Goodbye Gear, hello Galaxy Watch

Goodbye Gear, hello Galaxy Watch


As expected, Samsung introduced a new Galaxy Watch at its Unpacked 2018 event this morning in New York. 

The new watch marks a break from Samsung’s original Gear line of watches and appears designed to rival the next Apple Watch and Google’s expected Wear OS smartwatch.

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Here’s what we know so far:

  • Available in two different sizes — 42mm ($330) and 46mm ($350) 
  • Circular, rotating bezel
  • Standalone LTE connectivity with call and text support
  • AMOLED display
  • Colors include Rose Gold, Silver and Midnight Black
  • Over 60,000 watch faces available from the Galaxy App Store
  • High-res analog display with intergated touch function
  • Military-grade Corning Gorilla DX+ glass
  • 5 ATM water resistance 
  • Stress management features
  • 21 indoor exercises, 39 tracked workouts
  • Battery life: “several days on a single charge”
  • Sold in 15+ countries on 30+ carriers (including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon)
  • Available on August 24

The company also debuted the Wireless Charger Duo, which can charge the watch and the new Note 9 simultaneously. Apple has announced a similar device, powered by its AirPower technology, which could debut this fall alongside the next generation of iPhones

In the US, the 42mm version will start at $330 and the 46mm at $350. They will be available starting Aug. 24 at Amazon, Best Buy and Orders on before September 8, 2018 will receive a free Samsung watch band.


Sarah Tew/CNET

This story will be updated as additional details are announced.

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