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Some wait in line for every iPhone drop, others prefer to think outside the white box. Wherever you land on the Apple vs. Android scale, the battle for tech supremacy is still raging on.
The latest big swing from team Android? The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Just when we thought the Apple Watch had an edge, Samsung let us know it means to have a say in the roles smartwatches play in monitoring personal health and fitness.
Curious if it’s right for you? Here’s what we know so far.
At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has all the bells and whistles of most of its top competitors, but what really makes it stand out is its hybrid Google and Samsung operating system — Wear OS.
The Galaxy Watch 4 is the first device to feature the new OS, meaning it’s strictly for Android users who’ve been wanting Samsung style combined with wearable access to the gamut of Google services on their wrist.
It comes in two models: Galaxy Watch 4 (starting at $249) and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (starting at $349). Their differences mainly come down to style. The Watch 4 has a slightly more modern look with a digital bezel and sports band, while the Watch 4 Classic has the more traditional look with a rotating bezel and the same features as its counterpart.
According to Samsung, each watch comes with:
- Galaxy Watch 4 Case + Inbox band
- Wireless charger
If you’re not feelin’ the idea of paying for your Watch 4 in one shot, Samsung does offer financing options of 24 and 36 months. Both models are available now for purchase.
The name of the smartwatch game right now is giving you the best features to monitor your stats on your wellness journey, specifically fitness. The Galaxy Watch 4 is touting a range of health management tools to keep you on track.
- tracking blood pressure
- monitoring BMI
- measuring blood oxygen levels
- tracking heart rate
- tracking sleep patterns
It does the normal stuff too, like counts your steps and tracks your workouts. So as you’re formulating a new fitness plan, or trying to reorganize your fitness journaling habit, this smartwatch might be a great companion.
Those who are on team Android might have some room to brag about the shiny new smartwatch on the block. Having a device that’s data-driven, stylish, and practical is a great way to take charge of your health journey.
However, it’s important to note that these tools are just that — tools. They aren’t replacements for health professionals or a consistent workout plan. At the end of the day, they can’t motivate you, but they can assist you.
With the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 being the first to carry this new wearable OS, it could pave the way for some fresh and essential on-the-go living.