UPDATE (9/15/2018):

The new Samsung Galaxy Watch is now available at all authorized stores nationwide with a suggested retail price of P16,990 for the 46mm Silver variant and P15,990 for the Rose Gold variant.

Samsung recently announced the release of the new Galaxy Watch. It is equipped with long-lasting battery life, LTE connectivity, wellness capabilities, and a personalized design.

Galaxy Watch helps users accomplish more with new stress and sleep monitoring capabilities, in addition to offering a more robust lineup of style options including three new watch faces in Silver, Midnight Black, and Rose Gold, as well as new customizable watch band colors.

“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,”  said DJ Koh, president and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.

Galaxy Watch has an improved battery life of up to 80+ hours, promising to eliminate the need for daily charging and help consumers keep up with their busy week. Also, Galaxy Watch offers LTE connectivity—cross 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.

Designed with wellness in mind, Galaxy Watch offers a true holistic health experience with its new stress management tracker, which automatically detects high levels of stress and offers breathing exercises to help keep users centered and focused. In addition, a new advanced sleep tracker 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. It adds 21 new indoor exercises, tracking a total of 39 workouts that allow consumers to customize and change up their routines. Galaxy Watch makes it easier with intuitive calorie tracking and personalized alerts. In addition, users can stay on track of their meals using Bixby Vision on their Galaxy device.

Galaxy Watch caters to more sizes and styles with a silver, 46mm version and 42mm option in black or rose gold. Users can customize 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 Samsung’s smartwatches with its trademark circular, rotating bezel while embracing the digital look with Always On Display, in addition to improved usability.

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 with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ and industry-leading water resistance with a 5 ATM rating allows for long-lasting use, no matter the environment.

Galaxy Watch creates a seamless experience with SmartThings, Samsung Health, Samsung Flow, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay, 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, by allowing users to listen to songs offline or without a smartphone with Spotify’s offline mode in addition to keeping information secure with Samsung Knox and easily unlocking PCs or tablets using Samsung Flow.

Galaxy Watch will be available starting in the U.S. on August 24, 2018, at select carriers and retail locations, in Korea on August 31, 2018, and in additional select markets on September 14, 2018.

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Nadine Dizon
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Nadine is always fascinated about pop culture, especially if it's about her favorite Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney characters (technically they're all Disney now). She also enjoys reading female-centric novels , that is when she's not in bookstores hoarding them.