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Delivering 4G connectivity, wellness capabilities and design to match your lifestyle

LONDON, KINGDOM   9 August 2018  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced the new Samsung Galaxy Watch. Galaxy Watch brings the best of the Samsungs Galaxy ecosystem with long-lasting battery life, 4G connectivity (later this year), wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalised design. Galaxy Watch helps users accomplish more with new stress and sleep monitoring capabilities, in addition to offering a more robust line up of style options including three colour variants (Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold), and new customisable watch strap colors.

At Samsung, we have a long history of providing consumers with choice, while maintaining innovation within our products, and we are excited to continue the proud heritage of our Galaxy line with our wearables, said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. The new Galaxy Watch was designed for all lifestyles to help meet consumer needs, such as more efficient battery life to stay connected longer, and better wellness tracking to help users maintain their goals  we are delivering them with connected experiences, all at the touch of a wrist.

Stay Connected  No Matter Where Your Day Takes You

Galaxy Watchs improved battery life of up to seven days[1] eliminates the need for daily charging and helps consumers keep up with their busy week. With a longer battery life, untethering from their smartphone has never been easier with Galaxy Watchs 4G connectivity  for a true standalone experience across devices through messaging, calls, mapping and music[2]. Users can also start and end their day with morning and evening briefings to help stay on top of reminders, weather and their latest schedule.

Live a Balanced Life

Designed with wellness in mind, Galaxy Watch offers a true holistic wellness experience with its new stress management tracker[3], which automatically detects high levels of stress and offers breathing exercises to help keep users relaxed and focused. In addition, a new advanced sleep tracker[4] monitors all levels of sleep, including REM cycles, to help users adjust sleeping habits and get the rest they need to take on their day.

With sleep and stress under control, Galaxy Watch also helps users achieve other health and wellness goals, including fitness. Galaxy Watch adds 21 new indoor exercises, tracking a total of 39 workouts that allow consumers to customise and change up their routines. Because balanced nutrition is as important as exercise, Galaxy Watch makes it easier than ever with intuitive calorie tracking and personalised alerts. In addition, users can stay on track of their meals using Bixby Vision on their Galaxy device. To take a photo of each meal and instantly log nutritional information in Samsung Health and on Galaxy Watch for better calorie management.

Flaunt a Stylish and Timeless Design

Galaxy Watch caters to more sizes and styles with a Silver 46mm version, and 42mm option in Midnight Black or Rose Gold. Users can customise Galaxy Watch even more with a selection of watch faces and straps including options from Braloba, a manufacturer of high quality watch straps. Galaxy Watch carries the legacy of Samsungs smartwatches with its trademark circular, rotating bezel while embracing the digital look with Always On Display, in addition to improved usability. For the first time, Galaxy Watch features analog watch ticks and hourly chimes, and a depth effect that casts shadows defining every detail on the watch face for a traditional look and feel. In addition, Galaxy Watchs certified military-level durability[5] with Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX+ and 5 ATM rating water resistance[6] allows for long-lasting use, no matter the environment. 

Experience the best of Samsungs Galaxy Ecosystem

Galaxy Watch brings users all the benefits from the Galaxy Ecosystem creating a seamless experience with SmartThings, Samsung Health, Samsung Flow, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay[7], Bixby and with partnerships like Spotify and Under Armour. Easily access and control devices on Galaxy Watch with SmartThings  all at the touch of a wrist  from turning on the lights and TV in the morning to adjusting the temperature before bed. Samsung makes music and multimedia control even easier on Galaxy Watch with Spotify allowing users to listen to songs offline or without a smartphone with Spotify[8] Offline mode in addition to keeping information secure with Samsung Knox and easily unlocking PCs or tablets using Samsung Flow.

UK Availability 

The Galaxy Watch is available in two versions. The Bluetooth Samsung Galaxy Watch is available now. The 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch will be available in the UK later this year and EE will be the first UK network to support it. Pricing and availability will be announced in due course. For additional product information, please visit https://news.samsung.com/uk/