galaxy watch 7Apart from the new Galaxy Note 9, Samsung also introduced a new wearable during its Unpacked event – The Galaxy Watch is an intelligent accessory that’s a perfect combination of style and functionality.

The Galaxy Watch is designed with wellness in focus, and can monitor stress and sleep. It can suggest breathing exercises so the user can stay focused, and can also help in adjusting sleeping habits. It also helps its in achieving its user’s personal fitness goals, and can now track up to 39 workouts apart from its intuitive calorie tracking plus personalized alerts.

galaxy watch 9With 80+ hours of battery life, the device’s improved longevity allows the user to be away from an outlet for a longer time, and do more of the things that really matter. It’s also equipped with LTE connectivity, and can give the user a glance of what’s for the day with morning and evening briefings.


Available in 2 sizes, 46mm and 42mm, the Galaxy Watch is an expression of one’s individual identity, thanks to a new selection of watch faces and straps. For the first time, it also features analog ticks and hourly chimes, plus a depth effect that highlights every detail of the watch face. The Galaxy Watch’s durability is military-certified,  and features Gorilla Glass DX+, along with industry-leading 5 ATM rating for water resistance.

galaxy watch 11Lastly, you can experience the convenience of having the entire Samsung ecosystem of apps such as SmartThings, which allow you to control devices directly from your watch, Samsung Health, Samsung Flow, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay, and Bixby, plus partnerships like Spotify and Under Armour.

Pre-Order and Pricing

The Samsung Galaxy Watch will retail for PhP16,990 for the 42mm version, and PhP18,990 for the 46mm version. Pre-order period is from August 11 to 19, 2018.

 Galaxy Watch 46mm (Silver)Galaxy Watch 42mm (Midnight Black, Rose Gold)
ProcessorExynos 9110 (Dual-Core)Exynos 9110 (Dual-Core)
RAM1.5GB (LTE), 768MB (Bluetooth)1.5GB (LTE), 768MB (Bluetooth)
Display1.3" Circular Super AMOLED + Gorilla Glass DX+ 360 x 3601.2" Circular Super AMOLED + Gorilla Glass DX+ 360 x 360
Strap22mm (Interchangeable)20mm (Interchangeable)
Connectivity3G/LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass3G/LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, HRM, Ambient LightAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, HRM, Ambient Light
ChargingWPC Based Wireless ChargingWPC Based Wireless Charging
Durability5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
CompatibilityAndroid 5.0 or later, iPhone 5 and above with iOS 9.0 and aboveAndroid 5.0 or later, iPhone 5 and above with iOS 9.0 and above
OSTizen Based Wearable OS 4.0Tizen Based Wearable OS 4.0

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.