxy Watch Classic 4 (the successor of the Watch 3) and seamless connectivity to the Galaxy Ecosystem.

After leaks detailing almost everything there is to know about the new Galaxy Watch 4, we knew, more or less, what to expect. However, this doesn't mean the smartwatch isn't a big step forward for Samsung. Ditching the Tizen OS and running a new One UI Watch OS, bringing health features to the next level, the Galaxy Watch 4 is shaping to be one of the best smartwatches in 2021.

Pre-orders for the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Watch 4 Classic are now open:

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm)

Cellular model w/ $40 instant discount and extra band

$40 off (13%) Gift

$259 99

$299 99

Buy at Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (46mm)

46MM Cellular model of the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Gift

So, without further ado, let's jump into what we know about the Galaxy Watch 4.

Also read:

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 hands-on
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs Galaxy Watch 3
  • Does Galaxy Watch 4 make me look fat? Samsung's new BMI feature one-ups the Apple Watch
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic hands-on
  • Galaxy Watch 4 deals and where to buy

Jump to section:

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Release date
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Price
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Specs
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Design
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Features
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Battery life
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 News

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Release date

The Watch 4 series were announced today, August 11, at Samsung's Unpacked event, alongside the beautiful

Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the

Galaxy Z Flip 3 phones. The smartwatch is now available for pre-order and will be hitting the shelves on August 27.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Price

The Galaxy Watch 4 costs $249 for the smaller, 40mm case variant, and $279 for the bigger, 44mm variant, and is available for pre-order at Samsung.com.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Specs and Design

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 release date, price, features, and news (1)

The Galaxy Watch 4 is not that different than the more premium Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, at least not in terms of specs. The smartwatch doesn't have a rotating bezel as its more expensive sibling, but a digital one, and that's more or less the only main difference between those two.

Here are the Galaxy Watch 4 official specifications:

  • Display 44mm - 1.36-inch, 330PPI, 40mm - 1.19-inch, 330PPI
  • Exynos W920 (5nm processor)
  • 1.5GB RAm + 16GB internal storage
  • Armor Aluminum case
  • Battery 44mm 361mAh (typical), 40mm 247(typical)

As you can see, these specs are almost identical to the Watch 4 Classic, with the difference that the Watch 4 Classic's case is made of stainless steel, and here we have Armor Aluminum material as the casing.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Design

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 release date, price, features, and news (2)

The Watch 4 sports an elegant and minimalistic design and comes in two sizes: a 44mm one and a 40 mm one. The bigger case options sport three colors: Silver, Black, and Green, while the smaller, 40mm case option, is available in Silver, Black, and Pink Gold.

The predecessor, the Active 2, also features a circular display, but it is a bit bulkier and the bezels are a bit bigger.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Features

In terms of features, the difference between the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Watch 4 Classic is again minimal (or almost non-existent, to be honest).

The Galaxy Watch 4 series bring Samsung's most advanced health and fitness features yet.

The key feature of the new Galaxy Watch 4 is the Body Measurement tool. It has a BIA sensor that allows you to track your body fat distribution and other metrics. This way, you get to have a more detailed look at your overall health and fitness. The new tool provides information about five key metrics: body fat, fat mass, skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, and body water.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 release date, price, features, and news (3)

On top of that, the Galaxy Watch 4 currently supports 95 different workouts you can choose from. You can also benefit from a Group Challenge feature to work out and have fun with your friends and family.

The Watch 4 also features Advanced Sleep tracking. It is designed to help you monitor your sleep patterns. It tracks the level of your oxygen while you sleep, or whether you snore, alongside other helpful sleep metrics, helping you identifying potential areas for improvement of your sleep habits.

Something that was known even before the announcement of the Galaxy Watch 4 was One UI Watch, the new OS Samsung smartwatches will sport:

One UI Watch

On June 28, Samsung has officially announced the new OS that will power the next-gen smartwatches. It is called

One UI Watch, and it is basically a skin on top of Wear OS. Visually, it retains a look that will feel familiar if you've been using a Galaxy phone: many of the visual elements of the regular One UI will be present here.

One UI Watch brings a more complete smartwatch experience to both the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

With One UI Watch, apps will automatically be added to the Galaxy Watch when a user downloads the main app on their smartphone (if the app has a Watch-compatible version, that is). Another feature is synced blocked contacts support – so if you block someone on your Galaxy Watch, this person will be blocked on your phone as well. On top of that, the new OS interface has Google Play support, so you will gain access to a lot more apps and watch faces than ever before.

The new OS also brings a gesture navigation system for answering calls or dismissing calls.

Apps will now start up to 30% faster on the latest chipsets with smooth animations and motion. The new OS will also bring longer battery life. And lastly, the new unified platform will facilitate developers in building new apps for smartwatches.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Battery life

The battery size of the Galaxy Watch 4 is identical to the one on the Watch 4 Classic. Namely, it sports a 361mAh (typical) battery cell for the 44mm version, and a 247(typical) for the smaller, 40mm version.

The new 5nm processor and the One UI Watch will surely bring improvements in the smartwatch's battery life. However, we have to test it in order to tell you what exactly are those improvements, so stay tuned for our Galaxy Watch 4 review!

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 News

Check out the most recent news about the Galaxy Watch 4, as well as the more premium version, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Galaxy Watch 4 news

Sweet new deal makes the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 a cellular-capable Black Friday steal -$170 Samsung's aging Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is a premium Black Friday 2022 bargain at this price -$200 Samsung totally botched a 'recent' Galaxy Watch 4 update, bricking a 'limited' number of units Galaxy Watch 4 is terrific value at new discounted price Samsung's (very slowly) aging Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are on sale at bargain prices Samsung's gorgeous Galaxy Watch 4 Classic keeps the rotating bezel alive at a huge new discount -$120 Samsung has a bunch of Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic models on sale at lower than ever prices Samsung starts rolling out big updates for older foldables and the Galaxy Watch 4 There's never been a better time to buy a jumbo-sized Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 with LTE -48% Amazon has one Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 model with LTE on sale at a bonkers $130 discount -40% Samsung has 'like new' Galaxy Watch 4 Classic units on sale at massive discounts -45% A bunch of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 models are discounted by $100 and up (but not for long)

Top Articles

You might also like

Latest Posts

Article information

Author: Francesca Jacobs Ret

Last Updated: 07/29/2022

Views: 6405

Rating: 4.8 / 5 (48 voted)

Reviews: 87% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Francesca Jacobs Ret

Birthday: 1996-12-09

Address: Apt. 141 1406 Mitch Summit, New Teganshire, UT 82655-0699

Phone: +2296092334654

Job: Technology Architect

Hobby: Snowboarding, Scouting, Foreign language learning, Dowsing, Baton twirling, Sculpting, Cabaret

Introduction: My name is Francesca Jacobs Ret, I am a innocent, super, beautiful, charming, lucky, gentle, clever person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.