Samsung Galaxy Watch has now been officially launched in India. The smartwatch, which was first unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 9 at an event in New York last month, is the successor to the Gear S4.
The Galaxy Watch features a circular display, protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ panel and offers Always On Display experience. It comes in 46mm version and 42mm options with 1.3-inch and 1.2-inch display having 360×360 pixels screen resolution.
There’s a depth effect that casts shadows to define the detail on the available watch face. The Galaxy Watch also has heart rate monitoring through a built-in sensor and offers a dedicated stress management tracker.
It also has 5ATM + IP68 ratings for water resistance and is certified for military-level durability. The smartwatch also comes with NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) support for mobile payments using Samsung Pay. Similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy Watch runs Tizen OS along with a rotating bezel UI. It brings support for Bixby smart assistant.
Samsung has provided analog watch ticks and hourly chimes to give the feel of a traditional watch. The 46mm model has 472mAh battery with battery life of 80+ hours while the 42mm model comes with a 270mAh battery that promises 45+ hours of usage.
The 46mm variant comes with a Silver body and offers Onyx Black, Deep Ocean Blue, Basalt Grey color options for interchangeable straps. On the other hand, the 42mm variant has choices of Midnight Black and Rose Gold body options, apart from Onyx Black, Lunar Grey, Terracotta Red, Lime Yellow, Cosmo Purple, Pink Beige, Cloud Grey, and Natural Brown color versions.
In India, the Samsung Galaxy Watch priced at Rs. 24,990 for the 42mm version, while the 46mm variant costs Rs. 29,990. It will be available for purchase starting mid-October through all authorized retail channels in the country. Currently, the Bluetooth-only models have been launched in India.