The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is set to arrive later this year, and while we haven’t seen much of it yet, leaks have started surfacing. One interesting tidbit is that it’s expected to have increased battery capacities.
Battery life is still a big problem on most wearables, and the Galaxy Watch series is no exception. Thankfully, Samsung has a solution: Wireless Power Share lets you charge your watch by placing it on your phone’s rear panel.
The Galaxy Watch 6 features a wide array of watch faces to choose from, many of which are free. In addition, you can store dozens of them on the watch itself, making it one of the most customizable smartwatches on the market.
The rotating bezel is another unique design feature that we liked, and it allows you to easily navigate the watch interface by swiping, flipping or scrolling. This feels more tactile and is a much more satisfying way to navigate a touchscreen than tapping on it.
Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant is also on board. It doesn’t work quite as well as Google Assistant or Siri, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is a well-rounded smartwatch, and it’s a notch above the competition in both battery life and design. It’s a great device for anyone who loves the idea of a high-end smartwatch with powerful specs, but isn’t keen on Apple’s Apple Watch Series 4.
In addition to improved workout algorithms and sleep tracking, the Galaxy Watch 6 offers stress management features as well. It uses its heart rate monitor and other sensors to calculate your stress level.
While Samsung isn’t the first company to offer stress monitoring, it’s a good move. It’s a feature that’s been available on Garmin’s watches for some time, so it’s nice to see Samsung add it to its own lineup.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 comes packed with a huge selection of apps. These include a number of fitness and health tracking apps that are designed to keep you in top shape.
One of these apps is Samsung Health, which lets you track your sleep, body composition, and workouts in one app. The app also links your health data across your smartphone for easy reference.
Another app that is worth looking at is Wrist Flashlight, which can be used to turn your watch into an instant torch or accent light. This is a useful feature when you’re walking home at night or camping out in the woods.
Samsung’s latest wearable is a step up from the Galaxy Watch 4. It has 10W smart-charging, an advanced workout algorithm and sleep tracking.
It also offers GPS tools and a more durable design. That’s the stuff that you really want from a fitness smartwatch.
The GPS feature on the Galaxy Watch 6 is a great addition to its feature set and will make it easier to track your runs in case you don’t have your phone with you. It’s also IP68 water-resistant and offers a long battery life.
The Galaxy Watch 6 is expected to launch in August of 2021. It should be available in a few sizes at the same price as last year’s models, which started at $279 for the 40mm and $449 for the Pro model. Larger sizes typically cost $30 more, while LTE connectivity adds $50.
The battery life of smartwatches has been a major concern for users, and it looks like Samsung is listening. A new report from eagle-eyed tech spotters suggests the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 will get a modest upgrade to its battery.
The smaller of the two certified batteries that will power the 40mm variant of the device (SM-R93x) has an advertised capacity of 300mAh, which is 5% more than the 284mAh of the current Watch 5.
As for the larger battery in the 44mm version (EB-BR935ABY), it’s rated at 425mAh. That’s still less than the 410mAh of the Watch 5, but it’s not bad, either.