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Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, Watch 6 Classic with rotating bezel launched: Check details

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic brings back the much-loved rotating bezel which Samsung removed in the Galaxy Watch 5.

Edited By: Pranav Sawant

Published: Jul 26, 2023, 08:01 PM IST

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6

Story Highlights

  • Samsung has officially launched two new Galaxy smartwatches.
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, Watch 6 Classic come with improved health tracking.
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic has a rotating bezel.

Samsung at its Unpacked July event on Wednesday launched the all-new Galaxy Watch series. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Series 6 has two models – Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic. There’s no Watch 6 Pro, in case you are wondering. The Classic brings back the much-loved rotating bezel that offers satisfying clicks. The lineup comes with more screen real estate and has improved health-tracking features. Let’s take a look at the full details of the smartwatch series.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 specifications and features

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 lineup boasts a sleek design and has a slimmer bezel. The Galaxy Watch 6 comes in two sizes i.e. 40MM and 44MM, whereas, the Watch 6 Classic has 43MM and 47MM variants. The Classic has a rotating bezel that’s 15 percent thinner. It is made up of Stainless Steel material. The vanilla Watch 6 has an Armor Aluminum build. Both feature Sapphire Crystal Glass.

The wearables come with 2000 nits of peak brightness and an Always On Display brightness adjustment feature. Samsung has increased the battery capacity in both models. Both come with a 425mAh typical battery capacity for the larger-sized variant and a 300mAh cell for the smaller-sized variant. The duo has a 5 ATM IP68 rating and MIL-STD-810H certification.

This time around there are more health-tracking features and the major focus is on Sleep tracking. Both smartwatches come with features like Sleep Score, Personalized Heart Rate Zone, Body Composition, menstrual cycle tracking, Irregular Heart Rhythm notification, and fall detection.

The Galaxy Watch 6 series runs on WearOS Powered by Samsung (WearOS 4) and has Samsung’s One UI 5 Watch. Both smartwatches support WhatsApp and have additional streaming options with Audible. The duo comes with apps like Google Calendar, Gmail, Peloton, MyFitness Pal, and others. The series also has other features like Camera Controller, Guided Fitness, and Find My Phone.

The new smartwatches come in LTE and Bluetooth/Wi-Fi options. The series has Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 2.4 + 5Ghz, NFC, and GNSS options like GPS, Glonass, Beidou, and Galileo. As far as compatibility is concerned, both watches can be paired with phones running on Android 10 or higher that have more than 1.5GB of memory.

“With the new Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, we are delivering on our commitment to democratize advanced health monitoring tools, now offering easier access right from the wrist,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience at Samsung Electronics.

“From sleep and fitness coaching to nutritional insights, Samsung is providing new and convenient ways to help users gain understanding and take action for better health and wellness, every day and every night,” he continued.

The India pricing and availability details are yet to be revealed.

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Author Name | Pranav Sawant

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