Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Review: Must-have for fitness enthusiasts with a Samsung phone

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the corporate’s newest smartwatch with which it desires to redeem its sensible wearables portfolio. Samsung is presently the second-largest smartwatch maker after Apple which shipped over 9.5 million items by June 2021. Looking back, Samsung solely managed to ship 2 million items in the identical time which supplies Apple a lead of greater than 7 million shipments which greater than proves its recognition.

Samsung desires to vary this with the Galaxy Watch 4 which is its first smartwatch to run ‘WearOS Powered by Samsung’, a new customized UI for smartwatch developed in shut partnership with Google. Till the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Samsung smartwatches used Tizen OS however earlier this 12 months Samsung introduced that it’s going to take the perfect options from Tizen OS and merge it with the following model of Google’s WearOS. Does that make the Watch 4 price its asking value? Right here’s what we discovered.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 pricing and availability

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 with Bluetooth is priced beginning at Rs 23,999 in India for the 40mm band dimension and Rs 26,999 for the 44mm band dimension which is what Samsung despatched us for this evaluate. There are three colourways on supply: Black, Inexperienced and Silver and it’s that can be purchased from the Samsung India retailer and Amazon India.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Construct and Design


The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has a minimalist design and a stable construct high quality. The body is made out of aluminium and is accompanied by a silicone sport band. 

This 44mm model has a thickness of 9.8mm and weighs 30.3 grams which is fairly glossy and doesn’t overwhelm in your hand. As compared, it’s thinner and lighter than the Apple Watch SE and Sequence 6.


The design of the Watch 4 is harking back to the Galaxy Watch Lively collection and has trendy appears to be like with a flat show surrounded by chamfered edges. There’s a residence key with a purple accent and a again key proper beneath it. 

The highest fringe of the Watch 4 has the atmospheric strain sensor and on the again, you will see a host of sensors together with an optical coronary heart price sensor, electrical biosensors and a strain vent. There’s a speaker unit on the left aspect as effectively.

The Watch 4 can also be 5ATM and IP68 rated which makes it immune to mud and water for upto 1.5 metres of freshwater for upto half-hour. Moreover, the Watch 4 can also be immune to water strain at upto 50 meters depth. In my use, the Watch 4 was simply capable of stand up to splashes of water and although I didn’t take it alongside for a swim, I’m assured that it’s going to survive below freshwater for lengthy durations of time. 

Whereas the Watch 4 doesn’t lend an excessive amount of strain to your hand and is comfy to put on more often than not, there’s a sure stiffness with the game band the place it bends alongside the lugs. This largely has to do with how Samsung has designed this watch the place the strap is made to seem like an extension to the lugs. Nonetheless, this design alternative does depart a little little bit of area between the straps and your hand and at occasions it could really feel that the watch has an irregular match.

If you’re somebody with slim wrists, it’s best to go for the 40mm mannequin however for everybody else, the 44mm works simply tremendous. It might not be the snuggliest smartwatch round, particularly at night time however in any other case, there’s little or no to complain in regards to the design of the Watch 4.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Show


The 44mm Watch 4 options a 1.4-inch Tremendous AMOLED show with 450×450 pixels decision and has a layer of Gorilla Glass with DX+ which affords scratch resistance and enhances visibility and distinction ratio.

The bezel surrounding the display screen can also be touch-sensitive and acts as a digital rotating bezel of kinds, the place you may simply swipe alongside the bezel to maneuver alongside the house tiles. It’s an intuitive function and I will give Samsung that, however the performance isn’t good as a result of it is a flat show and a barely curved display screen would have been good right here. Nonetheless, the bodily rotating bezel that’s on the Watch 4 Traditional is the actual deal.

The show on the Watch 4 will get fairly shiny at full brightness ranges however you may also set it to regulate mechanically relying on the ambient lighting. The daylight legibility is nice and you may simply see and work together with the watch in harsh daylight with none points. 

A few of the different options embody an always-on show and rising contact sensitivity for use whereas carrying gloves. There are tons of various watch faces that come pre-loaded and third-party apps can be downloaded for extra designs, because of Put on OS.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 efficiency

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is supplied with the Exynos W920 processor that has dual-core CPUs working at upto 1.18GHz. For the reason that Exynos chip is fabricated on a 5nm structure and is paired with 1.5GB RAM, it’s environment friendly and the One UI Watch 3 interface feels very clean.

The swipe animations really feel snappy and I didn’t face any lag in my time with it. There’s 16GB storage which is first rate for saving your playlist, apps, maps knowledge and extra. 

A swipe up from the house display screen helps you to into the app drawer the place the icons are organized in a honeycomb-like grid. You may try all of the put in apps from the drawer; it’s all very minimal and like clockwork.

When paired with your phone, you’re going to get notifications on the Watch 4 and you may even obtain calls, reply to messages and extra from it. There’s a latest apps icon within the app drawer that feels misplaced and would have been helpful if built-in into one of many bodily buttons. 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 monitoring options

The Galaxy Watch 4 options a complete set of sensors together with the BioActive, accelerometer, Barometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic and lightweight sensors. Whereas it is a commonplace setup, the BioActive sensor is definitely a mixture of the optical coronary heart price sensor, ECG and Bioelectrical Impedance Evaluation which helps the watch measure blood strain and physique composition. 


