Samsung today announced the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, alongside the Note 20 series, Tab S7 series, and the Buds Live. Boasting a blood oxygen monitor and fall detection, the Galaxy Watch 3 is set to make a comeback in the wearable segment.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
The new Galaxy Watch 3 can now monitor blood oxygen levels on top of the usual fitness and health tracking like steps taken and sleep tracking. On top of that, it takes a cue from the Apple Watch by adding a Fall Detection feature. This is particularly useful for the elderly, should anything happen to them when they aren’t under supervision.
To help with your workouts, the Galaxy Watch 3 also features running form analysis to let you know if you’re running properly, and how you can improve on it. After your run, it also shows you a summary of your run, and gives feedback on areas you can work on.
When paired with your smartphone, you’ll have access to more than 120 fitness program to track your workouts with. It also now detects VO2 max, which is the amount of oxygen you can utilize during your workout. On top of that, Samsung will also be adding the ECG feature to the Watch 3 in the near future.
Apart from its fitness features, the Galaxy Watch 3 also builds on the smartwatch features it has. You can now send avatar stickers, and even view image message preview right from the watch itself.
The Galaxy Watch 3 can also act as a controller for your Powerpoint slides, music, and can be used as a remote camera shutter. Working with Bixby, it can also be used to summon your personal Samsung assistant. That’s not all, the Watch 3 also supports Samsung Pay for faster payment and checkouts.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 will be available in two sizes – 46mm and 42mm. As for colour options, the 46mm will come in black and bronze, while the 42mm will come in white and bronze.
In terms of pricing, the Watch 3 will be priced as below:
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) – RM1,799
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (41mm) – RM1,699