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New Samsung Galaxy Watch: Stay Connected No Matter Where You Are

SEOUL, Korea – August 9, 2018 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced the new Samsung Galaxy Watch. Galaxy Watch brings the best of the Samsung’s Galaxy ecosystem with long-lasting battery life, Bluetooth and LTE connectivity, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalized design. Galaxy Watch helps users accomplish more with new fitness and sleep monitoring capabilities, in addition to offering a more robust line up of style options including three new watch faces in Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold, and new customizable watch band 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 Watch’s improved battery life of 80+ [1] hours eliminates the need for daily charging and helps consumers keep up with their busy week. With a longer battery life, untethering from their smartphone is now easy with Galaxy Watch’s LTE connectivity – across 30+ carriers and 15+ countries – for a true standalone experience across devices through messaging, calls, mapping and music. 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 an improved wellness experience with a new advanced sleep tracker[2] that tracks 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 under control, Galaxy Watch also helps users achieve other personal goals including fitness. Galaxy Watch adds 21 new indoor exercises, tracking a total of 39 workouts that allow consumers to customize and change up their routines. Because balanced nutrition is as important as exercise, Galaxy Watch makes it easy to accomplish your goals with intuitive calorie tracking and personalized alerts. In addition, users can stay on track of their meals using Bixby Vision on their Galaxy device. Users can easily 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 customize Galaxy Watch even more with a selection of watch faces and straps. Galaxy Watch carries the legacy of Samsung’s 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 Watch’s certified military-level durability[3] with Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX+ and leading water resistance with a 5 ATM rating[4] allows for long-lasting use, no matter the environment.

Experience the best of Samsung’s 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[5], Bixby and with partnerships like 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 easy on Galaxy Watch in addition to keeping information more secure with Samsung Knox and easily unlocking PCs or tablets using Samsung Flow.

  • The Bluetooth Galaxy Watch will be available at Samsung Experience Stores, online at Samsung.com and at major retail partners across Canada on Sept 21st, 2018. The LTE device will launch in Canada later this year.
  • Bluetooth devices will be eligible for a pre-order promotion beginning August 24th until September 20th, 2018. If you pre-order the Bluetooth Galaxy Watch during this period at Samsung.com, a Samsung Experience Store, or Best Buy Canada, you will get a bonus wireless charger duo (value of $149.99), to charge both the Galaxy Watch and your smartphone simultaneously.⁷

Please note, I will share Canadian-specific details related to pricing, and LTE availability as soon as they are available.

Galaxy Watch Specifications
Model Galaxy Watch 46mm Silver Galaxy Watch 42mm Midnight Black

Galaxy Watch 42mm Rose Gold

Display 1.3” (33mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)

Full Color Always On Display

Corning® Gorilla® DX+

1.2” (30mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)

Full Color Always On Display

Corning® Gorilla® DX+

Size 46 x 49 x 13

63g (without strap)

41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7

49g (without strap)

Strap 22mm (Interchangeable)

Option Color: Onyx Black, Deep Ocean Blue, Basalt Grey

20mm (Interchangeable)

Option Color: Onyx Black, Lunar Grey, Terracotta Red, Lime Yellow, Cosmo Purple, Pink Beige, Cloud Grey, Natural Brown

Battery 472mAh 270mAh
AP Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15GHz
OS Tizen Based Wearable OS 4.0
Memory LTE: 1.5GB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory

Bluetooth®: 768MB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory

Connectivity 3G/LTE, Bluetooth®4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient Light
Charge WPC based wireless charging
Durability 5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
Compatibility Samsung: Android 5.0 or later

Other: Android 5.0 or later

iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above

※ Activation feature for Mobile Network of Galaxy watch with Non-Samsung smartphones may not be available in some countries

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

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