Nonetheless, you may solely measure the blood strain and ECG in case you use a Samsung smartphone which is a bummer however is nothing that the corporate can’t resolve through an OTA replace.


The Galaxy Watch 4 can observe all of your fitness actions very simply. It counts the variety of steps you took in a day, the time you remained lively and the energy burned throughout these actions. It helps over 90 train modes together with swimming, working, circuit coaching, mountaineering, treadmill and bench press, to call a few. It additionally retains a observe of your sleep cycle, stress ranges and blood oxygen saturation ranges. Aside from this, the watch can also be able to detecting actions mechanically.


I used the Galaxy Watch 4 to trace cycle rides and the Samsung Well being app supplied me with a holistic view of information factors like a detailed GPS map of the stretch, speeds, elevation and coronary heart price. 

I additionally had the Apple Watch Sequence 6 and the Amazfit GTR 2 strapped to my wrists and all three watches recorded kind of related distance, speeds, length and coronary heart charges which solely lends credence to the monitoring options of the Watch 4.


It additionally affords a split-view of your lap efficiency at each kilometer that you may filter by common pace or how a lot time it takes for you to finish a kilometer. 

An analogous evaluation is out there in case you take up another fitness actions like working, strolling and mountaineering to call a few. In actions like working, the Watch 4 additionally affords superior working metrics like analysing asymmetry, contact time, stiffness and extra and provides you an general rating based mostly on the run.


One of many highlighting options of this 12 months’s Watch 4 is the physique composition or BMI (Physique Mass Index) function that measures your physique fats, muscle mass, physique water and extra by sending an electrical pulse that travels via your physique. The house and again key ought to keep in touch with the center and the ring fingers for your complete length the watch calculates the physique composition. It takes simply 15 seconds for the watch to seize 2,400 knowledge factors out of your physique to analyse fats mass, physique fats proportion, physique water, basal metabolic price, weight, BMI and skeletal muscle.



Whereas we weren’t capable of take a look at the accuracy of the physique composition function, it ought to offer you a baseline to begin and look at the modifications in your physique fats over time. The Samsung Well being app additionally plots a chart throughout all of the BMI measurements and exhibits the modifications in your skeletal muscle, physique fats and extra.


The Galaxy Watch 4 additionally tracked my sleep precisely and to the minute. The Samsung Well being app exhibits the length of the sleep, adopted by blood oxygen ranges throughout sleep and loud night breathing knowledge. You can even discover a detailed chart of the sleep divided throughout REM, mild and deep sleep durations.


Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Well being app


Pairing the Watch 4 with your phone is a pretty straightforward activity. It makes use of Bluetooth 5.0 to connect with your smartphone and synchronizes knowledge in actual time. The app is straightforward to make use of and lots of knowledge factors are completely defined within the app itself so you may learn and perceive precisely what the numbers imply with respect to your very important ranges.


You can even join the Samsung Well being app with Strava and also can join with your pals to share and settle for exercise challenges. The app is effectively designed and information all of your train knowledge that you may entry by tapping a date on the calendar. 


In physique composition measurement, the Well being app supplies a detailed overview of find out how to measure BMI and the info collected and analyzed throughout physique composition measurements based mostly in your weight.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Battery life

The Galaxy Watch 4 is supplied with a 361mAh battery which Samsung claims can final for over 2 days. In our use, nonetheless, we managed to get a day and a half price of use on common use with notifications, always-on show, Bluetooth and WiFi enabled. In case you use it to trace exercises, sleep and extra, count on the battery life to drop to round a day or so which is simply tremendous so far as Android smartwatches go. Even the Apple Watch Sequence 6 lasts for round 18-20 hours on a single cost however it prices twice as a lot.

In terms of charging, the Watch 4 took over 2.5 hours to totally cost utilizing the magnetic charger supplied within the field which is a bummer as a result of the watch is unusable for the length it’s plugged in, lacking out on knowledge factors whenever you’re resting or sleeping.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Verdict

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is a versatile smartwatch that allows you to preserve a observe of your vitals and actions all through the day with little or no effort out of your aspect. Samsung’s newest timepiece will appease those that love minimalist design. The show of the Watch 4 is sharp and vibrant however we might have favored a barely curved display screen as an alternative.

The Watch 4 is a no-brainer for those that already personal a Samsung smartphone as it’s the good companion for it. You may nonetheless purchase it in case you don’t have a Samsung phone and in case you’re wanting for a good smartwatch that may observe your fitness ranges. Simply do not forget that some options like ECG and blood strain solely work on Samsung telephones for now.

Total, the Galaxy Watch 4 is a stable step-up from earlier generations and is sort of like a religious successor to the Galaxy Watch Lively 2. Don’t purchase it if in case you have an iPhone because the Watch 4 will not be suitable with Apple gadgets however we count on Samsung to assist it quickly. In case you’re wanting for one thing extra elegant, try the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Traditional.


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