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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 With Blood Oxygen Monitor Launched

Mayukh Bari06 August 2020 12:37AM IST
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has been unveiled by the company at its Galaxy Unpacked virtual event. The Galaxy Watch 3 comes in two dial sizes - 41mm and 45mm. There are two variants in each size, one with only Wi-Fi and the other with LTE connectivity. According to Samsung, Galaxy Watch 3 is 14 percent thinner, 8 percent smaller, and 15 percent lighter than its predecessor.


The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 comes in stainless steel and titanium variants. The 45mm model will get the 'Mystic Black' and 'Mystic Silver' colours while the 41mm model will get 'Mystic Silver' and 'Mystic Bronze' colours. There are two buttons on the right side of the smartwatch used to go back and home. There is also a physical rotating bezel. It comes with leather straps of different sizes. In terms of weight, the 41mm variant weighs 48 grams while the 45mm variant weighs 53 grams.


The Galaxy Watch 3 by Samsung runs on Tizen-based Wearable OS 5.5. It features a 1.2-inch (360x360 pixels) circular Super AMOLED display on the 41mm variant and a 1.4-inch display on the 45mm variant with the same resolution that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass DX. The smartwatch is powered by the dual-core Exynos 9110 CPU, Mali-T720 GPU, and packs 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 comes with IP68 water resistance and a MIL-STD-810G compliant design. The smaller variant has a 247mAh and the bigger one has a 340mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth v5.0 for the Wi-Fi model while the LTE model comes with eSIM support enabling 4G connectivity. There is GPS on board as well. There is also a speaker and a mic allowing for calls directly on the smartwatch.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 comes with heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, automatic workout detection, running coach, fall detection, and women health tracking. It includes Bixby Voice assistance and gesture controls. The sensors onboard the Galaxy Watch 3 includes a PPG sensor, ECG, SpO2 sensor, accelerometer, gyro sensor, barometer, and ambient light sensor. The smartwatch packs blood oxygen (SpO2) sensor that will be able to measure and track oxygen saturation over time. Additionally, the smartwatch will get Samsung Health Monitor app for better analysis. Samsung has also added a new Trip Detection feature to the smartwatch to send a custom SOS alert in emergency situation.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 will go on sale starting today in select markets across the globe. It is priced starting at $399 (Rs. 30,000) in the US for 41mm model, whereas the 45mm model will cost starting at $429 (Rs. 32,100). As the official Indian prices are not yet confirmed, we have to wait for a little longer to get this beautiful smartwatch on our wrists.