Samsung’s next big unpacked event will be … packed. Aside from the next generation of Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip smartphones and maybe even the S21 FE as well, the company plans to release not one but two new smartwatch models, each in two sizes.
We are talking about Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch Active4. Both of these are to run Wear OS by Google in a rare but major change in strategy for the Korean company, which for the past few years has relied on the internally developed Tizen OS for its portable devices.
Samsung Galaxy Watch3
The problem with Tizen is the lack of third-party apps, which seems to be what made Samsung work with Google again. Hopefully, the collaboration will somehow provide better battery life than Wear OS smartwatches are usually known for.
Galaxy Watch4 comes in 42 mm and 46 mm sizes, while Watch Active4 is offered in 40 mm and 42 mm models. The former has a “traditional watch design”, while the latter has a “casual and simple design”.
None of the devices sometimes support the rumors of non-invasive reading of blood sugar. This may or may not arrive in a future Samsung laptop.