Samsung Introduces Galaxy Watch 6, Classic

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Watch 6, Classic

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: July 26, 2023

Samsung officially unveiled the next line of Galaxy Watches during its Unpacked event, and it's bringing back a familiar feature to the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic due to popular demand.

This feature is none other than the rotating bezel - one the company had chosen not to add to last year's Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro, despite being a staple feature in previous premium flagship models.

Apart from the bezel, Samsung has also made significant changes to both the Watch 6 and Classic, such as slimmer borders surrounding the OLED display, thinner designs, and an overall 20% increase in screen space for both watches.

The Watch 6 comes in 40mm and 44mm sizes, weights of 28.7g and 33.3g, and is made with an aluminum case. Meanwhile, the Classic will be larger at 43mm and 47mm, with weights of 52g and 59g, and be made of stainless steel. Both units will have ultra-durable Saphhire crystal glass.

Batteries for the two have also been improved compared to last year's versions, with the Watch 6 and the Classic featuring 300mAh batteries for the smaller version and 425mAh batteries for the larger versions. According to Samsung, the new smartwatches will also have lower battery consumption, with improved fast charging.

In comparison, Watch 5 had 284mAh and 410mAh batteries for the small and large variations, respectively. 

Watch 6 and Classic to Be First with Wear OS 4 Platform

The two watches will also be the first to use Google's new Wear OS 4 update and Samsung's One UI 5 Watch skin.

While Wear OS 4 improves the watches' battery life and cloud data-backing, One UI 5 Watch will have better emergency call functions, a new Personalized Heart Zone feature to help with fitness goals, and Irregular Hearth Rhythm Notifications which alert the user of signs of atrial fibrillation. 

It will also come with an updated Sleep Mode that toggles with the display and makes use of infrared sensors to monitor one's heart rate. 

The two smartwatches officially hit the stores on August 11, but pre-order starts today. Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 will retail for $300 for its 40mm version and $330 for its 44mm version, while the Classic will retail for $400 for its 43mm version and $430 for its 47mm version. 

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