Samsung Galaxy Watch – to BUY or NOT?

Should you be getting a smartwatch?

Samsung Galaxy Watch Price in India
46 mm – INR 29,990
42 mm – INR 24,990

Galaxy Watch Specifications (46mm)

Size: 46 mm and 42 mm (two variants)
Battery: 472 mAh (46mm) and 270mAh (42mm)
Weight: 63 gms
Waterproof: Yes, up to 50m
Display: 1.3 inches, 360 x 360 pixels, Super AMOLED
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
Always on display available with rotating bezel
OS: Tizen 4.0
Calling: Yes (with bluetooth connectivity to the phone)
Camera and video recording: No
Processor: 1.15 GHz Dual Core (Exynos 9110)
RAM: 748 MB (Bluetooth version) and 1.5 GB (LTE Model)
Wifi: Yes
Bluetooth: v4.2
No radio, no NFC, no USB
Charging: WPC Wireless charging only

Smartwatches in general have had a very slow development. They’ve not progressed as fast as they should have as a wearable on your hand. You can still walk out easily out of your house without wearing a watch and it won’t be a big deal. So it hasn’t become a must have.

But a smartwatch is still is a very cool accessory to have and it does a pretty good job of extending the capabilities of your smartphone. And along with features that extend the capability of your smartphone you also must consider how that watch looks overall – since it does have quite a bit of aesthetic value.

Now, let me get into WHY I really enjoy wearing the Galaxy Watch and then I will come to some other minor points. But here are the big ones:

I can make and attend to calls using the Galaxy Watch.
This is extremely helpful while I’m eating or while I’m driving or I’m doing anything that requires my hands to be engaged or I don’t have my phone around. You’ll be surprised at how often that happens and how useful this feature then gets to be.

Next, it’s DEAD simple to reply to conversations. Reading is super easy as you can read the entire message or evena n e-mail except yu can’t look at attachemnts. And I NEVER have to look at my phone for every small thing. That’s powerful and extremely time saving. And it’s not even tough to reply. It has t9 dictionary that makes it really easy to create words and you can rotate the bezel to access different kinds of keyboards.

Third, it tracks my activities automatically. So it keeps a good track of how many steps I take, stairs I climb, calories I burn, hours I sleep and keeps tracking my heart rate as well as my stress levels. This helps me a lot because the premium I pay for my health insurance significantly reduces if I maintain 10,000 steps for 13 days in a month.

Fourth, it’s got interchangeable straps. As in, you can put ANY strap that’s 22 mm wide. ANY! That means, there is no limit to the design of the strap. Any style, any color….keep buying them and hooking it up to your Galaxy Watch!

Lastly, it is water proof. So, you can take it for a swim and dive all the way down to upto 50 metres and it’s not going to be a problem. That’s crazy insane. Though you don’t care about 50m, the important point is you never have to be worried about water. Also, it’s a tough sturdy body made of corrosion resistant stainless steel and the display has corning gorill glass DX+ which is extremely scratch resistant. So, I think that’s pretty neat.

On top of all of this, it has a pretty impressive battery life. So if I use it like regularly – it goes on for 3.5 to 4 days without any charge. Hell, if I use power saving – I can easily stretch it to 5 days without any charge and all of this is super impressive for any watch. This is the largest battery samsung has ever used in any watch!

Now of course,
Having said all of that, there aren’t too many negatives in the Galaxy Watch considering all smartwatches that have come out well. It’s a little bit of everything and that’s what it brings to the table. It’s not a watch for a hardcore fitness enthusiast and it’s not the perfect smartwatch for apps either considering a rather limited Tizen app eco-system. It’s just a really good looking smartwatch that has a bit of everything and pretty much takes care of 90% of your daily needs well enough.

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